How to Learn to “Speak S-BPM” - Lessons from Language Learning

  • Edith Stary
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 284)


S-BPM promoters claim a stakeholder perspective for modeling processes and organizational development. By moving actors or active system components to the center of interest, functions and business objects are specified in the context of subjects and their behavior. Although the correspondence to natural language sentence semantics is evident, stakeholders in their routine tasks need to be trained to express their business processes in a subject-oriented way, in particular taking into account task-relevant communication with other stakeholders. Moreover, function-oriented developers need learning support, as S-BPM represents a novel BPM paradigm. Findings from language learning facilitate not only structuring information according to standard sentence semantics, but also designing learning environments through principled S-BPM learning support.


language learning modeling standard sentence semantics didactic guidelines 


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  • Edith Stary
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  1. 1.VS Pantzergasse - Individualized Learning SupportViennaAustria

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