Process Modeling – First Step towards a journey called BPM

by | Sep 12, 2009

The prospects of Business Process Management (BPM) have generated huge excitement among Enterprise Owners and IT Owners, alike. This is mainly due to the fact that BPM efficiently handles the most core component of Business – Process.

The most frequent and basic question asked by the stakeholders – What is the first step in BPM implementation? The answer is quite simple – Process Modeling.

Process Modeling refers to the set of activity for documenting the Business Process using a combination of graphical notations and text. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is the most widely accepted and used language for Process Modeling. Krawler jSonic Process Modeler is a powerful web based process designing and modeling tool, which uses standard Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).

Process Modeling enables process owners to analyze the current state of Business Process and perform the gap analysis for optimizing and improving the same. While carrying out the Process Modeling activity, participants can:
• Learn the importance of each task in the process
• Understand their role and responsibility in carrying out the process
• Identify task that are comparatively more time consuming i.e. Bottleneck Identification

Once the process is modeled – roles, forms, and business rules – are assigned to individual tasks in the process.

In conclusion, Process Modeling provides the basic foundation on which further BPM activities – workflow automation, reporting, and more – are carried out.

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