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What is a “Process”?

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

The whole reason for BPMN’s existence is to provide a notation that is outwardly familiar to flowcharters but has precise semantics and rules as demanded by analysts, architects, and developers. Nevertheless, the BPMN 2.0 spec fails to offer a business-understandable definition of its most basic concepts… starting with “process”. What does BPMN mean by a process, anyway? It doesn’t mean the same thing many long-time flowcharters think it means, as evidenced in a recent comment thread here.

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