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Appollo

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Business Process vs. Composite Activity
« on: July 30, 2011, 04:46:57 am »
I am new to this ... sorry if I am posting this question to a wrong forum or if the question is too simple :)

BPMN2.0: Business Process toolbox has both Business Process and Activity items.  If more "complex" (or at least non-atomic) activities can be modelled using the Activity icon (as compound activities), and processes are modelled using pools, then why do we need Business Process item (in the toolbox)?  

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KP

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Re: Business Process vs. Composite Activity
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 09:42:21 am »
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why do we need Business Process item (in the toolbox)?
You have probably noticed that EA uses tagged values to provide additional properties for BPMN elements. You may also have noticed that in EA, diagrams don't have tagged values. Well the BPMN specification defines a lot of additional properties for Business Process diagrams, and the only way we could provide those properties was to consider a Business Process as being the diagram plus the element that owns it, with the owning element being the holder of the tagged values.
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