BPMN 2.0 Collaboration Toolbox Page

To create BPMN elements and relationships on Collaboration diagrams in either BPMN 2.0 or BPEL formats, you can use the BPMN 2.0 Collaboration pages of the Diagram Toolbox.

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Element and Connector Descriptions

Page

Item

Use to

BPMN 2.0  Collaboration

Pool

Extend a Partition element to logically organize an Activity.

 

Lane

Extend a Partition element to subdivide a Pool.

 

Conversation

Extend a Class element to group a set of Message Flows based on a certain concept.

 

Start Event

Define the initiating event in a process.

Elements of this type cannot be edge-mounted on other elements.

 

Intermediate Event

Define an intermediate event in a process.

Elements of this type can only be edge-mounted on Activity elements.

 

End Event

Define the terminating event in a process.

Elements of this type cannot be edge-mounted on other elements.

 

Gateway

Define a decision point in a business process.

If a condition is true then processing continues one way; if false, then another.

 

Activity

Represents work that is performed within a Business Process. An Activity can be modeled as a:

Sub-Process - a compound Activity that is defined as a flow of other BPMN 2.0 elements or
Task - an atomic Activity that cannot be broken down into a smaller unit

 

As a sub-process, the Activity can be made a composite element that links to a child diagram containing the flow of other BPMN elements.

 

Choreography

Extend an Activity element to represent a process unit of information exchange between participants.

Enterprise Architect currently supports two to four participant bands within one Choreography Activity/Task.

 

Data Object

Provide or store the information for an Activity.

 

Data Store

Represent a mechanism for an Activity to retrieve or update stored information.

 

Group

Extend a Boundary element to group other elements.

 

Text Annotation

Create a comment.

 

BPMN 2.0  Collaboration Connectors

Message Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of communications in the process.

 

Conversation Link

Connect a Conversation Node to or from a Participant.

 

Sequence Flow

Extend a Control Flow relationship to define the flow of activity.

 

Association

Link the information and artifacts with BPMN graphic elements.

 

 

Example BPMN 2.0 Collaboration Diagram

BPMNCollaborationExample

Notes

The appearance and specification of some elements and connectors are defined by Tagged Values
 

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