Interactive business modeling with BusinessMapper and Dependency Modeling Language (DML)
This paper introduces DML, a dependency modeling language for analyzing and developing business process models in a front-loading context. Front-loading describes an approach for up front analysis of problems and effects that come with the development and introduction of new products and accompanying processes into an existing portfolio. The paper also describes BusinessMapper, a graphical editing tool for DML that enables users to interactively model interrelations and interactions between business processes on an abstracted level. By employing run time evaluation mechanisms, BusinessMapper makes the effects of new processes or other entities in the model instantly evident to the user. Users can thus interactively adjust parameters to fit new products and their accompanying processes into existing process landscapes.