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BPMN – A Consistent Model with Multiple Views

BPMN is more than just a notation. One particular aspect that is useful for business-focused users of BPMN is the ability to create different ‘views’ on a single underlying model. In this article, we explore this idea further

BPMN – What is a “Process Stakeholder”?

When modeling processes, it is very tempting to focus purely on the actors that undertake the relevant process tasks. Here, we explore what we mean by ‘process stakeholder’ and explain why it matters.

BPMN – To Show IT or not to Show IT

Knowing when to show automation and IT on a process diagram is a tricky balance. Here, we discuss striking a sensible balance, and discuss how (and when) to show IT and automation.

BPMN – Know the Events to Know the Process

In this article, we continue the discussion exploring what an event actually is and outlining the importance of intermediate events in a process.

Scoping a Process with BPMN

When modeling a process it can be difficult to know where to begin, particularly if the existing process is conducted in an ad-hoc or inconsistent manner. Here we discuss how identifying the start and end points, and building our process knowledge iteratively, can be useful.

The Beauty of the BPMN Sub-Process

In this article, we discuss the usefulness of collapsed sub-processes, and explain how they can be used to create different ‘views’ on a process by abstracting detail away.

Validating ‘as-is’ BPMN Process Models

So, you’ve held some workshops and have produced an ‘as is’ BPMN process model. Before changing it, how can you be sure it represents how the work actually takes place? In this article, we explore the art of validating process models!

BPMN: What About the Business Rules?!

In this article, we explore how BPMN naturally links to other approaches, the benefits of separating rules from process, and how business rules can be linked to a BPMN model.

BPMN – Using Process Models to Cultivate Innovation

We live in a fast moving world, and organizations that can effectively innovate are likely to survive and thrive. In this article we explore the role of monitoring within processes, and explore how it can be a catalyst to consider innovation and change.

BPMN – The Difference Between a Diagram and a Model

This BPMN article by BPA expert Adrian Reed explores the difference between the terms ‘diagram’ and ‘model’, and also reflects on what this means for the tools that a process modeler might choose.

Business Friendly BPMN

BPMN is a rich, well-established and comprehensive modeling approach that helps organizations model their business processes. However, it has often been said that BPMN can appear complex.

BPMN: Want Better Insights? Design Better Processes!

Managerial decision makers typically rely on a range of reports and insight to make decisions.Yet, sometimes the data is out of date or unreliable. This can lead to bad organizational decisions being made.

BPMN: The Hidden Dangers of Process Measurement

As the expression goes, “if you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. Yet, choose the wrong measurement and you’ll drive the wrong behaviour!

Using BPMN to Drive Process Automation

One option for improving a process is to introduce elements of automation. In this article, Adrian Reed examines how BPMN can be used to drive process automation.