Teach business process modeling techniques.

How to Configure the Visual Properties of an Animation?

How to Configure the Visual Properties of an Animation?To animate a workflow in business process diagram enables you or your stakeholders to figure out a path easier. This is particularly useful when there are many possible paths in a business process.

During an animation, flow objects being reached by a token that controls the animation flow would be painted in purple. If you find the color not clear enough, or if you simply dislike purple :-), read this article to see how to change to another color.

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Creating Data Object Collection in Business Process Diagram

Data Object representing the data being used or updated in your Business Process Diagram. This piece of data can be a physical document, or information in electronic form. It didn’t have any direct affect to the Sequence or Message Flows in the process model, but providing information about what the flow does. You can specify the Data Object meaning a single piece of data, or a collection of data. In this article we will show you how to specify the Data Object to be a collection in Visual Paradigm.

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How to Re-use Business Process Modeled in Another Project

00-reuse-business-process-thumbWhen you are modeling business processes with business process diagrams, you may find that although the business processes are different and yield different goals, many of them are indeed sharing the same set of workflow. For example, both the process of ordering and returning goods share the same packaging and delivery processes. These common workflow share the same behaviors and activities, so it is wise to “draw once and re-use everywhere”, not just to save time, but to ensure the consistency of business process by keeping one and only one copy of unique workflow. Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) supports grouping related process flow to sub-process. With BPMN sub-process, you can easily re-use the common process flows in different business processes by incorporating the sub-process shape, which contains the common workflows, into those business process diagrams.

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How to Group BPMN Tasks into Sub-Process

Complex workflow design makes it difficult for readers to get into the process flow. If flow elements in process diagram can be categorized into meaningful activity groups, you may want to group them as sub-processes and show their detail at lower-level process diagrams. Besides, by moving detailed flow to sub-diagram also helps maintain a consistent leveling of context a business process diagram try to present. In this article, you will see how to group several BPMN tasks into a sub-process. To help you understand the principle easier, a simple example will be used.

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How Can Windows Tablets Facilitate Effective Workflow Presentation

Process modeling on tablet

Process modeling on tablet

In business improvement, business users’ feedback is important to help improve the quality of process design. That’s why analysts have to meet with the users from time to time to present the latest process design and ask them for feedback. Unfortunately, traditional ways of presentation, such as slideshow failed to work well for presenting process designs. In this article, we will see what the problems are and how Windows tablets can make business process presentation more effective.

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How to Show All Levels of Preview Shapes

When one shape is nested inside another, such as sub-process, its content (shapes) inside would show along with what’s outside in diagram at the same time. For example, if a sub-process is not composed of any other sub-processes, it will appear in business process diagram, with the shapes (e.g. tasks) that make it up inside itself. However, the viewing works up to one level of nesting only by default.

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How to Perform Refactoring

In an ideal world of system design, we’d probably want to create a generic library to store common components for reuse. That way, we can avoid creating the same components over and over again. Also, any changes you need to make to a component will automatically be rippled down to all projects which point to the same generic library.
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Understanding BPMN Choreography Model

Choreography model is one of the types of models to specify choreographies in BPMN. It consists of choreography tasks and sub-processes and common BPMN elements, such as, gateways and events. In this article, you can study what choreography is and then learn how to draw a business process diagram with choreography tasks.

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Using BPMN Pool and Lane in Business Process Diagram (BPD)

In BPMN, swimlane is divided into types, pool and lane. A pool represents a participant who takes part in a process. It is a rectangular container that can contain flow objects vertically or horizontally, such as task and activity.  On the other hand, a lane is a graphical sub-division in a pool. It is often used to organize and categorize activities within a pool according to function or role.
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Define and Specify Stereotype in Business Process Diagram (BPD)

A stereotype defines how a model element may be extended and enables the use of domain specific terminology or notation. The name of stereotype is enclosed by guillemets and placed above the name of model element, in addition, a specific icon can be defined for stereotype. In this article, you can learn to define and specify stereotype of a BPMN task in BPD.

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