Knowledge Management and Business Processes Learning on the Job – A Conceptual Approach and its Prototypical Implementation

Julian Krumeich; Dirk Werth; Peter Loos
In: Dirk Malzahn (Hrsg.). eKNOW 2013, The Fifth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management. International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW-2013), The Fifth International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, located at DigitalWorld 2013, February 24 - March 1, Nizza, France, Pages 1-7, ISBN 978-1-61208-254-7, ThinkMind, 2013.


Business Process Management (BPM) has established itself as an important cross-functional task in many companies. Its primary goal is to optimize the business process design and hence the actual execution of business processes. Since optimizing processes on paper is not sufficient to really boost a company’s performance, it is an essential task to optimize the process execution that defines how business processes are actually performed at the end of the day. However, before employees are able to carry out processes, they need a given up-front learning time. Hence, it seems promising to research how business process learning can be realized on-the-job in order to reduce this up-front learning time; thus, being able to work efficiently on processes already from the very beginning. In this paper we present an approach towards business process learning on-the-job using the concepts of task guidance and process guidance. After introducing the approach, the paper presents a prototypical implementation of it and in doing so proves its feasibility. Afterwards, the paper outlines a promising use case that is going to be supported by our approach after future research.

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