Enterprise Information Systems vol:e-pub ahead of print pages:1-25
The business process management literature describes a multitude of approaches (e.g. imperative, declarative or event-driven) that each result in a different mix of process flexibility, compliance, effectiveness and efficiency. While the use of a single approach over the process lifecycle is often assumed, transitions between approaches at different phases in the process lifecycle may also be considered. This paper explores several business process strategies by analyzing the approaches at different phases in the process lifecycle as well as the various transitions.