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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.
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 that they will find useful and valuable.
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.
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 defines three main types of diagrams: Process, Collaboration, and Choreography, and in BPMN 2.0, Conversation diagrams were also introduced. Watch this short video guide to learn how BPMN Conversion Diagrams can benefit both you and your organization.
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.
A video guide detailing how Process Modelling can form a good basis for business process management activities since they enable process representation, observation and analysis
Business processes can be observed from ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ view. The static view of a business process is commonly represented in a BPMN-based business process diagram, which represents the ‘structure’ of a business process.
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.
BPMN diagrams are commonly treated as synonyms for process diagrams. This short article will present the last three types of BPMN diagrams (collaboration diagrams, choreography diagrams and conversation diagrams) and the possibilities for their common use.