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Process Model Based Incremental Project Planning

  • Edward Fischer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6017)

Abstract

It is widely accepted that process models can significantly increase the likelihood of a project to finish successfully. A very basic aspect of actually using a process model is to derive a project plan thereof and keep it up to date. However, this is a tedious task – especially when each document might undergo numerous revisions. Thus, automation is needed. However, current approaches based on workflows or change management systems do not provide incremental update mechanisms: process engineers have to define them by themselves – especially when they develop an organization specific process model. On the other hand, incremental model transformations, known from the model driven development domain, are to low-level to be of practical use. In fact, proper high-level model transformation languages are yet subject to research. In this paper we present a process language which integrates both: process modeling languages and incremental model transformations.

Keywords

Project Planning Process Models Incremental Transformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Fischer
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer SciencesClausthal University of TechnologyClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

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