Process family engineering
Modeling variant-rich processes
In this report, we present the methodological foundation for process family engineering. The methodological foundation consists of a conceptual model for variant-rich processes and a process engineering process called the PESOA process. The conceptual model describes the conceptual requirements for defining variant-rich processes in both the e-business and the automotive domains, whereas the PESOA process embeds the variant-rich processes in an approach for developing, using, and maintaining families of processes for such domains. The methodological foundation constitutes a fundamental achievement with respect to the main goal of the PESOA project, which is to design and implement a platform for process families of related applications. Such platform shall support the management of the variant-rich processes contained in a process family and enable the automatic process-based instantiation of applications.