BPMN Method and Style

With BPMN Implementer's Guide
Author: Bruce Silver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368114
Category: Computers
Page: 269
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BPMN 2.0 is the industry standard diagramming language for business process models. The meaning of the business process diagram is the same, regardless of the tool used to create it. But creating models that are correct, complete, and clear demands more than a dictionary of BPMN shapes and symbols. It also requires a methodology for translating process logic consistently into the diagram. And it requires a measure of modeling style as well, conventions that ensure that the process logic is unambiguous from the diagram by itself. In short, "good BPMN" requires a disciplined approach called "method and style." In this book, Bruce Silver explains which BPMN elements process modelers need to understand, in two levels, including exactly where and how to use each element. Level 1 (the Descriptive modeling subclass of BPMN 2.0) is a palette of shapes and symbols largely carried over from traditional flowcharting. Level 2 (the Analytic subclass) expands the palette to be able to describe event-triggered behavior, critical to modeling exception handling. The book explains the real meaning of BPMN's most basic concepts - like activity, process, and end state - essential to using the language correctly, and provides a step-by-step methodology for going from a blank page to a complete end-to-end BPMN model, developed from the top down in a hierarchical structure. From the top-level diagram you can see on a single page exactly how the process starts, its possible end states, what the instance represents, and communications with the Customer, service providers, and other processes. From there you can drill down to see the details of any part of the process.

BPMN Method and Style


Author: Bruce Silver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368107
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 213
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Creating business process models that can be shared effectively across the business - and between business and IT - demands more than a digest of BPMN shapes and symbols. It requires a step-by-step methodology for going from a blank page to a complete process diagram. It also requires consistent application of a modeling style, so that the modeler's meaning is clear from the diagram itself. Author Bruce Silver explains not only the meaning and proper usage of the entire BPMN 2.0 palette, but calls out the working subset that you really need to know. He also reveals the hidden assumptions of core concepts left unexplained in the spec, the key to BPMN's deeper meaning. The book addresses BPMN at three levels, with primary focus on the first two. Level 1, or descriptive BPMN, uses a basic working set of shapes and symbols to meet the needs of business users doing process mapping. Level 2, or analytical BPMN, is aimed at business analysts and architects. It takes advantage of BPMN's expressiveness for detailing event and exception handling, key to analyzing and improving process performance and quality. Level 3, or executable BPMN, is brand new in BPMN 2.0. Here the XML underneath the diagram shapes becomes an executable design can be deployed to a process engine to automate the process. The method and style detailed in the book aligns these three levels, facilitating business-IT collaboration throughout the process lifecycle. Inside the book you'll find discussions, illustrated with over 100 examples, about: The questions BPMN asks, and does not ask The meaning of basic concepts like starting and completing, sending and receiving, waiting and listening Subprocesses and hierarchical modeling style The five basic steps in creating Level 1 models Event and exception-handling patterns Branching and merging patterns Level 2 modeling method Elements of BPMN style: element usage and diagram composition

BPMN 2.0 Handbook Second Edition

Methods, Concepts, Case Studies and Standards in Business Process Management Notation
Author: Stephen A. White,Conrad Bock
Publisher: Future Strategies Inc.
ISBN: 098497640X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 308
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Examines what's new and updated in BPMN 2.0 and look at interchange, best practice, analytics, conformance, optimization, choreography from a technical perspective. Also addresses the business imperative for widespred adoption of the standard by examining best practice guidelines, BPMN busines strategy and the human interface including real-life case studies. Other chapters tackle the practical aspects of making BPMN model executable and the basic time-line analysis of a BPMN model.

