BPMN Modeling and Reference Guide
Understanding and Using BPMN
Develop rigorous yet understandable graphical representations of business processes
Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a standard, graphical modeling representation for business processes. It provides an easy to use, flow-charting notation that is independent of the implementation environment. An underlying rigor supports the notation—facilitating the translation of business level models into executable models that BPM Suites and workflow engines can understand. Over recent years, BPMN has been widely adopted by Business Process Management (BPM) related products—both the Business Process Analysis and Modeling tool vendors and the BPM Suites.
This book is for business users and process modeling practitioners alike. Part I provides an easily understood introduction to the key components of BPMN (put forward in a user-friendly fashion). Starting off with simple models, it progresses into more sophisticated patterns. Exercises help cement comprehension and understanding (with answers available online). Part II provides a detailed and authoritative reference on the precise semantics and capabilities of the standard.
** Exercises and Answers are here (PDF file, opens in new window)
Sample Chapters: Full Table of Contents, Full Chapter 4 and half of Chapter 5. (27 pages PDF)
About the Authors:
Renowned experts Stephen White (IBM) and Derek Miers (BPM Focus) have been involved in the development of the BPMN standard since the early days of BPMI.org. As Work Group chair and Specification Editor since its inception, Stephen White was instrumental in creating the BPMN standard and is now guiding its continuing refinement at the OMG. Derek Miers has played a leading role in the BPMN space—first as Co-Chair of BPMI.org and more recently within the OMG. He delivers training and consulting worldwide around BPMN, Process Architecture and BPM in general.
Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Object Management Group, USA
Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, Websphere Business Process Management
IBM Software Group USA
Dr. Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Perfect Bound Quality Softcover: 226 pages
Publisher: Future Strategies Inc., Lighthouse Pt, FL
Product Dimensions: 10.x 7 x 1 inches
Weight: 13 oz.
* Exercises and Answers are here