organization has sets of methodologies that govern their work towards
development and improvement (Global CCS Institute). Strategically, the methodology
plays an important role to provide confidence to stakeholders (customers,
employees, management etc.) that deliver projects profitably. Each methodology
signifies a diverse measure for evaluation. With a clear question in mind i.e.
for what purpose business process models are used in the organization, it is likely
to begin working out which approach organization want.
upon the focus of process description, modeling techniques should be capable of
providing vital information of associated process. We evaluated most effective modeling
techniques that discussed in the previous section along two general points; (1)
four different lookouts of business processes namely: behavioral,
informational, functional and organizational, and (2) basic modeling elements
that supported by each technique.
business process modeling technique should be capable of representing one or
more following process perspectives (Curtis et al. 1992),
Behavioral: Signifies when and
how actions are accomplished.
Functional: Signifies what
activities are being accomplished.
Organizational: Signifies where and
by whom activities are executed.
Informational: Signifies informational
entities (data) produced or manipulated by a process and its interrelationship.
intention of the evaluation is to gain further insights into the suitability of
the modeling methods with regard to the visualization of modeling elements in subsequent
chapters. A summary of the main results of the comparisons is presented at the
end of the subsections broken down according to the criteria.
results are in the tabular format summarized below. A rating can have three appearances
minus 1 (-), zero (o) or plus 1 (+).