Brown, Ross A. and Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 (2009). Improving the Traversal of Large Hierarchical Process Repositories. In: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ; Melbourne ; 02 – 04 December,

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Business Process Management (BPM) has increased in popularity and maturity in recent years. Large enterprises engage use process management approaches to model, manage and refine repositories of process models that detail the whole enterprise. These process models can run to the thousands in number, and may contain large hierarchies of tasks and control structures that become cumbersome to maintain. Tools are therefore needed to effectively traverse this process model space in an efficient manner, otherwise the repositories remain hard to use, and thus are lowered in their effectiveness. In this paper we analyse a range of BPM tools for their effectiveness in handling large process models. We establish that the present set of commercial tools is lacking in key areas regarding visualisation of, and interaction with, large process models. We then present six tool functionalities for the development of advanced business process visualisation and interaction, presenting a design for a tool that will exploit the latest advances in 2D and 3D computer graphics to enable fast and efficient search, traversal and modification of process models.

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Recker, Jan
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89134
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ; Melbourne ; 02 – 04 December
Date: December 2009
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
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Business process modellingEnglish
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Event Type: Conference
Refereed: Yes


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