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In organizations, a gap commonly exists between business goals and business processes. While several approaches provide modeling solutions in each of these two areas, their relationships are often not defined well enough to be used in the software development process. This paper aims to better fill this gap through the introduction of a pattern-based framework that helps construct business processes from organization goals while maintaining traceability relationships between the two. How to extract patterns, which are composed of goal templates, process templates, and their relationships, is briefly presented. The framework, which includes a collection of patterns for a particular domain, is formalized as a profile of the User Requirements Notation, a standard modeling language that supports goals, scenarios, and links between them. A method for the use of such framework is defined and then illustrated through a case study involving an adverse event management system that targets the improvement of patient safety in healthcare organizations.

-- Daniel Amyot - 08 Mar 2010


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Title Towards a Pattern-Based Framework for Goal-Driven Business Process Modeling
Authors S.A. Behnam, D. Amyot, and G. Mussbacher
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 8th Int. Conf. on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA2010), Montréal, Canada
Publisher IEEE CS
Month May
Year 2010
Pages 137-145
DOI 10.1109/SERA.2010.27
Keywords Business Processes; Goal Modeling; Healthcare; Patterns; User Requirements Notation.
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pdfpdf SERA10_Final.pdf manage 389.9 K 24 May 2011 - 11:46 Daniel Amyot Pre-publication version
pptpptx SERA_8.pptx manage 612.0 K 28 May 2010 - 16:45 Saeed Behnam Presentation of "Towards a pattern-based framework for goal-driven business process modeling"
Topic revision: r4 - 24 May 2011 - 11:47:42 - Daniel Amyot
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