Faisal Aburub, M. Od, " Modelling Healthcare Processes using Role Activity Diagramming " , "International Journal of Modelling and Simulation",Vol.28,No.2, Acta Press, Canada, 02/05/2008
This paper presents an investigation into the use of Role Activity Diagramming (RAD) to model complex processes in the healthcare sector, with reference to the process of Cancer Care and Registration in Jordan. We argue that RAD models are generally useful as a means for understanding, analysing and improving complex processes. Also, we show that using these models it is possible to discover process bottlenecks and unvalidated data, to identify cross functional boundary problems, and to focus discussion about automation of processes.
Aburub, F., Odeh, M., " MODELLING NON-FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF BUSINESS PROCESSES " , ". Journal of Information and Software Technology",Vol.49,No.11-12, Elsevier, , 04/12/2006
This paper presents an approach to the identification and inclusion of ‘non-functional’ aspects of a business process in modelling for business improvement. The notion of Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs) is borrowed from software engineering, and a method developed in that field for linking NFRs to conceptual models is adapted and applied to business process modelling. Translated into this domain, NFRs are equated with the general or overall quality attributes of a business process, which, though essential aspects of any effective process, are not well captured in a functionally oriented process model. Using an example of a healthcare process (cancer registration in Jordan). We show how an analysis and evaluation of NFRs can be applied to a process model developed with Role Activity Diagramming (RAD) to operationalise desirable quality features more explicitly in the model. This gives a useful extension to RAD and similar modelling methods, as well as providing a basis for business improvement
Issa, A., Aburub F.,, " USING TEST CASE PATTERNS TO ESTIMATE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT COSTS " , "Software Quality Journal,",Vol.3,No.17, springer, , 02/25/2009
A novel process to discover test case patterns is proposed. This has led to the construction of a test case patterns catalogue. The catalogue has been analysed to estimate the potential reusability in different software applications. This has shown that 43% of system functions are generally application domain independent, whereas 57% are application domain dependent. Statistical tests showed that the level of specialisation in software systems could be as low as 20%, which supports the direction taken in this research to reuse test case patterns in software engineering activities, in particular, software cost estimation at the early sages of software development
Aburub, F., Almahami, " A Method for Deriving System Models Based on Business Process Models " , "Journal of Information Technology Management",Vol.XXI (2),No., Publication of the Association of Management, USA, 05/05/2010
This paper presents a new method for deriving system models based on business process models. The congruence between the central notion of ‘automated activity’ in improved RAD model and that of ‘process’ in DFD facilitates the deriving process. This method led to develop system models in early stage which can be used to perform what-if analysis to define the applicability and profitability of the anticipated software system. The process of cancer registration in Jordan is used to demonstrate the proposed approach and showing its ease and timeliness. Finally, further work is planned to validate and evaluate the proposed method using several cases with different domains.
Aburub, F., Issa, A., " A Business Process Modeling Based Approach to Investigate Complex Processes: Software Development Case Study " , "Business Process Management Journal",Vol.,No., Emerald, UK, 05/20/2011
Projects that include many complex processes tend to be extremely difficult to managers and staff in terms of shared understanding, analysis, and improvement. Therefore, a new approach is developed to investigate complex processes, such as software development processes, using business process modeling. Particularly, this paper presents an investigation into the use of Role Activity Diagramming (RAD) to model complex processes in the software industry sector, with reference to the process of TestWarehouse. Systematic extension and quantitative analysis to RAD models has led to discover process bottlenecks, identify cross functional boundary problems, and focus discussion about automation of processes. Further research work is being undertaken to replicate this study on other application domains and thus generalize the adopted approach.
المحاميد،س. ابوالرب،, " العلاقة بين جاهزية التكنولوجية للعملاء و جودة خدمات بنك الانترنت : دراسة ميدانية من وجهة نظر الأكاديميين " , "جامعة الملك سعود",Vol.23,No.1, جامعة الملك سعود, الرياض - المملكة العربية السعودية, 07/01/2011
Faisal A. Aburub, " Impact of ERP systems usage on organizational agility An empirical investigation in the banking sector " , "Information Technology & People",Vol.28,No.3, Emerald, UK, 08/07/2015
Purpose – Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be considered as cornerstone that
allows most organizations to achieve their business goals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate
the impact of ERP system usage on agility in organizations.
Design/methodology/approach – The data were collected from 90 branches of well-known banks in
the Middle East, such as HSBC, Standard Chartered and Arab Bank. Data were analyzed using a path
Findings – A new model has been developed. An empirical investigation was performed on the
banking sector in the Middle East to test the new model. Despite the results showing that the impact
of ERP system usage on banks’ agility is significant, the variance of banks’ agility that is explained
by the use of ERP systems is weak. This indicates that ERP usage may not influence sufficiently
the current agility drivers in Middle-Eastern banks and that there may be other significant variables
that contribute to agility in the banking sector.
Research limitations/implications – The findings of this research were based on a survey
conducted among banks in the Middle East. The results are applicable in Middle-Eastern banks, but
may not be applicable in other regions.
Practical implications – Banking practitioners in the Middle East should be aware that successful
implementation of ERP systems may not lead to the achievement of sufficient competency, flexibility,
quickness, and responsiveness. Hence, such implementation may not deliver banking agility.
Originality/value – This research model investigates the impact of ERP usage on the agility of banks
in the Middle East.
Issa, A., Aburub, F., " Performing Early Feasibility Studies of Software Development Projects Using Business Process Models " , "The 2007 International Conference of Information Engineering",Vol.,No., , London, UK, 07/16/2007
A new approach to perform feasibility studies using business process models is proposed. The utilization of the improved Role Activity Diagram notations has led to the extraction of the number of candidate use cases in software systems which naturally led to software cost estimation much before the availability of detailed system requirements. This enables project managers to perform their what-if analysis to inform the applicability and profitability of the anticipated software system. The process of cancer registration in Jordan is used to demonstrate the proposed approach and showing its ease and timeliness. Finally, further work is planned to validate and evaluate the proposed approach using a number of current software projects.
