The Influence of Syntactic Quality on Pragmatic Quality of Enterprise Process Models
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Original versionComplex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly 2015(5) 10.7250/csimq.2015-5.01
As approaches and tools for process and enterprise modelling are maturing, these techniques are being taken into use on a large scale in an increasing number of organizations. In this paper we report on the use of process modelling in connection to the quality system of Statoil, a large Norwegian oil company, in particular, on the aspects found necessary to be emphasized to achieve the appropriate quality of the models in this organization. Based on the investigation of usage statistics and user feedback on models, we have identified that there are problems in comprehending some of the models. Some of these models has poorer syntactic quality than the average syntactic quality of models of the same size. An experiment with improving syntactic quality on some of these models has given mixed results, and it appears that certain syntactic errors hinder comprehension more than others. Keywords: Enterprise process models, experiment, model quality.