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 2.0 Artifacts Similar to Flow objects or connections, Artifacts represent a group of BPMN 2.0 elements. Their aim is to provide supporting information about a...
A quick introduction to BPMN Sub-Processes which includes hiding the complexity of a business process, and defining a contextual scope that can be used for data visibility, transactional scope, the handling of internal and external exceptions of events, or for compensation.
Swimlanes are one of the five basic categories of BPMN elements and act as a container for partitioning a set of activities from other activities. BPMN 2.0 defines two different types of Swimlanes: Pools and Lanes.
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.
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.
In this article, we will firstly address how popular BPMN really is, by analyzing some of the existing studies. Secondly, we will define who uses the notation and thirdly, to what end.
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?
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...
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.