Faisal A. Abu Rub, A, " A Business Process Modelling Driven Approach for Legacy Systems Evolution " , "The Second International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2009) ",Vol.,No., , London � England, 08/06/2009
Abstract�Precise identification of current system requirements is crucial for successful legacy system maintenance and re-engineering. Failure to understand the requirements of legacy system indicates that rational choices about how to adapt the software cannot be made. Therefore, a new approach to utilize business process models in evolving legacy systems is proposed in this paper. The proposed approach adopted the extended Role Activity Diagram notation to bridge the gap between business process models and automated systems. This facilitated the reverse engineering of use case models of legacy systems as a basis for further system maintenance and/or re-engineering. The process of cancer registration in Jordan is used to demonstrate the proposed approach and show its ease and timeliness. Finally, further work is planned to validate and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed approach using a number of legacy systems of different application domains.
Faisal A. Abu Rub, A, " Effects of Workspace on Engineering Software Projects " , "International Conference of Information Engineering London, UK World Congress of Engineering (WCE), IAENG",Vol.,No., IAENG, London, 07/07/2008
In this pa1per, a combination of qualitative research methods is utilized to uncover new environmental factors affecting the management of software projects. Two new findings emerged from this study. First, workspace allocation directly affects resources productivity; and consequently, final deliverables of software projects. This effect could be positive, negative, and/or neutral nature. The second is the identification of sub-factors that control the nature of effect of this newly uncovered factor. Hence, a thorough evaluation for the project context should be undertaken to decide on the suitable workspace allocation strategy that will guide it to a safe end. Further work is being carried out to apply the same study on other environments so as to cross validate the results and generalize the conclusions of this research.
Almahamid, S., Aburu, " ). Factors that Determine Continuous Intention to Use e-Learning Systems: An Empirical Investigation " , "2011 International Conference on Telecommunication Technology and Applications (ICTTA 2011)",Vol.,No., International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology., Sydney – Australia, 03/01/2011
Purpose-The purpose of this study is to explore and investigate empirically the relationships between system quality, information quality, service quality, internet self-efficacy, perceived usefulness, intrinsic, user satisfaction, and continuous intention to use e-learning system in Jordan. Motivations-The motivations for conducting this study are: this work has never been done in the Jordanian universities, and most if not all the literature is western-based, and there is dearth of studies that combine all these variables together in one research model. In addition, it is an empirical research where important findings emerge and as a result, relevant practical recommendations are provided. methodology/approach- This study approaches the above purpose by developing a questionnaire build on intensive literature review and consulting existing valid instruments that appeared in prior studies. The original version of the questionnaire was written in English then translated into Arabic. The questionnaire was circulated to all students who have at least one module supplied through university's e-learning system. Findings- The results of data analysis indicate that there is a positive relationship between system quality, information quality, service quality, internet self-efficacy, perceived usefulness, intrinsic, and user satisfaction. Other result also shows the relationships between system quality, information quality, service quality, internet self-efficacy, perceived usefulness, intrinsic, user satisfaction, and continuous intention to use e-learning system. Finally, the results suggest that there is no difference in the evaluation of continuous intention to use elearning systems by research respondents in terms of demographic variables such as, gender, age, and level of education.
Faisal Aburub, " Activity-Based Approach to Derive System Models from Business Process Models " , "the International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2012) - IEEE",Vol.,No., , London UK, 08/25/2012
This paper presents a new method for deriving system models based on business process models. The congruence between the central notion of ‘automated activity’ in improved RAD model and that of “action or function” in the use case diagram facilitates the derivation of system models based on business process models. This method led to develop system models in early stage which can be used to perform what-if analysis to define the applicability and profitability of the anticipated software system. The process of student registration is used to demonstrate the proposed approach and showing its ease and timeliness. Finally, further work is planned to validate and evaluate the proposed method using several cases with different domains
Faisal Aburub, " Business Process Improvement Methodology Based on Business Process Modelling - Case Study from Healthcare Sector " , "WEBIST 2014 - International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies",Vol.,No., , Barcelona, Spain, 04/20/2014
Business process can be considered as one of the key pillars of successful e-business. One of the most
important objectives of e-business is to support an organization by automating its business processes using
information systems. It is important to make sure that the anticipated information systems is economically
feasible and support business process of such organization effectively and sufficiently otherwise, the
information systems will fail. One reason of information systems and e-business fail is because there are
deficiencies in business processes of an organization. Therefore, a new methodology has been developed for
business process improvement based on business process modelling particularly, Role Activity
Diagramming (RAD). The methodology has been validated and tested using cancer registration process in
Jordan as a case study. The key features of the methodology are that it is grounded in process modelling and
brings together functional, non-functional and structural process analyses. Further research work is being
undertaken to replicate this study on other application domains and thus generalize the adopted approach.
Faisal Aburub, " 'The Effects of Quality of Web-Based Applications on Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study in Commercial Banks in Jordan " , "International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic and Management Engineering",Vol.,No., World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science, Berlin, Germany, 04/01/2015
Many organizations are investing in web applications
and technologies in order to be competitive, some of them could not
achieve its goals. The quality of web-based applications could play
an important role for organizations to be competitive. So the aim of
this study is to investigate the impact of quality of web-based
applications to achieve a competitive advantage. A new model has
been developed. An empirical investigation was performed on a
banking sector in Jordan to test the new model. The results show that
impact of web-based applications on competitive advantage is
significant. Finally, further work is planned to validate and evaluate
the proposed model using several domains.