Given the significance of business process management, many organisations are adopting a process centric approach to their workflow. Through process management, an organisation can create high-performing processes which operate at lower costs, faster speeds, increased accuracy and enhanced flexibility. However, in order to adopt a process management approach, it is crucial to identify the key processes and order them in a logical manner.
Reference process models have been created in diverse domains to address this gap. A reference model orders key processes in a given domain in a systematic manner, along with the interdependencies. It acts a mode of communication among different stakeholders and assists in disseminating a common meaning to set of actions.
Given the significance of reference process models, a clear systematic approach to develop such model is needed, yet lacking in current literature. The aim of this project is to use literature to develop a procedure model for reference process model building.
You will work with your project supervisor in an area of potential contribution to theory and practice.
This project involves the following:
- a literature review of development of reference process models
- synthesize existing literature to devise a procedure for development of reference process model.
We expect to create a literature-based procedure for development of a reference process model which can be adopted by other studies.
Skills and experience
A sound understanding of process modelling in general and Business Process Management will be beneficial.
You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.
Contact the supervisor for more information.