Real-Life BPMN

Using BPMN, CMMN and DMN to Analyze, Improve, and Automate Processes in Your Company
Author: Jakob Freund,Bernd Rücker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541163447
Category: Business
Page: 248
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This is the improved 3rd edition of the very successful book "Real-Life BPMN" with excellent reviews on Amazon.com (don't forget to check reviews of the 1st and 2nd edition). It is about business process management (BPM) and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN 2.0). Truth be told, there are several BPMN books on the market. Some of them are quite good, so why should you care about this one? This book distills the experience the authors accumulated while running Camunda, a consulting company that specializes in BPM. Camunda helped to define the BPMN specification, and during the past ten years, they have applied BPMN in over 1000 customer engagements. These were big businesses, small companies, and public institutions. Now you can benefit from this practical experience. Topics covered: The basics of modeling processes with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN 2.0) Methods to apply BPMN successfully to real-world problems A practical approach for automating processes with BPMN 2.0 The alignment of business and IT as an attainable goal Advice on introducing BPMN across your company This book explains the notation, of course, but it also delves into the kinds of challenges that process designers face every day. It talks about pitfalls to avoid. It gives dos and don'ts. There are guidelines and best practices. In the 3rd edition we added introductions to the related BPM standards CMMN 1.1 for case management, handling unstructured processes DMN 1.1 for decision management, you might know as business rules management (BRM) This third edition in English is based on the successful fith German edition, which, according to amazon.de, it is the highest-ranked book on BPMN in German. The number of five-star ratings awarded by readers speaks volumes. Also available in Spanish.

Business Process Management

A Rigorous Approach
Author: Martyn A. Ould
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute
ISBN: 1906124329
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
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Businesses need to adapt constantly, but are often held back by static IT systems. The 'Riva approach to Business Process Management' is a way of analysing the mass of concurrent, collaborative activity that goes on in an organisation, providing a solid basis for developing flexible IT systems that support a business.

Fundamentals of Business Process Management


Author: Marlon Dumas,Marcello La Rosa,Jan Mendling,Hajo A. Reijers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662565099
Category: Computers
Page: 527
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This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises – many with solutions – and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.

Business Process Management Workshops

BPM 2012 International Workshops, Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2012, Revised Papers
Author: Marcello La Rosa,Pnina Soffer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642362850
Category: Computers
Page: 783
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of 12 international workshops held in Tallinn, Estonia, in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM 2012, in September 2012. The 12 workshops comprised Adaptive Case Management and Other Non-Workflow Approaches to BPM (ACM 2012), Business Process Design (BPD 2012), Business Process Intelligence (BPI 2012), Business Process Management and Social Software (BPMS2 2012), Data- and Artifact-Centric BPM (DAB 2012), Event-Driven Business Process Management (edBPM 2012), Empirical Research in Business Process Management (ER-BPM 2012), Process Model Collections (PMC 2012), Process-Aware Logistics Systems (PALS 2012), Reuse in Business Process Management (rBPM 2012), Security in Business Processes (SBP 2012), and Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2012). The 56 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions.

Advances in Enterprise Engineering XI

7th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference, EEWC 2017, Antwerp, Belgium, May 8-12, 2017, Proceedings
Author: David Aveiro,Robert Pergl,Giancarlo Guizzardi,João Paulo Almeida,Rodrigo Magalhães,Hans Lekkerkerk
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331957955X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference, EEWC 2017, held in Antwerp, Belgium, in May 2017. EEWC aims at addressing the challenges that modern and complex enterprises are facing in a rapidly changing world. The participants of the working conference share a belief that dealing with these challenges requires rigorous and scientific solutions, focusing on the design and engineering of enterprises. The goal of EEWC is to stimulate interaction between the different stakeholders, scientists as well as practitioners, interested in making Enterprise Engineering a reality. The 12 full papers and 4 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: formalisms; standards and laws; business processes; normalized systems and evolvability; ontologies; and organization design.

Bpmn Quick and Easy Using Method and Style

Process Mapping Guidelines and Examples Using the Business Process Modeling Standard
Author: Bruce Silver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368169
Category:
Page: 124
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This book is a guide to creating Good BPMN, models that communicate the process logic clearly, completely, and correctly from the printed diagrams alone. Based on the author's famed BPMN Method and Style training and loaded with diagrams and examples, it explains not only the shapes and symbols but a methodology and rules of BPMN style.

