Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

 

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a graphical notation used in business analysis to represent business processes and workflows. BPMN provides a standardised way to visually model and communicate complex processes and workflows, which helps to improve process efficiency and reduce errors.

In business analysis, BPMN can be used to:

 

(1) Model business processes: BPMN provides a standardised notation for modeling business processes, including the flow of activities, decisions, and events that occur within a process. This helps to clarify the steps involved in a process and identify potential areas for improvement.

 

(2) Facilitate communication and collaboration: BPMN provides a common language and notation that can be easily understood by stakeholders, including technical and non-technical team members. This helps to facilitate communication and collaboration across the organisation.

 

(3) Standardise process documentation: BPMN provides a standard notation for documenting business processes, which helps to ensure consistency in process documentation across the organisation.

 

(4) Automate processes: BPMN models can be used to automate business processes, reducing errors and improving efficiency.

 

(5) Identify potential problems: BPMN models can be used to identify potential problems in a business process, such as bottlenecks or inefficiencies. This helps to identify areas where improvements can be made to streamline the process and improve efficiency.

 

A common choice in business analysis, BPMN is a powerful tool for BAs to help model and improve business processes by providing a common language and notation for documenting and communicating complex processes and workflows.

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