Representing Unique Stakeholder Perspectives in BPM Notations

Carlos Monsalve, Alain April, Alain Abran
2010 2010 Eighth ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications  
Evidence shows that proposals for new modeling notations emerge and evolution of current ones are becoming more complex, often in an attempt to satisfy the many different modeling perspectives required by each stakeholder. This paper presents a method to identify the specific notation construct requirements, at multiple levels of abstraction, which satisfy the needs of a stakeholder when performing a specific task. Initially the focus is on two different stakeholders: software engineers (SE)
more » ... business analysts (BA), and one specific software engineering activity: requirements eliciting and analysis. The specific body of knowledge of the two stakeholders (Software Engineering Book of Knowledge (SWEBOK) for the SE, and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) for the BA) are used to identify each stakeholder specific notation construct requirements, at multiple levels of abstraction, in order to propose a simplification of their notation and constructs set. This paper presents solution avenues to simplify business process modeling notations by identifying the specific constructs preferred by different stakeholders. Keywords- business process modeling, software requirements, system requirements, representational analysis, levels of abstraction. I.
doi:10.1109/sera.2010.16 dblp:conf/sera/MonsalveAA10 fatcat:uwml7moy7nhqjcz7jgszd3enfu