An Evaluation of the Intuitiveness of the PGA Modeling Language Notation

B.F.C. Roelens*, Dominik Bork

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Process-Goal Alignment (PGA) modeling method is a domain-specific modeling language that aims to achieve strategic fit of the business strategy with the internal infrastructure and processes. To ensure the acceptance and correct understanding of PGA models by business-oriented end-users, an intuitively understandable notation is of paramount importance. However, the current PGA notation was not formally tested up to now. In the paper at hand, we apply an evaluation technique for testing the intuitiveness of domain-specific modeling languages to bridge that research gap. Based on an analysis of the tasks, we propose improvements to six elements of the initial PGA notation. Our research contributes a comprehensive description of the empirical modeling language evaluation, which enables the reproducibility of the evaluation procedure by the conceptual modeling community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling
Subtitle of host publication21st International Conference, BPMDS 2020, 25th International Conference, EMMSAD 2020, Held at CAiSE 2020, Grenoble, France, June 8–9, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsSelmin Nurcan, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Pnina Soffer, Jelena Zdravkovic
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Chapter27
Pages395-410
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-49418-6
ISBN (Print) 978-3-030-49417-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support - Online, Grenoble, France
Duration: 8 Jun 20209 Jun 2020
Conference number: 21
http://caise20.imag.fr/events.html

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume387
ISSN1865-1348

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support
Abbreviated titleBPMDS 20
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period8/06/209/06/20
Internet address

Keywords

  • Conceptual modeling
  • Intuitiveness
  • Modeling notation
  • Process-goal alignment method

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