Toomas Saarsen

Toomas Saarsen
University of Tartu · Institute of Computer Science


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Toomas Saarsen currently works at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu. Toomas does research in Business Process Management. Their most recent publication is 'On the Effect of Mixing Text and Diagrams on Business Process Model Use.'


Publications (5)
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The paper is devoted to testing in practice a new kind of enterprise model, called the Fractal Enterprise Model (FEM), that connects enterprise processes via assets used for running these processes. Case study was implemented for a larger man-ufacturing company that has a large repository of process models. FEM was gen-erated from existing reposito...
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A picture is worth a thousand words, but a few words can greatly enhance a picture. It is common to find textual and diagrammatic components complement each other in enterprise models in general, and business process models in particular. Previous work has considered the question of the relative understandability of diagrammatic versus textual repr...
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The documentation of business processes via modelling notations is a well-accepted and widespread practice. While a given process model is created in a specific project and sometimes for a specific purpose, it is generally preserved so that it can be used subsequently, beyond the context where it was created. In this setting, the aim of the paper a...
This paper presents a framework for assessing the balance between process modeling effort and process model usage in order to optimize the value of process modeling in an organization. The framework has been tested through case studies in five organizations. The case studies demonstrate different degrees of imbalance in favor of model production as...
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This paper presents a model for organizing and assessing business process documentation with the aim of identifying gaps and inconsistencies. The proposed model – namely the Process Documentation Cube (PDC) – has been tested in six public sector organizations in Estonia – three of them with years of process modeling engagement and three others in e...


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Developing a new type of organizational modeling called Fractal Enterprise Modeling (FEM) and investigating its possible usage in practice.