Business Process Diagram Example: Leave Application Process


Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a graphical representation that provides companies with the ability to understand their internal business procedures more easily and clearly. The example describes a simple leave application approval process.

You can create your own BPMN diagram by editing this one. Simply Click Use this Template to start, or click Create Blank to create a new one.

What is Business Process Diagram (BPD)?

Business process diagram is designed to be readily understandable by all business stakeholders. These include the business analysts who create and refine the processes, the technical developers responsible for implementing them, and the business managers who monitor and manage them. A major goal for the development of BPMN was to create a simple and understandable notation for creating Business Process models, while providing the semantics and underlying mechanisms to handle the complexity inherent in Business Processes. Thus, BPMN had become the most widely used notation for creating BPD.

Gap Analysis - As-Is and To-Be Process

The as-is state of a process is the "now" state. It's how the process operates before you make any changes or improvements. The to-be process, on the other hand, is the future state.

Gap refers to the space between "where we are" (the present state) and "where we want to be" (the target state). The "as-is" allows you to get an accurate view of how the process currently works. Once you already know how the process is, you can analyze it and propose certain improvements. BPMN is the most widely used notation for documenting the GAP analysis.

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