Design Business Processes with SAP Signavio Solutions

Define Modeling Conventions for Consultants

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Learn more about Modeling Conventions

The Modeling Convention

Modeling conventions is a feature that enables users to check if diagrams adhere to BPMN language, naming, process structure, architecture, and diagram layout. This step can be done in the menu bar or with the Save button. You can also run these reports for your records.

To learn more about Modeling Conventions, watch the following video: Understanding Modeling Conventions. Note that this video contains audio.

Five Categories of Modeling Guidelines

Often in organizations, there are many people involved in designing BPMN processes. It's important to ensure quality and its consistency. Modeling conventions can help ensure the quality, consistency, and compliance of these processes. 

These conventions are divided into the following five groups.

Custom Modeling Conventions

Now that we know a bit about modeling conventions, let's look a little deeper into creating custom modeling conventions to fit your specific needs. With an Enterprise License, custom rules can be created and defined to complement existing modeling conventions. 

Best practice is to set an important attribute defining that all Process Managers are required to review the process before it gets published.  Click here to learn more about additional best practices information.

To learn more how to set up a new Modeling Convention Rule, watch the following video: Customizing Modeling Conventions. Note that this video contains audio.

Knowledge Check

Click the numbers, starting with number 1, to review the Key Takeaways from this lesson. 

Key Takeaways

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