Introduction to the BPMN 2.0 Level 1 Palette

The slide deck below is an introduction for process modelers to the Level 1 Palette of shapes for Business Process Modelling Notation 2.0.

When I was new to the BPMN palette years ago, I used it as I had used any other process flowcharting palette previously, i.e., I used the shapes […]

Process Model versus Process Map

When it comes to describing business processes BPMN 2.0 is my notation of choice.

This post is about what I mean when I say “process model” and “process map”, so let’s not get hung up on the terms themselves. If you are an advocate of and expert in BPMN and you […]

Deconstructing a BA job advert

I saw a job advert on Jobserve and it’s typical of adverts that fail to grasp what a senior business analyst should be able to do for a client.

Click here to read the advert before you proceed.

So what’s wrong with it? I’ll go down through it as […]

Business Architecture is about more than software requirements

I believe that when when business analysis is limited to (or centred around) the software development lifecycle, it ceases to be about defining the needs of the business and instead supports the main need of the solution provider: deliver software to schedule, which should be a means and not an end in itself. […]

Defining process scope

Before attempting to model a business process, you should first define its scope so you know how it starts, how it ends and whether it is really one process or many.

BPMN in Pegasystems PRPC Flow Rules

There is a perception that Pegasystems PRPC can be used to create BPMN-compliant process models. However, I consider this perception to be incorrect.

This slide show takes you through my reasoning, but I can sum up my conclusion with a golf analogy:

No matter how good your 3-iron is, you can’t turn it into an […]