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.
A video guide detailing which Organizational Assets are Business Processes and how they create value for the customer.
We understand the term “asset” as any item of economic value owned by an individual or organization, especially that which could be converted into money. In this blog we take a look at how in BPMN Business Processes can be considered Organizational Assets too.
In a business process, sub-processes have several use cases. Watch this short video guide to learn about the various types of BPMN Sub-Processes and how by utilising them you can benefit both you and your organization.
BPMN Process diagrams are most common, and are depicted as a graph of flow elements – Activities, Events, Gateways, and Sequence Flows that define finite execution semantics.
One option for improving a process is to introduce elements of automation. Yet automation is rarely a ‘silver bullet’, and in order to be effective it’ll be necessary to truly understand the process. In this article, Adrian Reed examines how BPMN can be used to drive process automation.
BPMN Activities According to BPMN 2.0 specification, an activity represents “work that a company or organization performs using business processes.” In a BPMN process diagram, an...
BPMN is a rich and detailed standard which enables us to visualize process models using a standard notation. Yet BPMN’s richness can cause challenges when working with a broad range of stakeholders. In this article, Adrian Reed discusses this challenge, and suggests that if we keep our stakeholders front-and-center of our minds, we can keep them on board and create models thatthey will find useful and valuable.
Knowing when to show automation and IT on a process diagram is a tricky balance. Show too much, and stakeholders will 'turn off'. Yet...
The terms ‘diagram’ and ‘model’ are often used interchangeably, yet there is actually an important difference between them. It can be useful to reflect on these differences when undertaking process analysis, management or improvement - and it can be particularly important when utilizing the BPMN approach to modelling.