The Integration of Process Simulation Within the Business Architecture

B.F.C. Roelens*, Louise Tierens

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Abstract

To deal with increased competition and technological change, organizations need to strive for a continuous improvement of their business processes. To realize this, simulation models offer a suitable approach to test different process alternatives. In particular, discrete-event simulation employs stochastic models to support operational decision-making inside the organization. However, this operational focus might cause suboptimization with respect to higher-level organizational goals. Therefore, an integrative view on the business architecture might align strategic, organizational and process perspectives. This has resulted in the expansion of the Process-Goal Alignment modeling technique with a simulation mechanism. This paper augments the previous research efforts by
including simulation results expressed by confidence intervals, such that the
results of process simulations can be accurately integrated with the overall business performance. The design of the business architecture simulation technique is guided by the Design Science Research methodology. This paper communicates about both the design and the demonstration of the simulation technique, while the evaluation of this artifact is subject to future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling. BPMDS EMMSAD 2022
Editors Adriano Augusto, Asif Gill, Dominik Bork, Selmin Nurcan, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Rainer Schmidt
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages188–202
Volume450
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-07475-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-07474-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2022
Event23rd International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support and the 27th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 6 Jun 20227 Jun 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume450
ISSN1865-1348

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support and the 27th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development
Abbreviated titleBPMDS 2022 + EMMSAD 2022
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period6/06/227/06/22

Keywords

  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Business Architecture
  • Design Science Research

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