Business process analysis: a process warehouse-based resource preference evaluation method
by Abid Sohail; P.D.D. Dominic; Khurram Shahzad
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Vol. 21, No. 2, 2016

Abstract: In a working environment, resources are commonly shared between tasks, and sometime multiple resources are necessary to commence a single task, this scenario makes the resource utilisation complex. Existing studies on business process analysis and evaluations widely focused on competence of resource to measure work performance, but it is contended that the relationship of resource with task is not sufficiently understood due to not considering evaluations of all resource classes. Particularly, business intelligence-based approaches to BPI have not adequately explored this relationship. Subsequently, a set of relationships between human resources, non-human resources and tasks (named suitability, preference and competence) are presented. However, only human resources relationship with non-human resources (named preference) is presented in detail, as a resource preference model. The model bundled with the presented preference evaluation method guides users for evaluation of resources preference. The applicability of the method is illustrated through a healthcare case study. Quality of data produces is evaluated though an empirical study, that is confirming the claim of highly relevant information generation.

Online publication date: Wed, 20-Jan-2016

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