BPMN 2.0 Starter Pack

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BPMN stands for the Business Process Model and Notation and it is a method of illustrating business processes that is maintained by the Object Management Group. Its goal is simple – it aims to provide a notation that is readily understandable by all (business) users within an enterprise. This means that BPMN creates a standardized bridge for communication between different process stakeholders (e.g. process owners, process performers, and process analytics).

The latest iteration of BPMN is BPMN 2.0. It consists of more than 100 visual elements and corresponding rules, which are used to represent business processes in different types of diagrams. The diagrams serve different purposes in the business process management lifecycle, including process analysis and process improvement, process-based communication and requirement specifications for business IT solutions.

Besides its visual use, BPMN specifies a meta-model that defines the semantics of BPMN visual and non-visual elements and their interrelationships. The resulting semantic BPMN elements are used to specify business process models, which are capable of being executed on business process engines. A major advantage of BPMN when compared to competitive notations is that business process diagrams, which consist of visual BPMN elements, can be easily transformed into executable business process models through XML-based BPMN format.

The BPMN 2.0 Starter Pack is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about the notation or implementing it within their organization. It contains a number of resources, namely:

  • An Introduction to BPMN 2.0 (PDF)
  • BPMN 2.0 Stencil and Template for Microsoft Visio
  • A Getting Started Guide (Visio Diagram)

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