Dmn Method and Style

The Practitioner's Guide to Decision Modeling with Business Rules
Author: Bruce Silver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368152
Category:
Page: 332
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Business Decision Management is a technology-assisted practice of defining, analyzing, and maintaining the decision logic that drives interactions with customers, suppliers, and employees. For many years, subject matter experts created text-based "requirements" and handed them over to programmers for implementation on a Business Rule Engine. The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) now offers a better way: decision logic precisely defined and maintained by subject matter experts themselves, using business-friendly graphical models that can be automatically validated for completeness and consistency. Since DMN is an industry standard, the meaning of a decision model does not depend on the tool used to create it or some consultant's methodology. It's defined by a specification. And best of all, DMN models are directly executable, so What You See Is What You Get. "DMN Method and Style" is your guide to the new standard and to the features and benefits of Business Decision Management. It explains not only the shapes and symbols used to describe end-to-end decision logic in a Decision Requirements Diagram (DRD), but how to properly decompose the top-level decision into a network of supporting decisions and input data. It also shows you how to define the detailed logic of each decision in the diagram using decision tables, literal expressions, and reusable logic blocks called business knowledge models. Like its predecessor "BPMN Method and Style," the book suggests best practices, in the form of style rules and a modeling methodology, for capturing the end-to-end decision logic in a way that is complete, consistent, and clear from the printed DRD and tabular expressions alone.

The MicroGuide to Process Modeling in BPMN 2.0


Author: Tom Debevoise,Rick Geneva,Richard Welke
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781463511357
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 186
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With over fifty implementations, Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is an increasingly successful Object Management Group (OMG) standard. Whether you are in government, manufacturing, or business, you can easily and accurately depict your company's processes in BPMN. BPMN Specification 1.1, however, can be abstract, lengthy, and complicated. As a result, learning to use BPMN can be daunting and force professionals to steer clear of it without an efficient and easy way of getting acquainted with the material. The straightforward information that is packed into this book is exactly what is needed. This guide gathers all the ideas, design, and problem-solving of BPMN into one simple, focused book, and offers concrete true-life examples that explain BPMN's approach to process modeling. With the wide-scale adoption of BPMN2.0, a new era for process modeling has arisen. In their second edition, Tom and Rick continue with the most concise coverage of BPMN available. They cover more 'real-life' business scenarios and model more unstructured, monitored and indefinite activities. The text not only corporate new metaphors of events and decision-directed event processing, it also covers 15 different design patterns, forged in the furnace of practical, state-of-the-art process modeling, that provide a shortcut to a proven design. The material in this comprehensive, focused book has been gleaned from actual practices and proven in many of the most advanced processes in production today.Build visible, agile and powerful process that meet the needs of a chaotic and globally federated environment. This book will teach you to tackle modern process modeling challenges. REVIEWS: "Finding a succinct and accessible book on the Business Process Modeling Notation (BMPN) is a pleasure. Finding one that clearly lays out the role of decisions and business rules in business processes is a delight. The MicroGuide to Business Process Management in BPMN is a short, easy to read book that gives a solid grounding in the core concepts of BPMN, passes on some realworld experience and suggestions from the authors, and gives great, practical advice on how use cases, BPMN, decision management and business rules all come together. Tom Debevoise and Rick Geneva have done a great job in outlining the Process Modeling Framework, introducing BPMN, and showing how it can be used. If BPMN is (or will be) part of your world, this book should be on your shelves." -James Taylor, Author Smart (Enough) Systems "It should be a valuable addition to a practitioner's library. I found the PMF and application to use case language to be of particular interest, as well as the relationship between business processes and business rules."- Stan Hendryx, Hendryx & Associates

Sustainable Development (2 Volume Set)


Author: C.A. Brebbia
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1784661570
Category: Architecture
Page: 1340
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This collection of research papers, presented at meetings organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT), concerns a variety of issues relating to the area of sustainable development. WIT has a long and very successful record of organising conferences on the topic of sustainability, which requires an interdisciplinary approach. Any sustainable solutions that are derived solely from the perspective of a single discipline may have unintended damaging consequences that create new problems. Thus effective sustainable solutions require the collaboration of scientists and engineers from various disciplines, as well as planners, architects, environmentalists, policy makers, social scientists, and economists. The contents of this book reflect that interdisciplinary approach, and include topics under the main areas of: Sustainable development and planning; Disaster management; Air pollution; Urban transport; Ecosystems and Water resources management.

