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The 4-Dimensional Swimlane: An expanded view of process modeling

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Dr. Drasin. is a professional consultant currently leading the office of Process Improvement and Innovation at the University of Maryland, College Park. In this Article, he expands upon his belief that one of the key aspects of process excellence is that the models are able to balance the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic needs of the environment.

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Joseph Drasin

Joseph Drasin, D.M. is a professional consultant currently leading the office of Process Improvement and Innovation at the University of Maryland, College Park. In his role, he helps organizations improve their operations and overcome hurdles while developing best practices. A firm believer in the intersection of practice, education, and research, he is also a lecturer at Maryland’s Smith School of Business and at UMUC’s MBA program as well as regularly publishes and speaks on a number of topics.
Dr. Drasin’s expertise has developed over an impressive 20-year career in organizational development, process engineering, enterprise system planning and implementation, technology strategy, and change management. He has consulted with many public and private organizations to identify shared objectives, and has facilitated cross-organizational process designs to break down existing technological and organizational silos.
Before coming to Maryland, he was a Sr. Project Manager responsible for the industry-leading eCommerce platform at Long & Foster. He also worked as a consultant at the Constella Group (now part of SRA), a principal consultant at Prism Consulting Services, and Manager at Invitrogen (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific). After, Dr. Drasin was a consultant and project manager at Business Intelligence, a boutique executive strategic consulting firm. He was able to help public and private organizations better plan and execute large scale organizational change. In his current role at the University of Maryland, he leads efforts to publish a set of free methodologies and tools for process improvement and facilitation.
Dr. Drasin earned his Bachelors in Management Science & Statistics, Logistics & Transportation, and Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, his Masters of Science in Business and a post-graduate certification in Competitive Intelligence from Johns Hopkins University, and his Doctorate of Management from University of Maryland, University College. Contact Information: Twitter:; LinkedIn:; Email:; Blog:

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