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Workflow design for research projects at Alliander’s research center

Romijn, F. A. (2021) Workflow design for research projects at Alliander’s research center.

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Abstract:The Research Center for Digital Solutions of Alliander is active in the research side of R&D practices. The projects are all related to IT solutions to practical problems, Alliander wide, with many different approaches. The goal of this research is to find a solution to the lack of structure in the research process. This is a workflow problem, for which the Business Process Modeling Notation is used as a notation for the design. This workflow is designed by following the design science cycle steps, which starts with an extensive problem analysis. The requirements for a solution design are investigated by means of interviews and observation, which resulted in multiple alternatives. The chosen alternative fits the requirements best and is worked out in a solution design. This solution entails that the projects are categorized by Technology Readiness Level, and three different workflows are designed for every TRL category. The solution design is validated by a round of interviews, for each of the stakeholder groups involved. This research contributes to the TRL literature and the literature about Technology Readiness Assessment, with an expansion to the process and information needed to design a Technology Readiness Assessment.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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