Infosys is pleased to invite you to a session on "Methods for Modeling Flexibility in Business Processes" at BPMDS'05
, by Nivedita Deshmukh. Nivedita will explore the flexibility dimensions of a business process and methods to model them.
Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2005
Time: 15:00 - 15:30
Venue: FEUP, Porto, Portugal
Current approaches to business process definition using various modeling techniques allow business rules and alternate scenarios to be captured as part of the main business process logic. But this approach leaves the business experts / process owners with little flexibility to manage and control business processes which are subjected to dynamic changes in the business environment. Allowing the business process to evolve in an agile manner requires flexibility in the business process definition. In this paper we propose modeling methods which can be used to capture the flexibility dimensions of a business process. The aim is to define elements of flexibility and model these elements separately from the process logic at different levels of abstraction. This will help in designing a flexible business support system and also assist in analysis of the business process during process redesign. Further this approach provides the organization with an environment in which rapid changes in processes can be implemented effectively. We provide guidelines to apply the proposed methods for different requirements of flexibility in processes.
Nivedita P. Deshmukh is a Technical Specialist with Infosys Technologies. She has more than 6 years experience in Software Engineering, Process Research and Consulting. Her areas of focus are Business Process Modeling, Business Process Engineering, Process Assessments and Software Engineering. She is working on methodologies to address Strategic Transformation & Rationalization initiatives in IT and process outsourcing scenarios. Prior to Infosys, she program managed the transition of process portfolios for BPM for a major Telecom player.
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