This is the second lesson of our BPMN tutorial, which explains how to describe business processes using the following graphical elements: Events and Gateways (exclusive, inclusive and parallel).
Success and competitive ability directly depend on what a company does to improve its performance and reduce costs. The modern market dictates terms on cost saving in all business areas. To tighten belts with lowest risks of making strategic mistakes and losing customers, business owners and executives resort to automation of procedures, carried out by their employees. In this case, automation of business processes is not only a great asset for business owners, but also one of the key ways of developing a company on the modern market.
To run and develop a business you need to define well the internal business processes. For this prupose, BPMN 2.0 notation would be a great choice – as far as readability and comprehension are concerned, it is beyond competition.
BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) is a modern standard for business process modeling, developed by BPMI Notation Working Group in May 2004. Version 2.0 of BPMN was released in 2010. The original specification in English was written by the Object Management Group.
Meet Peter, he is the head of Alpha Inc. Peter loves to sell. Moreover, he knows how to sell anything to anybody. He’s a natural.
You would think that Alpha would have plenty of money and a steady growth of 100% per year, yet it doesn’t! The company could sell more and achieve better results, but …
At staff meetings, Peter is constantly informed about the production problems. However, he refuses to deal with the issue. “Handle it yourself” – exclaims Peter. “You get paid for this, don’t you?”