Business Process Incubator

BPMN 2.0 logo BPMN 2.0 is the latest version of the Business Process Model and Notation specification from OMG. BPMN’s primary goal is to provide a notation that is readily understandable by all business stakeholders. The BPMN 2.0 specification defines the notation, metamodel and interchange format for business process modeling. BPMN is by now the prevalent notation in process modeling tools.

On this page you will find a BPMN Visio Modeler add-in, some BPMN 2.0 examples and a list of current items in Business Process Incubator that have been tagged with BPMN 2.0.

The BPMN Visio Modeler add-in is a standalone Visio extension to draw and model business processes that supports the complete proposed set of BPMN 2.0 elements. The BPMN Visio Modeler add-in is only available as an option to the BPMN Modeler subscription

Individuals with some previous knowledge of BPMN will appreciate our quick overview of What is new in BPMN 2.0. The What is new in BPMN 2.0 eLearning is available for Free.

BPMN Modeler

BPMN Modeler

Create professional process diagrams in minutes without installing software.
Discover all of the powerfull features of BPMN Modeler and its additonal options.


  • Simulate process scenarios to predict outcomes and analyze for process improvement based on the BPSim standard.
  • Integrate the BPMN Modeler within Visio with the BPMN Visio Add-in option.
  • Animate process models to illustrate exactly what happens within a process.
  • Accelerate model creation with standard workflow patterns.


BPMN 2.0 Specification

BPMN 2.0 by Example

Machine Readable Files Example Document

BPMN 2.0 Examples

You can download a variety of BPMN 2.0 samples from Business Process Incubator. Those samples will help you to get started in BPMN 2.0.
Order Fulfillment (BPMN, Visio) (Get)
Order Fulfillment and Procurement (BPMN, Visio) (Get)
The Nobel Prize (BPMN, Visio) (Get)
The Pizza Collaboration (BPMN, Visio) (Get)
E-Mail Voting (BPMN, Visio) (Get)

Other BPMN 2.0 Items

Business Process Incubator offers a lot of BPMN 2.0 resources. Here are some Links, eLearning, Blogs, Books, Training and Know-How that relates to BPMN 2.0 (Blogs)
BPM Essentials (Trainers)
NobleProg (Trainers)
Sauty (Trainers)
Camunda (Links)
BPM Guide (Blogs)
Praxishandbuch BPMN (Books)
Author: Jakob Freund, Bernd Rücker, Thomas Henninger
CTO Tuesdays (Blogs)
BPMN In The Real World (Presentations)
BPM Research (Blogs)
Why to consider BPMN 2.0? (Presentations)
OCEB Training Bundle (eLearning)
BPMN 2.0 Handbook (Books)
Author: Robert M Shapiro
Praxishandbuch BPMN 2.0 (Books)
Author: Jakob Freund, Bernd Rücker
ActiveVOS Training (Trainers)
BPMN 2.0 Unleashed (Presentations)
The Microguide to Process Modeling in BPMN 2.0 (Books)
Author: Rick Geneva, Mr. Tom Debevoise
BPMN 2.0 Distilled (Books)
Author: Patrice Briol
Work Token (Links)
BPMN 2.0 Handbook Second Edition (Books)
Author: Robert Shapiro, Stephen A White, Conrad Bock, Nathaniel Palmer, Michael zur Muehlen, Marco Brambilla, Denis Gagné et al
BPMN 2.0 Fundamentals (Presentations)
BPMN (Presentations)
BPMN Pocket Reference (Books)
Author: Mr. Kenneth J Sherry
BPMN for REST (Presentations)
Business Process Modelling with BPMN (Books)
Author: Mr Kenneth J. Sherry
BPMN 2.0 in der Praxis (Presentations)
Emerging BPM Technologies (Presentations)
BPMN 2.0 - Eine Übersicht (Presentations)
Andreas Naef (Trainers)
Extending BPMN with Deontic Logic (Books)
Author: Christine Natschläger-Carpella
BPSim Briefing (Presentations)
I4 Process Blog (Blogs)
OMG BPM Specification (Presentations)
Introduction to BPMN 2 (Presentations)
Fundamentals of Business Process Management (Books)
Author: Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, Hajo Reijers
BPM - What is next (Presentations)
BPMN 2.0 Introduction (Presentations)
BPMN Basics (Links)
BPMN Model Interchange Demo (Presentations)
jBPM - BPMS (Links)
BPM wasabi (Blogs)
im'info (Trainers)
Good e-Learning (Trainers)
BPMN + BPSim PEX Week 2014 (Presentations)
Process-Driven Applications with BPMN (Books)
Author: Volker Stiehl
A Rigorous Semantics for BPMN 2.0 Process Diagrams (Books)
Author: Felix Kossak, Christa Illibauer, Verena Geist, Jan Kubovy, Christine Natschläger, Thomas Ziebermayr, Theodorich Kopetzky, Bernhard Freudenthaler, Klaus-Dieter Schewe
BPMN 2.0 Handbook Second Edition: Methods, Concepts, Case Studies and Standards in Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) (Books)
Author: Dr Michael zur Muehlen, Dr Stephen A White, Prof Thomad Allweyer
BPM tips (Blogs)
Verhoef Training (Trainers)
Fundamentals of Business Process Management (Books)
Author: Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, Hajo Reijers