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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.
BPMN-Process-Flows@2x

BPMN 2.0 Terms Explained – Process Flows

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.
BPMN Process Vs Workflow

Learning BPMN 2.0 – Business Process Vs Workflow

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.
BPMN 3rd Principle

Supporting Core BPM Principles With BPMN 2.0 – Processes Should Be...

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...
BPMN 2nd Principle

Supporting Core BPM Principles With BPMN 2.0 – Processes Should Be...

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.
BPMN 1st Principle

Supporting Core BPM Principles With BPMN 2.0 – Processes are Assets

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.
BPMN Basic Events

Common BPMN Modeling Mistakes and Best-Practices: Basic Events

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 Acitivities

Common BPMN Modeling Mistakes – Activities

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?
BPMN Swimlanes

Common BPMN Modeling Mistakes: Swimlanes

In BPMN terminology a “Swimlane” represents both primary grouping BPMN elements - Pools and Lanes. But what are the common BPMN modeling mistakes encountered?
BPMN Related Terms

BPM, BPMN, BPD, BPMo – An Explanation Of Business Process Related...

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.

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