Conceptual modelling of user stories (Niels Van den Berghe)

Description Agile software development values working software over comprehensive documentation (Agile Manifesto). Current agile development practices often misinterpret this as ‘no documentation’. According to Zhu (2009) user stories are almost the only kind of requirements documentation maintained in the application of agile methods. A user story describes a feature required to be provided by a… Continue reading Conceptual modelling of user stories (Niels Van den Berghe)

ICT for managing business change (Simon Geldof)

Description It is well known that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a catalyst of business change, from localized efficiency optimisations in processes and working procedures till innovation and radical change in operating models, business models, corporate strategy and entire industry sectors. Recently it has been recognized that ICT can also be used as a… Continue reading ICT for managing business change (Simon Geldof)

Application and evaluation of the Value Management Platform (Ruben Lovenweent & Thomas De Waelle)

Description The Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) is a recent enterprise modelling standard adopted by the Object Management Group (OMG 2015). Using VDML companies can model, design and analyse their processes of value creation. To help companies in using VDML, the company VDMBee has developed the Value Management Platform (VMP), a toolkit that can be… Continue reading Application and evaluation of the Value Management Platform (Ruben Lovenweent & Thomas De Waelle)

The impact of Internet of Things on business models, service offerings and business processes (Simon Mertens)

Context Data en nieuwe informatie- en communicatietechnologieën (ICT) zijn de motor van innovatie in het bedrijfsleven. Technologische vernieuwingen kunnen disruptief werken (Danneels 2004). Oude manieren van werken en zakendoen (en de bedrijven die ze hanteren) verdwijnen om plaats te maken voor nieuwe spelers en bestaande bedrijven die op slimme manier innovaties integreren in hun business… Continue reading The impact of Internet of Things on business models, service offerings and business processes (Simon Mertens)

The impact of big data analytics on business models, service offerings and business processes (Charlotte Vandenbrande)

Context Data en nieuwe informatie- en communicatietechnologieën (ICT) zijn de motor van innovatie in het bedrijfsleven. Technologische vernieuwingen kunnen disruptief werken (Danneels 2004). Oude manieren van werken en zakendoen (en de bedrijven die ze hanteren) verdwijnen om plaats te maken voor nieuwe spelers en bestaande bedrijven die op slimme manier innovaties integreren in hun business… Continue reading The impact of big data analytics on business models, service offerings and business processes (Charlotte Vandenbrande)

The impact of augmented reality on business models, service offerings and business processes (Lars Rosseel)

Context Data en nieuwe informatie- en communicatietechnologieën (ICT) zijn de motor van innovatie in het bedrijfsleven. Technologische vernieuwingen kunnen disruptief werken (Danneels 2004). Oude manieren van werken en zakendoen (en de bedrijven die ze hanteren) verdwijnen om plaats te maken voor nieuwe spelers en bestaande bedrijven die op slimme manier innovaties integreren in hun business… Continue reading The impact of augmented reality on business models, service offerings and business processes (Lars Rosseel)

The impact of data and IoT driven unmanned vehicles on business models, service offerings and business processes (Hendrik Vervust)

Context Data en nieuwe informatie- en communicatietechnologieën (ICT) zijn de motor van innovatie in het bedrijfsleven. Technologische vernieuwingen kunnen disruptief werken (Danneels 2004). Oude manieren van werken en zakendoen (en de bedrijven die ze hanteren) verdwijnen om plaats te maken voor nieuwe spelers en bestaande bedrijven die op slimme manier innovaties integreren in hun business… Continue reading The impact of data and IoT driven unmanned vehicles on business models, service offerings and business processes (Hendrik Vervust)

Process Mapping and Process Landscape Models: Review of the state-of-the-art (Ward Van den Abeele)

Description Process maps and process landscape models are two types of models used for describing business process architecture. Currently there is both a lot of research and a lot of confusion about these types of models. They are generally considered as being very useful (and are currently in the picture of organisations that wish to… Continue reading Process Mapping and Process Landscape Models: Review of the state-of-the-art (Ward Van den Abeele)

Procurement Strategy Modeling (Jeremy Cocquyt)

Target students: MSc in Business Engineering (Operations Management) Maximum number of individual dissertations for this topic: 3 Supervisor: Prof. dr. Geert Poels Co-supervisor: Mrs. Laleh Rafati (contact person – Laleh.Rafati@UGent.be)   Concept, Problem and Proposed Solution Approach Procurement and Supply Management: Procurement has gained importance in supply chain management due to factors such as globalization, increased added… Continue reading Procurement Strategy Modeling (Jeremy Cocquyt)