Abordagem RPN para a recuperação de processos de negócio baseada na análise estática do código fonte
Rabelo, Luiz Alexandre Pacini
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Over time, Business Processes have become a key asset for organizations since it allows managing what happens within their environments. It is possible to automate some activities of business processes resorting to the use of Information Systems and accordingly decrease the execution time and increase the production. However, Information systems often suffer maintenance over time and become obsolete in their technologies and a reengineering process becomes necessary. In this case, the Business Knowledge, located more accurately the reality in information system source code, should be mantained. Thereof, in this work, we propose an Approach to support the Business Process Recovery from Source Code. The approach, entitled RPN, uses a static analysis technique of source code because it allows to analyze the source code without the need to modify and run the information system source code. Furthermore, the approach uses the Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM) standard with a set of Heuristic rules to identify relevant code elements to the business layer. As result, Business Process Models are generated according to Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) standard specification. This models, together with other software artifacts, provide more subsidies to the Software Reengineering process. To evaluate the proposed approach, a case study was performed in Academic Domain to measure the effectiveness of the approach compared to the other approaches and the manual process. The results exceeded expectations and prove that the approach is effective.