Process anti-patterns: How to avoid the common traps of business process modeling, Part 1
Modeling control flow
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Date archived: November 22, 2016 | First published: February 28, 2007
This article describes typical modeling errors extracted from hundreds of actual process models created in different tools, including WebSphere Business Modeler. These anti-patterns cover six common process modeling scenarios. Part 1 of this article focuses on two scenarios around the modeling of control flow. We discuss anti-patterns that occur when you need to describe branching and iterative behavior in a business process model. We introduce an example illustrating typical errors, which we generalize into an anti-pattern. We then present one or several patterns that show a correct solution to the modeling scenario, and summarize our recommendation.
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