Specifying Business Methods with the Work Product Pool Approach

IEEE Computer Society Press
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2010 Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, 2010, pp. 383 - 390
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Business processes are often expressed using a procedural metaphor that emphasizes time-ordering and task sequencing. Although this is relatively easy to model and fits similar mechanistic approaches used in other areas, it is ill-suited for organizations fundamentally composed of humans rather than machines. We argue in this paper that, because of the very nature of humans, a crucial component of businesses, business process should become business methods, and a radically different approach, based on products rather than tasks, should be taken to specify them.
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