Current initiatives in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) strive for the development of a BPM standard notation by pushing the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). However, such a proposed standard notation needs to be carefully examined. Ontological analysis is an established theoretical approach to evaluating modelling techniques. This paper reports on the outcomes of an ontological analysis of BPMN and explores identified issues by reporting on interviews conducted with BPMN users in Australia. Complementing this analysis we consolidate our findings with previous ontological analyses of process modelling notations to deliver a comprehensive assessment of BPMN.
Green, Peter; Indulska, Marta; Recker, Jan; and Rosemann, Michael, "Do Process Modelling Techniques Get Better? A Comparative Ontological Analysis of BPMN" (2005). ACIS 2005 Proceedings. Paper 36.