Business process diagram

This chapter talks about how to create a business process diagram, with description of most of the common notations about their usage and tips when creating or editing them.


Drawing business process diagrams

Shows you how to create a business process diagram as well as to update the format of ID.


Pool and lane

Pool and lane are used to model roles in a process. This part will cover some of the common operations with pool and lane, such as to change their orientation, to define a black box and to move lanes up and down, left and right (depending on the orientation of pool).


Task and sub-process

Task and sub-process are used to model the activity needed to do in a process. This part will cover the use of marker, a description of various types of task, how to define working procedure for task and how to create a sub-process.



An event in a business process refers to something that happens and affects the flow of process. This part will describe the various types of start, intermediate and end event.



Gateway is a kind of flow objects which is used to direct sequence flows within a process, based on certain condition(s). There are several kinds of gateway for different kinds of control behavior. We will go through each of them in detail.


Sequence and message flow

There are two types of connectors for modeling flows in a process - Sequence flow and Message flow. You will see how to correct invalid flow and how to visualize message that pass between pools.


Choreography task and sub-process

A choreography is a type of process which defines the sequence of interaction between participant. You will learn how to set participants to choreography task and sub-process.


Data object

You can use data objects to model data within process flow. You will learn how to define states for data object.


How to Create Use Cases from BPMN Tasks?

This article will show you how to create use cases from BPMN tasks and sub-processes in Visual Paradigm.

6. Adding new property to model elements through grid Table of Contents 1. Drawing business process diagram

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