Aligning Business Process Quality and Information System Quality
Business processes and information systems mutually impact each other in non-trivial ways. Frequently, the business process design and the information system design are not well aligned, meaning that business process are designed without taking the information system impact into account and vice versa. Missing alignment at design time often results in quality problems at runtime such as large response times of information systems,large process execution times, overloaded information systems or interrupted processes.
Aligning business processes and information systems at design time requires to solve the following problems (P).
Business process quality and information system quality have to be characterized.
P1: In contrast to information system quality, which is for example specified in the ISO/IEC 9126 standard, there is no common and comprehensive understanding of business process quality.
P2: Beyond that, current business process modeling notations do not aim at representing quality aspects.
The impact of a business process on the quality of an information system and vice versa is unknown at design time.
P3: The mutual impact of business processes and information systems have to be predicted at design time.
New Approaches to Continuous Quality Engineering
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