USING BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT NOTATION TO DESCRIBE, SIMULATE AND AUTOMATE EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES

P. Nangsue

Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (THAILAND)
In an information system development life cycle (SDLC), system analysis is arguably one of the most non-technical phases, yet it is the biggest cause of IT projects' failure. To perform a thorough system analysis, a deep understanding of the problem domain is required. This means the system users could be one of the best system analyst (SA) in the project. However, the users usually lack technical skills to formally describe his expertise. Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) can help solve this problem due to its simplicity, flow chart-like user interface. System users can use BPMN to precisely describe the desired process. After process description, BPMN tools can also be used to simulate, execute, monitor and help to optimize the process without having to have high skill programmers. In this way, the cost of IT project development can be reduced; while and at the same time, increasing the likelihood of project success. This paper uses BPMN as a language to describe various processes in an educational institute such as student admission, student registration, student performance evaluation and grade submission.