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Lecture Notes in Informatics


Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures P-152, 97-110 (2009).

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn
2009


Editors

Jan Mendling, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Werner Esswein (eds.)


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Contents

Controlled flexibility and lifecycle management of business processes through extensibility

Soeren Balko , Arthur H. M. Ter Hofstede , Alistair Barros , Marcello La Rosa and Michael Adams

Abstract


Vendors provide reference process models as consolidated, off-theshelf solutions to capture best practices in a given industry domain. Customers can then adapt these models to suit their specific requirements. Traditional process flexibility approaches facilitate this operation, but do not fully address it as they do not sufficiently take controlled change guided by vendors' reference models into account. This tension between the customer's freedom of adapting reference models, and the ability to incorporate with relatively low effort vendorinitiated reference model changes, thus needs to be carefully balanced. This paper


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