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Gregor received his PhD in 2008 in the fields of software engineering and information systems and has nearly a decade of experience in BPMN, starting to investigate and actively use BPMN since its introduction in 2004. In addition, he has participated in the development of one of the first BPMN modeling utilities - a package of plugins for Visio, which were introduced early in 2005 and is the main author of the first BPMN poster (bpmn.itposter.net), which has been translated into several languages and already exceeded 50.000 downloads.
10 Key Elements @2x

Where Should I Start With BPMN? Get Familiar With 10 Key...

This post presents 10 key BPMN elements, which should be learned prior to creating your first business process diagrams. These 10 key BPMN elements represent a sub-set of the descriptive class of BPMN 2.0 elements.
BPMN ISO Standard

Did you Know that BPMN Is an ISO Standard?

With the release of BPMN 2.0.1 in 2013, the Business Process Model and Notation became an ISO/IEC 19510:2013 standard. This blog post explains why this is important.
BPMN 4th Principle

Supporting Core BPM Principles With BPMN 2.0 – 4th Principle: “Information...

Commonly, it is misunderstood that IT has a direct influence on business value. Instead, the business processes are those that have direct impact on creating business value (see the first BPM principle), where IT just supports or automates those business processes.
BPMN Process Modeling Time

Is BPMN Process Modeling Worth the Time?

Business process modeling is a process of transforming actual business processes into models. The question, which occurs is, whether modeling is worth the spent time and money?
BPMN Events

BPMN 2.0 Message Events Vs. Message Tasks

Before the BPMN 2.0 specification, there never was any confusion between tasks and events, in this article, we will discuss differences between message events and the send and receive tasks.
Recognize BPMN Diagrams

How Can I Visually Recognize the Version Of BPMN Used In...

There are many BPMN diagrams based on previous versions. This article shows how to visually assess the version and the approximate version and age of a BPMN diagram.
BPMN and UML

BPMN FAQ – What Is the Relationship Between BPMN and UML?

This article places BPMN and UML alongside each other, with a summary of the commonalities and differences between the two languages.
BPMN Terms Explained

BPMN 2.0 Terms Explained – Fork, Join, Branch and Merge

This series of articles is dedicated to the explanation of common BPMN 2.0 terms, where this article will explain the terms Fork, Join, Branch and Merge as defined in the BPMN 2.0 specification.
BPMN SWOT Analysis

Managing Business Processes With BPMN – SWOT Analysis

BPMN is a well-adopted process-modeling standard with good industrial support. Its major drawbacks are related to its complexity, which affects the end users as well BPMN tool vendors. This article provides a SWOT Analysis guide for any organization modeling and managing processes using the BPMN standard.
BPMN FAQ

BPMN FAQ – What is a “Process Approach”?

Process approach is a common phrase, used in modern business. However, despite of its common use, there are many misconceptions around the phrase. This blog post tries to clarify the phrase as well the related concepts.

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