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Process Life Cycle Framework: A Conceptual Model and Literature Study of Business Process Re-Engineering for Software Engineering Management

Krunal J. Bhavsar, Dr. Vrutik Shah, Dr. Samir Gopalan


BPR (Business Process Re-engineering or Business Process Re-designing) is organizational mechanism that improves ability to respond to challenges of qualitative result by change and improvement in engineering processes, productivity, product quality and competitive advantage. Business process reengineering (BPR) projects are undertaken by outward-looking organizations that are looking for significant change in their performance and wanting radical changes in the chosen parameters. Generally, these companies are trendsetters in their respective industries. This paper discusses conceptual study about BPR, special requirements/considerations of BPR for software development organization through analysis, seeks to identify and emphasize the critical success factors for the implementation of a BPR software development organization. Fundamentally, software development organizations may be able to deal with a rapidly changing business environment, through internal change that is under control of organization. BPR extends the concept of process change, to include changes to the basic assumptions and principles of software process management. Concepts, causes and effect of BPR will make a new perception about the BPR itself as a better approach compared to quality management methodology such as Total Quality Management (TQM), ISO Standards, Six Sigma and Just In Time (JIT). This paper presents a BPM (Business Process Modeling) as a Process Life Cycle Framework (PLCF), which evaluates: process conformance, process effectiveness and product quality. The PLCF aims, the organization should follow standard practice to identify possible areas related to issue and areas for process improvement and then execute them to analyze the result. The goal of this paper is a conceptual and analytical study and literature review to propose a conceptual model suitable for such a purpose, through the comparative evaluation of existing problems and the ratio of success of implementation of BPR without PLCF.


Business Process Reengineering, Software Engineering Management, SPI – Software Process Improvement, SPM – Software Process Management, PLCF – Processs Life Cycle Framework.

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