Book Chapter

Modelling business process variability for design-time configuration

M La Rosa, M Dumas, AHM ter Hofstede

Handbook of Research on Business Process Modeling | Published : 2009


A reference process model represents multiple variants of a common business process in an integrated and reusable manner. It is intended to be individualized in order to fit the requirements of a specific organization or project. This practice of individualizing reference process models provides an attractive alternative with respect to designing process models from scratch; in particular, it enables the reuse of proven practices. This chapter introduces techniques for representing variability in the context of reference process models, as well as techniques that facilitate the individualization of reference process models with respect to a given set of requirements.

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