Tracing the Process of Process Modeling with Modeling Phase Diagrams

Jakob Pinggera, Stefan Zugal, Matthias Weidlich, Dirk Fahland, Barbara Weber, Jan Mendling, Hajo A. Reijers

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The quality of a business process model is presumably highly dependent upon the modeling process that was followed to create it. Still, there is a lack of concepts to investigate this connection empirically. This paper introduces the formal concept of a phase diagram through which the modeling process can be analyzed, and a corresponding implementation to study a modeler's sequence of actions. In an experiment building on these assets, we observed a group of modelers engaging in the act of modeling. The collected data is used to demonstrate our approach for analyzing the process of process modeling. Additionally, we are presenting first insights and sketch requirements for future experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Number of pages13
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventBPM 2011 International Workshops - Clermont-Ferrand, France
Duration: 29 Aug 201129 Aug 2011


WorkshopBPM 2011 International Workshops
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Empirical research
  • Modeling phase diagrams
  • Modeling process
  • Process model quality
  • Business process modeling


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