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A Goal-Oriented Approach for Business Process Improvement Using Process Warehouse Data
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.
2009 (English)In: PRACTICE OF ENTERPRISE MODELING, PROCEEDINGSĀ  / [ed] Persson A; Stirna J, 2009, Vol. 39, 84-98 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In a process-oriented enterprise management, process optimization focuses on studying and evaluating existing processes, such as utilization of resources and identification of problems in the process flow and functionality, for facilitating potential improvements. Conventional data warehouses do not provide information necessary for studying processes, such as executed process activities, utilized resources, or control-flow. Thereby, decisions on process improvements either cannot be taken, or they are taken without complete information. Additionally, process improvements methods commonly suffer from a number of limitations with respect to their complexity, efficiency and degree of automation. In this study, we consider process-oriented data warehouses and thereby we identify the information required from such awarehouse, to facilitate a semi-automatic method for improving processes, starting from established business goals toward concrete decisions. A case study from the Swedish health care sector is used to ground and illustrate the presented method.

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2009. Vol. 39, 84-98 p.
, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, ISSN 1865-1348 ; 39
Keyword [en]
Business Process Management, Business process optimization, Process warehouse, Goal analysis, Decision making
National Category
Computer Science Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29611ISI: 000280764700008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876366727ISBN: 978-3-642-05351-1OAI: diva2:409479
2nd Conference on Practice of Enterprise Modeling
QC 20110408Available from: 2011-04-08 Created: 2011-02-11 Last updated: 2011-04-08Bibliographically approved

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