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Step Up Your Modeling Game With Subprocesses

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

[Posted 6 Sept 2007 on] One of the most powerful features of BPMN is the least appreciated? by modelers and tool vendors alike. I?m talking about subprocesses. Most of the process models I have seen would be much improved if they were used more liberally, and more effectively. In BPMN, a process is viewed as a flow of activities, and an activity ? a rectangle in the diagram ? can signify only one of two things: a task, meaning it has no subparts of interest to the model, or a subprocess, meaning the activity has subparts of significance to the model.

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