BPM cluster meeting (April 13, 2018): Presentation by “Jan Claes”

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BPM cluster meeting (April 13, 2018): Presentation by “Jan Claes”

Dear All,
I am pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K.10)
Please find below the information about the talk.
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Speaker: Jan Claes
Title: From differentiated process modeling towards differentiated problem solving. An overview of my previous work and future plans 
Abstract: During and after my PhD, which was a joint PhD with the IS group at TU/e, I worked on a stepwise systematic development of a differentiated process modeling method.
It started with a descriptive theory based on observations and insights, which were derived from a visualisation that we developed for the data we collected. Then, the theory was extended to an explanatory theory. Via a last transformation towards a prescriptive theory, the method was developed and evaluated. This method (1) determines your cognitive profile, (2) derives a matching modeling approach, and (3) helps you to train and apply the modeling approach. The method was especially beneficial to increase the efficiency of modeling, but the improvement of effectiveness was marginal. We are currently investigating the hypothesis that, given that there was no time limit in our experiments, there may be a trade of between effectiveness and efficiency (some modelers invest time and effort to correct mistakes).
Since parts of my early work were already presented to the group, they will only briefly be discussed in the presentation.
Now, I plan to generalise my findings towards cognitive psychology (and more in particular differentiated problem solving).
This domain studies learning and problem solving approaches. Differentiation appears to be mainly studied in the learning subdiscipline, with implications for problem solving. However, whereas for learning it is argued that an alignment of methods to the learner is not always optimal (challenge stimulates learning and the goal of learning is long-term-oriented), for problem solving there appears to be no objection to do this (focus is on short term effectiveness and efficiency). Therefore, I would like to study if a differentiation that is similar to my process-modeling research is generic for problem solving. Note however, that I limit the scope to ‘design problems’ where there is a ‘notion of flow’ (e.g., programming, writing, composing).
I will discuss my submissions for FWO postdoc (FWO = “the NWO from Flanders”) and ERC starting grant and invite you to give some critical feedback on these plans.

BPM cluster meeting (March 9, 2018): Presentation by “Carianne Pretorius”

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BPM cluster meeting (March 9, 2018): Presentation by “Carianne Pretorius”

Dear All,
I am pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K.10)
Please find below the information about the talk.
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Speaker: Carianne Pretorius
Abstract: Software design is becoming an increasingly complex endeavor in the software development process. Traditionally, rational approaches to software design have been applied in an attempt to mitigate this complexity. However, research from fields such as cognitive psychology, organizational strategy, and new product development shows that intuition can also be useful in design decision making. However, we do not have a comprehensive overview of what has been investigated in the software engineering literature regarding the use of intuition and rationality, or the potential effects their use has on the software design process overall. To address this research gap, we performed a systematic literature review and developed a conceptual model based on the findings. This model demonstrates the effects of using intuition and rationality on software design decision making, as well as how their use can be induced and influenced.

BPM cluster meeting (Feb 9, 2018): Discussion of the Month

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BPM cluster meeting (Feb 9, 2018): Discussion of the Month

Dear All,
I am pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, Feb 09, 2018 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K.10)

This month, we will have discussions steered by two articles on two different BPM-related topics:

– The ongoing debate about the future of BPM:

Repositioning Business Process Management

– … and a recent hype in the IS/BPM field with a cool name (that I started to hear more often): Robotic Process Automation
[Spoiler alert: It is unfort not about Terminator, Transformers, R2-D2, or other robots as we know them]:

A Strategic Look at Robotic Process Automation

Best regards,
Oktay

BPM cluster meeting (Jan 12, 2018): Presentation by “Remco Dijkman”

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BPM cluster meeting (Jan 12, 2018): Presentation by “Remco Dijkman”

Dear All,
I am pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, Jan 12, 2018 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K.10)
Please find below the information about the talk.
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Speaker: Remco Dijkman
Title: “Queueing models” for quantitative process analysis