Rosemann, Michael, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Flender, Christian and Ansell, Peter D. (2006). Understanding context-awareness in business process design. In: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006 : thought leadership in IS, Adelaide, Australia: Australasian Association for Information Systems. ISBN 9780975841716

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In recent years, flexibility has emerged as an important guiding principle in the design of business processes. However, research on process flexibility has traditionally been solely focused on ways of how the demand for process flexibility can be satisfied by advanced process modelling techniques, i.e., issues intrinsic to the process. This paper proposes to extent existing research by studying the extrinsic drivers for process flexibility, i.e. an analysis of the root causes that drive the demand for flexible processes. These drivers can be found in the context of the process, which may include among others time, location, weather, legislation, culture or performance requirements. We argue for a stronger and more explicit consideration of these contextual factors in the design and modelling of business processes. Based on a real case study, we discuss how context can be conceptualized and integrated with existing approaches to business process design. These extensions are an essential foundation for the definition and implementation of agile processes and as such of high practical and theoretical value.

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Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89728
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Adelaide Convention Centre, 6th-8th December 2006 : thought leadership in IS
Date: 2006
Publisher: Australasian Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
ISBN: 9780975841716
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
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Process modellingEnglish
process flexibility,English
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Event Type: Conference
Refereed: Yes


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