First part of the series covered simple case of sequential processes.
Now, it’s time to move to something more complicated and useful in real-life scenarios: handling various process paths with gateways. This part will show you how tokens behave in processes with XOR (exclusive) gateways.
Recently I had a chance to discuss concept of token in BPMN with my students and thought you may also find this topic interesting.
So, first of all – what is a token? As opposed to other elements of BPMN like Tasks, Events or Gateways, tokens do not have visualizations.
Specification defines Token as: “a theoretical concept that is used as an aid to define the behavior of a Process that is being performed”.
Previous post about BPMN MIWG demo from 2018 showed you how to use Data Objects in practice. But, as you know, plain Data Objects and Data Stores are not everything you can do with data in BPMN.
That’s why our next capability demo which took part on June 17th 2019 during Object Management Group conference in Amsterdam covered other types of Data Objects. However this was not everything as we covered too other more advanced BPMN aspects.
For many people BPMN is only about modelling process flows. However there are also elements, which allow you to show the data perspective: Data Objects.
They were one of the main topics of the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group demonstration in December 2018 in Seattle and will appear again in June 2019 demonstration in Amsterdam.
Chances are you have big plans for this year. But how to make those plans turn into reality?
Even brightest idea does not transform into results without:
a) Good old-fashioned hard work
b) Knowledge what to do and how to do it.
I cannot help you with point a, but for point b… 🙂
As in previous years I prepared for you answers from experts about hot skills for process/automation professionals.
Are you interested in process automation?
If so, I may have 2 interesting things for you.
1) I recently published the first version of a course “Process automation – workflow, RPA, and beyond” on Udemy and want to share it with my readers.
This is an early version of a course with content mostly covering workflow/BPMS tools. I will be adding more videos about RPA and other tools soon, but to decide what to focus on I would like to hear feedback from people with an early adopter attitude 🙂
If this sounds interesting use the link below to join the course for free:
and tell me what should I add!
I hope you will find the course useful.
Link is valid until November 11th. UPDATE: since many of you joined I thought it would be cool to extend the free access till Thanksgiving. This is my way of saying “Thanks” for being my reader 🙂
UPDATE2: You can join the course for a lowest Udemy price (9,99 USD) using this link: https://www.udemy.com/process-automation-workflow-rpa-and-beyond/?couponCode=BPMTIPS
2) Do you want to learn more about various aspects of intelligent automation from the leading companies? AI EMEA Live online summit is currently running. You can still register to get access to all recordings on:
Since 3 years passed since publishing of a post “Free tools for business (process) analysts – 2015 edition” I thought you may enjoy the update.
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Since many of you enjoyed 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of this post I hope this one will be useful for you too 🙂
Last year I published a guide about RPA with best practices from 30+ BPM and Robotic Process Automation experts.
Since it proved to be very popular I thought you may enjoy some updates and extensions.
First extension is about the RPA tools available on the market. That’s because when you decide that you want to give RPA a try, next frequent step is to select few tools for further analysis.