Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Series

2005

Florida International University

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

A Definition And Measure Of Workflow Modularity, Dawn-Marie Chin Mar 2005

A Definition And Measure Of Workflow Modularity, Dawn-Marie Chin

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to define and measure workflow modularity. There is an increasing need for organizations to implement processes that can be easily configured to offer distinctive capabilities compared to the competition. The concept of modularity provides the foundation for organizations to design flexible processes.

The Event-Driven Process Chain (EPC) approach is used to model an example workflow to illustrate. Based on the model of atomic tasks, rules are developed to guide the creation of modules with high cohesion between tasks in a module and loose-coupling between modules. Matrices of atomic tasks interdependencies are developed and tasks ...