Process Modeling with BPMN
The BPMN is a symbol language which fixes the standards of the business process modeling. Stephen A. White has developed the language in 2001 and three years later it was published as BPMN 1.0 by the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI). The BPMI is a consortium which consists of representatives of different modeling companies, organizations and individuals. Their purpose was to provide a business-friendly graphical notation for process descriptions expressed in the business process modeling language. In the meantime the BPMI has become a member of the Object Management Group (OMG) which is already known for several software standards like the Unified Modeling Language. After years of intensive work the next version of the BPMN standard, BPMN 2.0, was adopted and published in January 2011 by the OMG. The notation elements of the former version have not significantly be changed in the new one. It was only been extended by several constructs and by a few new model types.
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