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 […]

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 […]

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.

How do you explain re-use?

I was taken aback recently when someone told me they didn’t understand the concept of re-use.

You see, when I started out in software development, I was taught this concept, so I cannot imagine a world without it. Of course, I am not insensitive to other people’s situations, so I understand […]

Use Cases in PRPC – Part 1

Use Cases are a key concept Pega Business Architects should understand if they are planning to use PRPC’s Application Profile Wizard.

If you are familiar with UML, Pega’s notion of a Use Case might confuse you at first. It is important to distinguish between a “Use Case Rule” (which is a […]

Pegasystems PRPC Discovery Maps

Since my blog post on Pegasystems DCO, several people have asked me to expand upon what I said about Discovery Maps.

The expansion is in the slide deck below. In summary, although Pega Discovery Maps are intended as a mechanism for Pega Business Architects to model business processes in business terms, […]

Activity Diagram tutorial Part 3: ignore variable details

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Tracing Data Requirements

Just as functional requirements are traced from business need to implementation, data requirements should be traced to eliminate redundancy and ensure coverage.

The following slideshow lays out my procedure for tracing data requirements.

Tracing Data Requirements

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Using activity diagrams to model use cases

As a result of some recent conversations with colleagues who are learning to use activity diagrams to model use cases, I have updated my slideshow on the topic.

If the front slide below does not say “Part 1: The Basics”, then please click through to SlideShare to see the updated version.

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What NOT to put in your Activity Diagram

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