Software Tools for a Process Handbook.

Abraham Bernstein, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Thomas W. Malone, John Quimby: Software Tools for a Process Handbook. IEEE Data Eng. Bull. 18(1): 41-48(1995)
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               Chrysanthos Dellarocas and
               Thomas W. Malone and
               John Quimby},
  title     = {Software Tools for a Process Handbook},
  journal   = {IEEE Data Eng. Bull.},
  volume    = {18},
  number    = {1},
  year      = {1995},
  pages     = {41-48},
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This paper provides a progress report on the development of software tools in the Process Handbook project currently underway at the MIT Center for Coordination Science. We begin with a brief overview of the project as a whole. Then we focus on software tools emphasizing aspects that relate to workflow control. Finally, we conclude with a brief description of future avenues of research. The process handbook tools help (a) redesign existing organizational processes, (b)invent new organizational processes that take advantage of information technology, and finally (c) automatically generate software to support organizational processes. An important related goal is the ability to (d) import and export process descriptions from and to other process modeling architectures. The approach combines in a novel way the ideas of process decomposition, process specialization, and the coordination of dependencies between activities. The paper presents an overview of findings from multiple implementations of this approach.

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