Introduce Business Process Model

Development teams use business process model to visually document the business work flows, and prepare use case model to model what the users want to achieve by using the system. In this tutorial, we will explain in detail how to make use of the model transitor function to prepare a use case model from business process model.

What are BPMN and BPD?

BPMN provides business analysts with a set of graphical notations for modeling business processes. It was initially developed by the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI) and is now being maintained by the Object Management Group (OMG). One of the motivations of developing BPMN is to provide a common graphical language for people in different roles, from different countries, and/or with different spoken languages to understand the same business process without barrier.

BPD, short for Business Process Diagram, is where business process is modeled, using BPMN. It is a flow-chart like diagram, which depicts the process flow, participants involved and message exchanges between participants. Business analysts draw BPD(s) to model how different participants collaborate together to accomplish a business objective. Having validated the completed business model against the end users, system analyst can then start planning the system.


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