Solving the conflicts of distributed process modelling - towards an integrated approach
Becker J, Pfeiffer D
In this paper the basic structure of an integrated approach is discussed that addresses the major conflicts of distributed business process modelling. Our argumentation is grounded on the assumption that process modelling projects of a practically relevant size involve multiple modellers. Current modelling languages and methods, however, do only provide little support for such distributed modelling scenarios. Simultaneously, the conflicts that can arise in distributed process modelling projects are hardly discussed in the scientific literature. Therefore, this paper aims for two research results: Firstly, based on a formal framework an overview about the main conflicts of distributed process modelling is given. Secondly, a literature review is performed to identify possible solutions for these problems. Based on this the characteristics of an integrated approach are described. Formal modelling and deductive reasoning are applied as research methodology.
Distributed Modelling; Process Modelling; Modelling Conflicts; PICTURE