South East Training - Business Process Modelling Toolkit
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Process Activities and Events
- Every diagram should have a start and end point.
- A thin circle at the start of a process is called a start event.
- A thick circle at the end of a process is called an end event.
- Events do not involve work.
- The rounded rectangles are called activities. They represent actions or work performed.
- Activities are named in the form: VERB-NOUN, e.g. Check Credit, Review Plan, Complete Form. If an activity cannot be described in this way, it is not an activity.
- The arrows, referred to as sequence flow, represent the logical flow.
- This diagram below illustrates the normal path if nothing goes wrong.