Business Process Modelling

Developing a process model introduces a formal activity to the process (re)design task. The benefit of modelling is found in the level of rigour it adds to the undertaking. 

Business Process Modelling Notation

We strongly favour use of the Object Management Group's (OMG) Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) as the means to capture and communicate business process models.

BPMN provides a graphical flow-charting approach to developing business process diagrams. These diagrams represent the activities and flow controls of a given process.

Use of BPMN offers a number of benefits:

  • A standardised way to capture and communicate business process designs
  • A means to reduce the gap between business process design and implementation

Modelling Tools

We work with you to select an appropriate modelling approach and the right products for your environment.

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To get the most out of BPMN it is best to use a modelling tool to develop and maintain BPMN artefacts. An  advantage of a well selected tools is that they can enable sharing of process models and collaboration with stakeholders.

The modelling tool must ideally be able to export a model to a target BPM runtime. The runtime might directly support BPMN for execution, or perhaps utilise BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) - this is an execution language used by BPM technologies.