Business Process Modeling Tips for Digital Transformation

Modern Analyst

Business analysts should bring more than an ad-hoc or experience-based business process modeling competence to digital transformation projects. Here are 5 ways to improve your business process modeling competence and become better prepared for producing high-quality business process models that serve digital transformation projects

The complete guide to business process modeling (2021 edition)


If you’ve been in business for a while, then you understand the importance of your processes. Your profitability is completely tied to your ability to design, manage, and optimize your processes and operations. What is business process modeling? Streamline the process.


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What is Business Process Modelling?

Business Bullet

Last year I did a short video introducing business process modelling which is chapter in my book “ The Business Analysis Handbook “ This is a short 2 minute overview setting out what business process modelling is, why and when it is useful, and how to start using it. .

Top 6 Business Process Modeling Mistakes

Modern Analyst

Despite significant investments of time and well-intended stakeholder effort, many business process models still end up being not very useful for their intended purposes. Too many do not reflect the business accurately enough to be useful, do not have sufficient key stakeholders’ buy-in for real decision making, or do not include the kinds of process information that the model’s readers are looking for.

Our guide to optimizing your workflows with process modeling


While 50% of organizations say that they’re making considerable effort to improve business processes, only 2% of organizations model all their existing processes. If you don’t know what your end-to-end processes look like, how are you meant to make valid improvements?

Business Process Modelling – The Basics

Business Analyst Mentor

This article explains why you should produce a business process model, what they are and how we can produce them. Business process models are important for a number of reasons: Tools And Techniques business process newbie BAs requirements gathering

Modeling is for Everyone

Watermark Learning

On this page: What is a Model? Benefits of Modeling Types of Models The Iterative Nature of Elicitation and Modeling Modeling and the Project Professional. Modeling is one of the most important practices for any project professional. What is a Model?

Tools for Business Analyst Workshop | Workshop Toolkit

Business Analyst Mentor

Tools And Techniques collaboration Process Modeling visual models workshopsI’ve been running a series of requirement gathering workshops recently which reminded me about the tools for business analyst workshop, the ‘physical stuff’ you need to have in place to.

What is BPMN?

The BAWorld

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is one of the most powerful process modelling languages. It uses symbols and notations to create visual models for business processes. Business Process Modelling Notation is popularly known as acronym BPMN.

Perhaps We Should Welcome ‘Process Saboteurs’?

Adrian Reed's Blog

As anyone who has implemented a business process will tell you, whenever humans are involved there will be variation. It doesn’t matter how well-documented or well-drawn a process model is, people will put their own interpretation and their own ‘flair’ onto a process.

The Tricky Question of “Purpose”

Adrian Reed's Blog

When creating or ‘improving’ some kind of product, business process or service, a question that will often crop up is that of purpose. Not only can we ask ‘what is the purpose of this company’ we can also ask ‘what is the purpose of this product/service/process’.

How To Write Good User Stories – An Aggregate of User Story Articles

BA Squared

A customer provides the team with feedback on their website ordering process and says “I want a button on my email receipt for my order to “view shipping details”. Consequently, something has been very flawed with requirements and analysis processes for a long time in many organizations.

The Business Analyst's Guide To Running Virtual Workshops

Business Analyst Learnings

Interested in sharing screen mockups, process models or user story maps? The new normal of online working is bound to introduce new habits and learning opportunities for business analysts looking to navigate the tides of the post-pandemic workplace.

BPMN Diagrams For Dummies

Business Analyst Learnings

Business process modeling notation, or BPMN, is the way BPM professionals communicate the design of a specific process, be it simple or exceedingly complex. Events A circle, commonly at the beginning and end of a process, but also possible elsewhere. What Is BPMN?

Business Analyst Interview Audio Book

The BAWorld

Do you understand Use cases, Activity diagrams, Process modelling etc. We have launched our Business Analyst Interview Audio Book after releasing the paperback edition on Amazon. The Audio book is created for the professionals prefer to listen.

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Steps to Grow from a BPA to a BA Role

Adaptive US

As per a survey by, Business process analysts earn a dismal $5000 less than their counterparts, Business Analysts. As per, ' Business analysts help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services, and software through data analysis.'

Business Process Improvement: A Primer

Watermark Learning

There are probably more reasons we can come up with as reasons to not improve our processes that I can possibly list. However, there is no other skill that can yield immediate results and payback than learning how to improve business processes. Why spend time improving our processes?

5 Recommended Tools for Running Virtual Workshops

Business Bullet

Scenario 4 – Drawing out business process models or any standard visual model. This enables you to draw out BPMN process flows, Wireframes, UML, Mind maps, Flow charts etc.

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An Introduction to Business Process Management

Watermark Learning

In essence, they are all processes. As with all processes, they can be analyzed, measured, and improved to be the best as they can be at a given point in time. Most all processes can be improved! What is Business Process Management (BPM)? Business Process Management

Agile Teams Need More Than User Stories To Build Great Products

BA Squared

A customer provides the team with feedback on their website ordering process and says “I want a button on my email receipt for my order to “view shipping details”. In response, they ideate, analyze the current user workflows and determine a solution to solve the problem; they also find the 18 requests related to this process in the backlog. Consequently, something has been very flawed with requirements and analysis processes for a long time in many organizations.

