Business Process Management

Concepts, Languages, Architectures (Third Edition)

Task assignment

a) Describe how manual tasks are assigned to persons using role definitions.

b) What advantages does the usage of role definitions bring in contrast to directly allocating tasks to persons at design-time?

c) Describe situations in which role-based allocation of tasks to persons is not appropriate. Try to find extensions to classical role definitions.

Hint: As additional inspiration for this exercise you could have a look at the Workflow Resource Patterns (see

More information on task assignment can be found in the book in chapter 8.1.