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BPMN11 — Section: 10.1.3

  • Key: BPMN11-70
  • Legacy Issue Number: 10375
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Vanderlande Industries ( Shobha Radhakrishnan)
  • Summary:

    After reading the following on BPMN - BPMN OMG Final Adopted Specification of March 6 2006, - Introduction to BPMN by Stephen A.WHite, IBM Corporation. In the latter paper are the following statements: "Pools are used to represent Participants in the process" "Message flow is defined as the mechansism to show the communication between two participants" "Lanes are often used to separate the activities associated with a company function or role" With the above three statements, I am having difficulty understanding the rationale for the below statement about BPMN "Sequence Flow may cross the boundaries of Lanes within a Pool, but Message Flow may not be used between FLow objects in Lanes of the same Pool". To model the process of how a Customer project is executed by a company, I want to model Organisation Units (e.g. Sales, Development) as Pools and roles inside those Units as Lanes (e.g. Project Manager, Team Leader, Architect, Developer etc), Message Flows can be used to represent the interactions between Sales and Development Units. But I am not allowed to use Message Flows to represent the interactions between an Architect and the Developer. WHy? Am I using the pools and lanes in a manner that is against the philosophy of BPMN? I tried to get an answer from BPMN OMG Final Adopted Specification of March 6 2006, but the rationale was not very clear. Please could I have a clarification for the rationale between not allowing message flows between lanes in the same pool.

  • Reported: BPMN 1.0b1 — Wed, 27 Sep 2006 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 1.1
  • Disposition Summary:

    Suggested Resolution:
    Close, No Change: This issue is out of scope for the RTF and will be addressed by the response to
    the BPMN 2.0 RFP.
    Revised Text: None
    Disposition: Closed, deferred

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