Propagating Changes between Aligned Process Models
There is a wide variety of drivers for business process modeling initiatives, reaching from organizational redesign to the development of information systems. Consequently, a common business process is often captured in multiple models that overlap in content due to serving different purposes. Business process management aims at flexible adaptation to changing business needs. Hence, changes of business processes occur frequently and have to be incorporated in the respective process models. Once a process model is changed, related process models have to be updated accordingly, despite the fact that those process models may only be loosely coupled. In this paper, the authors introduce an approach that supports change propagation between related process models.