Enterprise Architecture at Work

Modelling, Communication and Analysis
Author: Marc Lankhorst
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642296513
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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An enterprise architecture tries to describe and control an organisation’s structure, processes, applications, systems and techniques in an integrated way. The unambiguous specification and description of components and their relationships in such an architecture requires a coherent architecture modelling language. Lankhorst and his co‐authors present such an enterprise modelling language that captures the complexity of architectural domains and their relations and allows the construction of integrated enterprise architecture models. They provide architects with concrete instruments that improve their architectural practice. As this is not enough, they additionally present techniques and heuristics for communicating with all relevant stakeholders about these architectures. Since an architecture model is useful not only for providing insight into the current or future situation but can also be used to evaluate the transition from ‘as‐is’ to ‘to‐be’, the authors also describe analysis methods for assessing both the qualitative impact of changes to an architecture and the quantitative aspects of architectures, such as performance and cost issues. The modelling language presented has been proven in practice in many real‐life case studies and has been adopted by The Open Group as an international standard. So this book is an ideal companion for enterprise IT or business architects in industry as well as for computer or management science students studying the field of enterprise architecture.

Seminal Contributions to Information Systems Engineering

25 Years of CAiSE
Author: Janis Bubenko,John Krogstie,Óscar Pastor,Barbara Pernici,Colette Rolland,Arne Sølvberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364236926X
Category: Computers
Page: 458
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In 2013, the International Conference on Advance Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE) turns 25. Initially launched in 1989, for all these years the conference has provided a broad forum for researchers working in the area of Information Systems Engineering. To reflect on the work done so far and to examine prospects for future work, the CAiSE Steering Committee decided to present a selection of seminal papers published for the conference during these years and to ask their authors, all prominent researchers in the field, to comment on their work and how it has developed over the years. The scope of the papers selected covers a broad range of topics related to modeling and designing information systems, collecting and managing requirements, and with special attention to how information systems are engineered towards their final development and deployment as software components. With this approach, the book provides not only a historical analysis on how information systems engineering evolved over the years, but also a fascinating social network analysis of the research community. Additionally, many inspiring ideas for future research and new perspectives in this area are sparked by the intriguing comments of the renowned authors.

The Bpi Blueprint

A Step-By-Step Guide to Make Your Business Process Improvement Projects Simple, Structured, and Successful
Author: Shelley Sweet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368138
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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The BPI Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Guide to Make Your Business Process Improvement Projects Simple, Structured and Successful The BPI Blueprint provides you with a detailed plan of action to create results the first time, inspire leaders of business processes, and build invigorated skilled teams. So if you're looking for a simple, no nonsense, guide to help you develop and manage effective Business Process Improvement projects, regardless of your experience-level, you've got the right book. This practical guide tells you exactly what's required at each phase, such as: Chartering and Staffing, Process Discovery, Process Analysis, Process Design, and Implementation Plan. Plus, modeling, analytical and redesign tools and techniques are explained so you can replicate them. And client examples provide guideposts; demonstrating what works, what doesn't, and why. All of this enables you to keep your BPI Projects simple, structured and successful. The methodology for The BPI Blueprint is based on action learning, which calls out for the best type of action - learning and working on your real project with opportunities for feedback and discovery. Done right, BPI projects engage the minds and hearts of leaders and teams, which can lead to amazing outcomes and fun! So let The BPI Blueprint guide you to great results! When you use The BPI Blueprint as the guide for your own BPI project you will: (1) see better business results faster; (2) identify techniques that lead to solutions; (3) develop team synergy before execution; (4) build leaders who sustain operational excellence; (5) inspire employees to make ongoing improvements; (6) learn where to simplify quickly; (7) keep moving projects forward effectively. Shelley Sweet, the Founder and President of I4 Process, is a highly respected BPM Practitioner with over 20 years of experience. She provides consultation, workshops and training programs for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government organizations. Her programs are based on a unique 3-PEAT method of modeling processes and analyzing data that accelerates operational improvements, and builds leaders and employees who sustain operational excellence.

