Modeling of cooperative tasks in business-IT management - A proposal for a domain-specific extension of BPMN 2.0

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The increasing influence of information technology in enterprises expands the demand for closer coordination and cooperation between business and IT. In a qualitative survey study we researched the relationship between IT strategy development, IT project portfolio and enterprise architecture management as well as relations between business and IT. As result a Business-IT management reference process model based on the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 was developed. During the research process it became evident that visualization of coordination and cooperation within business processes needs to be improved gaining higher readability and intelligibility. Based on these requirements we present in this paper five domain-specific tasks and a new marker for BMPN 2.0, which are able to visualize coordinationspecific tasks in processes. The proposed extension will be linked to theoretical concepts about cooperation. Two exemplary processes (developing an IT strategy and filtering of relevant IT projects) will illustrate the usefulness and higher readability of the new types and marker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012 : Seattle, Washington, USA, 9 - 12 August 2012
EditorsAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages1
Place of PublicationRed Hook
PublisherCurran Associates
Publication date2012
Article numberAMCIS-1554-2012.R1
ISBN (Print)978-1-62276-827-1
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-615-66346-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventAmericas Conference on Information Systems - AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 09.08.201212.08.2012
Conference number: 18

Bibliographical note

Copyright© (2012) by the AIS/ICIS Administrative Office. Printed by Curran Associates, Inc. (2013)

    Research areas

  • BPMN, Business processes, Business-IT management, Conflicts, Expert consultation, Formal cooperation, Informal cooperation, Publication of results, Reference processes
  • Business informatics