PUBLISHED WORK AND FIELD RESEARCH

LEARNING APPROACHES THAT INFLUENCE BUSINESS PROCESS
MODELING AND NOTATION: A GENERIC QUALITATIVE INQUIRY

Several Open Books

Bridging the gap between Enterprise Architecture and Engineering: Examining the problem of sequence diagrams for DoDAF Model Development - MITRE

Old Book

March 2017

This research study investigated the effectiveness of self-directed learning and experiential learning theory on the business process modeling notation (BPMN) learning process and subsequent development of business process models. The goal was to analyze the experiences of participants’ individual learning processes for acquiring BPMN knowledge. The research study sought to answer, “How do experiential and self-directed learning approaches to BPMN affect business process model development?”

 

The findings of this study add the BPMN self-directed learner’s mental model and BPMN experiential learning mental model that enable BPMN practitioners to understand the influences and factors of the adult learning process and how the creation of BPMN knowledge occurs for the purpose of developing business process models with BPMN.

June 2016

The purpose of this paper identifies the deficiencies in Unified Modeling Language (UML) sequence diagram modeling grammar used in the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF). We examine models of UML sequence diagrams built for Systems Event-Trace Description (SV-10c) and Services Event-Trace Description (SvcV-10c) and propose an alternative modeling approach using BPMN that may improve the usability of architecture artifacts and bridge the gap between process owners, enterprise architects, engineers, and developers.