A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT transformation terms and technical definitions..

  • Abstract Process

    An Abstract Process represents interactions between a private business process and another process or participant.
  • Abstraction

    Abstraction is a technique for producing a high-level summarization or generalization of more complex or detailed topics or content.
  • Activity

    An Activity is work performed by an organization using business processes. An activity can be atomic or non-atomic (compound). Types of activities used within Process Models include Process, Sub-Process, and Task.
  • Activity Cost Worksheet

    Activity Cost Worksheets are a matrix that are used to analyze various costs of a set of activities.
  • Actor

    An Actor is a normally used to define a physical or quasi-physical entity, such as a person, organization, or system.
  • Ad Hoc Workflow System

    An Ad Hoc Workflow System is a type of workflow system that waits on users to indicate what should happen next.

Using BPMN Quick Reference Guide

Apr 8, 2013, 00:00 AM by David Jones
A handy quick reference guide for Business Process Management using BPMN 2.0

The importance of documenting Business Processes has been covered in many Management articles and texts and is something organizations have commonly undertaken for more than 30 years. In fact, many productivity and quality movements had their foundation before or during World War II.

To illustrate the importance of documenting your business processes virtually all Process Improvement approaches, such as Six Sigma and Lean, start with documenting the business processes being studied. It is only more recently and over the last 10 to 15 years, that we have seen the new discipline of Business Process Management.

In this paper, David Jones and Roderick Brown provide some quick reference guides for Business Process Management using BPMN v2.0.