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The BPI Blueprint

By | 2014-02-25T10:30:43-08:00 February 25th, 2014|BPMN|

My BPMessentials BPMN Method and Style class shows you how to translate process logic from text-based information into BPMN diagrams that are clear, complete, and consistently structured. But how do you get that text-based information in the first place? And what is your purpose for doing so? In most cases, the intent is some form [...]

BPMN Method and Style Training/Certification Feb 18-20

By | 2014-01-21T11:09:11-08:00 January 21st, 2014|BPMN|

Learn how to create "good BPMN" that conveys your meaning clearly, correctly, and consistently from the diagram alone.  You get that in my BPMessentials BPMN Method and Style training, which includes post-class certification.  The next class is Feb 18-20 from 8am-1pm ET / 2pm-7pm CET each day.  We will be using the Signavio Process Editor [...]

Webcast Jan 30 on Preparing Your BPM Team

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 January 21st, 2014|BPMN|

Join me and Gero Decker of Signavio on January 30 for a webcast on how to maximize the value of your BPM investment with a well-prepared team.  Many people mistakenly think the "expensive" part of BPM is the software technology.  It's not.  The expensive part is the hundreds of man-hours spent in information-gathering, modeling, analysis, [...]

The Value of Well-Trained BPM Teams – Webcast and White Paper

By | 2014-01-21T10:58:31-08:00 January 9th, 2014|BPMN|

Are your BPM efforts worth all the time and money you’ve put into them? They are if your project teams have been well prepared in advance. Otherwise, probably not. They’re not if you’re still using paper-based flowcharts or a proprietary diagramming notation to capture and maintain the process logic. They’re not, even if you’re using [...]

Free bpmnPRO with December BPMN Class

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 November 19th, 2013|BPMN, bpmnPRO|

We still have space available in our upcoming BPMessentials BPMN Method and Style live-online class December 3-5 from 11am-4pm ET/5pm-10pm CET each day.  As a bonus, students will get free use of my new bpmnPRO eLearning app, perfect preparation for our certification exam.  The training includes 60-day use of Process Modeler for Visio, an addin [...]

More on What is a Process

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 October 29th, 2013|BPMN|

I received an email today from a reader asking: "If you have multiple call activities that occur within a process pool, is there any reason you can't create another pool for Call Activities and use that to group the call activities / processes, other than the fact that a sequence flow connection cannot be used?"  [...]

BPMN: What is a Message? Part 2

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 October 21st, 2013|BPMN|

In my recent post about what is a message, I omitted one important aspect: the addressee.  Unlike its close cousin signal, a message definitely has one!  But once again, the BPMN spec does not explain what the addressee of a message means.  The closest it gets is to say that the target of a message [...]

BPMN: What is a Message?

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 October 11th, 2013|BPMN|

Message is another fundamental BPMN concept that is not well explained in the spec.  Section 8.3.11 defines a message as "the content of a communication between two Participants [in a collaboration]".  As explained last time, "Participants" here means the process on one end and some entity external to the process on the other end.  The [...]

BPMN: The Four Aspects of Process

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 October 2nd, 2013|BPMN|

Perhaps the greatest failing of the BPMN 2.0 spec is the inadequate explanation of its most fundamental concept: process.  That failure lies at the root of so much confusion and modeler error. A process in BPMN has four distinct aspects: as an "orchestration", as a collaboration "participant", as a container of activity performers, and as [...]

bpmnPRO Now Available

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:06-08:00 September 19th, 2013|BPMN, bpmnPRO|

Over the summer I have been hard at work on a new kind of BPMN training, an app completely based on gamification.  Today it's ready and open to the public. Called bpmnPRO, it covers the same material as my BPMessentials BPMN Method and Style training, but in a complementary way.  In addition to explaining how [...]