Business Process Change


Author: Paul Harmon
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 012800522X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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Business Process Change, 3rd Edition provides a balanced view of the field of business process change. Bestselling author Paul Harmon offers concepts, methods, cases for all aspects and phases of successful business process improvement. Updated and added for this edition is new material on the development of business models and business process architecture development, on integrating decision management models and business rules, on service processes and on dynamic case management, and on integrating various approaches in a broad business process management approach. New to this edition: How to develop business models and business process architecture How to integrate decision management models and business rules New material on service processes and on dynamic case management Learn to integrate various approaches in a broad business process management approach Extensive revision and update addresses Business Process Management Systems, and the integration of process redesign and Six Sigma Learn how all the different process elements fit together in this best first book on business process, now completely updated Tailor the presented methodology, which is based on best practices, to your organization’s specific needs Understand the human aspects of process redesign Benefit from all new detailed case studies showing how these methods are implemented

The Microguide to Process and Decision Modeling in Bpmn/Dmn

Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling
Author: Tom Debevoise,James Taylor,Rick Geneva,Jim Sinur
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502789648
Category: Computers
Page: 252
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The most complete and integrated coverage of BPMN 2.0 and DMN, including authoritative frameworks for integrating decision and process modeling. In this third edition of the successful Microguide to BPMN, James Taylor joins Tom Debevoise to create an integrated guide to process and decision modeling in BPMN/DMN. Starting with the basics and progressing to a comprehensive framework for modeling decision-responsive processes, the Microguide uses simple language aided with concrete use cases and scenarios to teach the user how to properly use these powerful notations.Business process management helps organizations achieve many of their operational goals and deliver on their business models. It creates visibility, allowing fine-grained monitoring and control of day to day operations. Creating process models in BPMN is a critical aspect of BPM, helping discover, optimize, execute and manage an organization's business processes. Many organizations use decision management to improve process outcomes by focusing on the way decisions are made within and across those processes. With the addition of the Decision Model and Notation standard, DMN, organizations now have a rigorous way to graphically model decisions. Moreover, DMN decision models can be combined with BPMN process models for unparalleled synergy. Covering important topics related to business process and decision modeling: the Microguide is the only authoritative book that addresses these topics and more. The Book covers:• Quick guides to OMG's BPMN 2.0 and DMN 1.0 notation• Common Patterns based on proven design• Decision modeling patterns• Event processing patterns• Most comprehensive framework for integrating decision, event and process modeling• Process and decision discovery through effective requirements gathering techniquesQuotations:George Barlow Executive Vice President, AgilePoint Software : “With this third edition Tom and his coauthor James Taylor bring a new, much needed and appreciated additional perspective to process discovery and design - that of decision modeling. If you want a practical guide with excellent examples of how to use the standard modeling notation for BPM and to learn the importance of modeling decision rules and techniques for doing that,”James Sinur: “Net; Net: This book will stand the test of time in that it will be germane to most process”

Dmn Cookbook

50 Decision Modeling Recipes to Accelerate Your Business Rules Projects with Trisotech, Red Hat, and Drools
Author: BRUCE. TIRELLI SILVER (EDSON.),Edson Tirelli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982368183
Category:
Page: 268
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Guide to the new decision modeling standard DMN. Aimed at technically oriented modelers, over 50 recipes (179 figures) solve common problems using DMN FEEL and boxed expressions: manipulate strings, numbers, dates, and lists. Deploy and orchestrate decision services. All examples downloadable for editing and execution in Trisotech and Drools.

Model-Based Development and Evolution of Information Systems

A Quality Approach
Author: John Krogstie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447129369
Category: Computers
Page: 442
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This book introduces and describes in detail the SEQUAL framework for understanding the quality of models and modeling languages, including the numerous specializations of the generic framework, and the various ways in which this can be used for different applications. Topics and features: contains case studies, chapter summaries, review questions, problems and exercises throughout the text, in addition to Appendices on terminology and abbreviations; presents a thorough introduction to the most important concepts in conceptual modeling, including the underlying philosophical outlook on the quality of models; describes the basic tasks and model types in information systems development and evolution, and the main methodologies for mixing different phases of information system development; provides an overview of the general mechanisms and perspectives used in conceptual modeling; predicts future trends in technological development, and discusses how the role of modeling can be envisaged in this landscape.