Level of Perspective - Level 3 - The Process (Part 2)

Updated: Jun 25, 2020

Hey everyone, Paula here!


Are you still with me on this perspective journey? I hope so, because it's been a great time of knowledge share. Clearly you are because you are reading this post. If you recall, in the last post we discussed, what is a process is, and the components of a process. Now I would like to dig into the technique of process mapping.


Let's jump in shall we?


HOW TO CREATE A PROCESS MAP

Before we dive into how to create a process map, I would like to discuss the different methodologies/modeling standards, types and formats that are out there. Depending on the process you want to document, or the organizational culture/expectations in regards to documenting processes, you could use many of these in your career. We will not be going into extensive detail in either of the of the below, but I do want to highlight the differences.


Different modeling methodologies/modeling standards

  1. Unified Modeling Language (UML) – This particular modeling language was created as a standard on how to visual a process. There are many different diagrams that leverage UML, such as activity models.

  2. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) – This particular notation created standards on how to document process models using standard documentati