Architecting business process maps

Geert Poels, Félix García, Francisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini
2019 Computer Science and Information Systems  
Process maps provide a high-level overview of an organization's 11 business processes. While used for many years in different shapes and forms, 12 there is little shared understanding of the concept and its relationship to business 13 process architecture. In this paper, we position the concept of process map within 14 the domain of architecture description. By 'architecting' the concept of business 15 process map, we identify and clarify diverging views of this concept as found in 16 the
more » ... und in 16 the literature and set requirements for describing process maps. A meta-model for 17 a process mapping language is produced as a result. The proposed meta-model 18 allows investigating the suitability of EA modelling languages as a basis for 19 defining a domain-specific language for process mapping along with the creation 20 of a better understanding of business process architecture in relation to enterprise 21 architecture, which can be beneficial for both BPM and EA professionals. 22
doi:10.2298/csis181118018p fatcat:ky6gvghbargf5fgdteqjqfpp6a