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10 Quick Tips For Procedure Documentation

Business Analyst Learnings

Most software development and process improvement projects involve introducing new ways of working as part of implementation. So, what exactly is a procedure and how is this different from a process? A process indicates what needs to be done and why.

How to Set Realistic Timelines and Track the Value of New Processes

The Uncommon League

As a business analyst, you're adept at helping companies refine existing business processes or improve those they already follow. Enter the world of work process timelines. Put all of those symbols together, and you have a birds-eye view of the process you're revising.

How do you improve business processes as part of a digital transformation?


When you work in an internal product setting, you’ll often get the opportunity to revisit existing business processes and look for ways to make them more effective. This usually involves finding ways to improve the interactions your customers have with those processes and automating some or all of the process. The key is to approach the work in a way that allows you to improve the business process in a way that allows you to deliver more value to your customers.

Discovery Sessions: Start a project off right


The purpose of this session is to discuss the nature of the activities that your project and product supports through the lens of the Purpose Based Alignment model. The Purpose Based Alignment Model is a method for aligning business decisions and process and feature designs around purpose.

Mendix Vs. Appian – Is there a Clear Winner?


With its robust visual models, Mendix allows a wide range of professional developers and non-developers to create innovative apps without complex code knowledge. It offers you the required flexibility and control throughout the process of app development. Real-Time Process Monitoring.

3 Reasons You Need to Learn Disciplined Agile Today!


To take a brief trip down memory lane, DAD was developed from the foundation of RUP (Rational Unified Process), which was a highly-customizable process model that was often mis-applied into a rigid, waterfall-like process.

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What does the Best Agile Leader Training Include?

Vitality Chicago

Advocate for Improved Staffing Models. The Shu Ha Ri Development Model. Kotter Model for Organizational Change. Satir Change Process Model. The Schneider Culture Model. Lately I’ve being asked to teach more and more agile leader training classes.

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Which Machine Learning Certification is Best for You?


The construction of a machine algorithm is a model based on sample data also known as training data or data sets to make predictions or decisions without explicit planning. Running experiment and training models. Optimizing and managing models. Deploying and consuming models .

Blog: 7 Tips to Prevent Zoom Bombing and Improve Videoconferencing Security on your Remote Meetings

IAG Consulting

With the rapid adoption of video conferencing it is not surprising that bad actors are getting in on the action in ways to maliciously break into web conference meetings.

AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty Certification – Complete Guide


In this article we are going to guide you to the complete process of AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty Certification from where you can opt for the courses from, what are the topics that are going to be covered in this certification and how can you prepare for this certification.

The complete guide to managing your business processes in 2021


Though the profitability of a business lies not in selling the product but in the processes used. The right processes can help you produce products or services much faster and cheaper and attract new customers in a cost-effective way. What is a business process? Model.

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Why I Stopped Going to Agile Events

Agile Coach

In the 70’s – 90’s big process was all the rage. As we realized no, or little process, wasn’t helping move people who didn’t get it along, we started adding more complexity to our processes. I know hundreds of people like this, many of which who couldn’t spell Aglie let alone build a model around it. Someone WILL create process models for each of the 4 dimensions.

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Velocity Anti-Patterns

Leading Agile

What sort of process are you using? Or did you craft your own process? I’ve observed that velocity is only meaningful when the team uses a time-boxed iterative process model. A time-boxed iterative process model has two defining characteristics: the iterations are all the same length. Velocity can be used to quantify the effects of process improvement efforts provided it is used as intended. Process Cycle Efficiency.

Three years at university and all I got was this piece of paper: Tips to land your first Business Analyst job when you don’t have practical experience

BA Times

For example, often in a role you will have an opportunity to be a subject matter expert in a particular system, who uses the system, and maybe also an understanding of the business processes surrounding the system. Sometimes projects also do not have the time luxury of going through a hiring process and would prefer to onboard someone who already has subject matter expertise in a process or system and are happy to train up that team member to produce the required deliverables.

Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

In The Dangers of a Definition of Ready , Agile thought leader Mike Cohn expresses a concern that is shared by many in the community: That by establishing strict rules about what information must be provided before a development team can take on a backlog item, we risk backsliding into a linear process model.

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How to handle all your processes with BPM software


That, and the processes they follow to deliver whatever product or service they create. Clear, efficient business processes are critical to growing an organization and accomplishing more with the people and resources at hand. That’s where business process management software comes in.

What Business Analysts Can Learn From Technical Writers

Business Analyst Learnings

I try to be creative by including screenshots and business process models so that readers can completely understand what the automated processes are about, and how the supporting business applications work. Be clear from the beginning of the writing process whom your target audience is, though in some cases, you may need to write for multiple user groups.