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Graphically, a Flow is represented with an arrow between elements in a Process, Collaboration, or Choreography. BPMN 2.0 defines different kinds of Flows, which are explained in this article.
For two decades, the terms Business Process and Workflow co-exist. However, many professionals still misunderstood the terms and commonly think that a Business Process is just another term for a Workflow. This article will explain the commonalities and differences between both terms and terms related to their management and IT support.
The first two articles of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented two principles of business process management. Similarly, the third principle, ‘processes should be continuously improved’, is related to the first two, as follows...
The first article of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented business processes as organizational assets that are central to creating value for customers.
BPM defines four basic principles, which need to be followed, in order to successfully “taking care of processes”. In this article the first principle, “Processes are assets” is presented. In addition, the role of BPMN for supporting the first principle is investigated.
An event is a common BPMN process modeling element, which represents something that “happens” during the course of a process. But what are the common mistakes made and how do you avoid them?
BPMN specification defines an Activity as “Work that a company or organization performs using business processes”. But what are the common mistakes and how do you avoid making them?
In BPMN terminology a “Swimlane” represents both primary grouping BPMN elements - Pools and Lanes. But what are the common BPMN modeling mistakes encountered?
We live in so-called “exponential times”, where companies and their businesses are evolving at an ever-increasing speed. A method for these companies to stay competitive is the continuous investigation of new approaches, technologies, and materials that enable the introduction of new products or services.