Concepts of Business Process Modeling

Process modeling Concepts consider the understanding or process modeling languages and concepts, such as the semantics of language constructs.

Exercise 1: BPMN Language Elements

Consider the following BPMN elements:
  1. Sequence flow
  2. Data object
  3. Pool
  4. ...

Consider the following process dimensions:
  1. Control flow / ordering constraints
  2. Data flow
  3. Organization
  4. Message flow / cross-organizational interaction

Decide for each construct which process dimension it belongs to.

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Exercise 2: Workflow Patterns

You find a description of control flow patterns at http://workflowpatterns.com/patterns/control/.

    • What is the difference between the patterns Exclusive Choice (XOR-Split) and Deferred Choice?
    • How are they represented in BPMN?
    • What is the difference between the patterns Synchronization (AND-join) and General Synchronizing Merge (OR-join)?
    • How are they represented in BPMN?

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Exercise 3: Application of BPMN

Explain the general use cases of BPMN modeling. You can use the following key words as inspiration.

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