Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a standard maintained by the Object Management Group which gives businesses ability to understand their business processes using a graphical notation and to communicate these processes in a uniform manner. Basic BPMN shapes’re similar to traditional flowcharting shapes, which makes modeling in BPMN easy for new users. For advanced users, BPMN standard contains a large number of detailed shapes—more specialized versions of basic shapes—which’re useful when modeling complex interactions or precise behaviors within a process. Microsoft introduced following support for BPMN in Visio 2010: We support all shapes defined in the BPMN 1.2 standard; Our BPMN shapes have associated element attributes, as specified by the standard; Using Diagram Validation, a user can check the visual correctness of a diagram against logical rules specified in the standard.
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