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New Post 4/1/2015 9:44 AM
User is offline viktor182
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Workflow Modeling Methodology? 

Hi everyone,

I'm a new BA and also I've searched a lot about Workflow Modeling Methodologies and I know one of the major problems of modeling workflow systems is tahat each WFMS uses its own modeling technique . I 'm working on a paper and I've been trying to do a compilation of workflow modeling methodologies but I 've only found one when I've read Workflow Modeling Tools for Process Improvement and Applications Development (Second Edition) by Alec Sharp it focus on swimlane diagrams. In other books , I found that workflow models are divided into 2 groups: activity-based models and models based on communication but just that classification. 
In addition , there are other sources of information that classified according to modeling languages ​​used for example IDF activity diagram UML, BPMN , etc IS there a real methodolgy?. I would like to know if there is a widely accepted classification for workflow modeling . Can you tell me if they are workflow modeling Methodologies , Workflow Modeling Techniques or are just languages ​​for modeling workflow.

Thanks in advance, sorry for my poor English!!





New Post 4/3/2015 8:44 PM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Workflow Modeling Methodology? 

I use BPMN which is just a modelling notation. Same as UML's activity diagram and Microsoft Visio's ridiculous notation that everyone seems to use. Not a methodology. Think IDF is a notation only too - if its the one I'm thinking about it came out of the armed services.

Six Sigma might be considered a methodology but I don't know much about it.


New Post 5/11/2015 1:57 PM
User is offline Matt Adams (Business Analyst)
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Re: Workflow Modeling Methodology? 

To me, the most important thing for workflow modelling is making sure they make sense to the audience.

My fave is Rummler Brache but I also like SIPOC because it gives you a great understanding of the end-to-end process

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