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.
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.
An introduction to BPMN Collaboration Diagrams. For complex collaborations more detail is needed, this information can be captured by Choreography Diagrams. Watch this is video guide to see how Choreography Diagrams can benefit you and your organization.
As an ISO/IEC 19510:2013 standard and de-facto standard for business process modeling, the Business Process Model and Notation (hereinafter referred to as BPMN) defines a graphical notation for representing business processes in form of business process diagrams.
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.
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.
When modeling processes, it is very tempting to focus purely on the actors that undertake the relevant process tasks. Yet, processes often have a...
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?
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 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...