METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING AN ATTRIBUTE DESCRIPTION OF THE BUSINESS PROCESS "AS IS" IN THE PROCESS APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

Serhii Chalyi, Ievgen Bogatov

Abstract


The problem of constructing an attribute description of a business process with the automated formation of process models “as is” using logs of information systems in which the tracks of individual processes are not identified is considered. It is shown that to solve this problem, it is advisable to distinguish the distinctive properties of individual business processes represented by the attributes of log events. A method for constructing an attribute description of a business process is proposed. The method is based on the comparison of combinations of attributes for intervals of events of a fixed length and the subsequent selection of subsets of attributes with the same values. The method includes the steps of forming the intervals of events, constructing combinations of attributes for specified intervals, as well as calculating and subsequently averaging the weights of combinations of attributes on these intervals. The result of the method is a weight-ordered set of event attributes and their values, which takes into account the attribute and temporal aspects of the business process. The method creates conditions for a more efficient transition from functional to process management based on splitting the log into processes using the resulting attribute description and subsequent prototyping of business process models “as is” by means of process mining.


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business processes; process management; process trace; event log; event attributes

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2461-4262.2018.00786

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