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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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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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How does BPMN message flow work?

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) message flow is used to visualize communications between organization. This article is going to show how to use message flow. There are two flash animation examples to show how message flow works in action.

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