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business process modeling

Part of the Business terms glossary:

Business process modeling, often called process modeling, is the analytical representation or illustration of an organization’s business processes.  

Along with business process discovery,  process modeling is widely viewed as a critical component in successful business process management (BPM). It is used to map out an organization’s current (or “as-is”) processes to create a baseline for process improvements and to design future (or “to-be”) processes with those improvements incorporated. Process modeling often uses Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), a standard method of illustrating processes with flowchart-like diagrams that can be easily understood by both IT and business managers.

 

Continue reading about business process modeling:

 > The rise and rise of BPMN for process modeling

 > Better process discovery and modeling lead to better BPM

 > BPMN 2.0: The emerging star of business process modeling

This was last updated in February 2012
Contributor(s): Anne Stuart
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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