The Basis and Core Knowledge of Business Process Management

The Basis and Core Knowledge of Business Process Management

Vitus S. W. Lam (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch524
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Imperative Process Modelling

There are two kinds of business process modelling approaches: imperative process modelling and declarative process modelling. Imperative process modelling, which states explicitly the order and alternative ways of execution for a business process model, is categorized into process orchestration modelling and process choreography modelling. Process orchestrations define business process models confined to an organization. In contrast, process choreographies specify cross-organizational workflows that involve collaborations and interactions among multiple business partners. As opposed to imperative process modelling, declarative process modelling states implicitly the order and alternative ways of execution for a workflow by means of constraints.

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Process Orchestration: A process orchestration is an internal workflow that involves solely a single organization.

Declarative Process Modeling: A process modelling approach that specifies the order and alternative ways of execution for a workflow in an implicit manner through the use of constraints.

Imperative Process Modeling: A process modelling approach that specifies the order and alternative ways of execution for a workflow in an explicit manner through the use of graphical constructs.

Process Choreography: A process choreography is a cross-organizational workflow that involves multiple organizations.

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