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  1. OMG Issue

BPMN11 — Semantical difference between activity models and BPMN

  • Key: BPMN11-10
  • Legacy Issue Number: 9342
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    I do not see what exactly is the semantical difference between activity
    models and BPMN, besides its syntactic constituents. Secondly, BPMN does
    not address the objects or nouns which activitiy diagrams do. Process
    with objects provide complete meaning, process without objects is
    typeless and thus meaningless.

  • Reported: BPMN 1.0b1 — Tue, 31 Jan 2006 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

    The [previous] FTF disagreed with the statement that a process without objects is meaningless.
    The modeling audience that desire/require object-orientation is not the same audience that is the
    target of BPMN. Perhaps Activity Diagrams fit the former audience better, and Activity Diagrams
    are always an option. However, the FTF recognizes that although the audiences may differ greatly,
    the modeling scope of Activity Diagrams and BPMN greatly overlap. At some point, the OMG will
    have to deal with this.
    This is not an issue that can addressed by the BPMN RTF in terms of the BPMN specification version
    Suggested Resolution:
    Close, No Change: This issue is out of scope for the RTF, but should be addressed by the OMG
    community as a whole.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT