Hello, I am Mr. Hayashi from the Marketing Department of Questetra, Inc.

The other day, one of our customers asked us if we had any videos or learning resources for business flow diagrams and BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation).

The notation of business flow diagrams in Questetra BPM Suite provided by our company follows BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation). This BPMN is a notation (a drawing technique) of business processes designed to enable many people to understand business flow intuitively, but many think it is challenging to create diagrams and rules of notation.

For this reason, we have published several learning materials related to business flow diagrams and BPMN.

Yes, there are learning resources!

This blog introduces these learning contents with explanations. The contents range from introductory to somewhat specialized, so we hope you will use them according to your purpose and level.

Familiarize Yourself with Manga

This is a comic book to learn how to improve business operations based on the concept of BPM. This may be the easiest to get to grips with.

In this manga, Takeo-kun struggles to improve the current situation of his company, which is riddled with problems. The manga depicts the specific points of “where” and “how” to improve the workflow.

By reading the manga, you can quickly learn about the concept of BPM (Business Process Management), business modeling (visualization), and optimization of business operations.

★ Takeo-kun’s Story of Workflow Improvement

※ Click here to open the contents in a new window (click on the following figure to jump to the page in question).

Understanding with Textbooks

Next, we introduce four types of text content. Textbooks overlap with videos in some areas, but their strength is that you can read at your own pace and take your time to deepen your understanding.

★ Why doesn’t our section chief draw a work flow diagram?

This is the text version of the “Introduction to Business Flow Diagrams” contents. It starts with the question, “What is a business flow diagram in the first place?” Why is a business flow diagram necessary? Why are they not drawn if they are necessary? and “What” and “How” to learn to draw business flow diagrams.

※ Click here to open the contents in a new window (click on the following figure to jump to the page in question).

★ Introduction to BPMN

This is an introductory guide to BPMN, explaining how to draw business flow diagrams using BPMN in four stages while showing specific diagrams. There are some tasks to draw flow diagrams, so you can deepen your understanding by actually drawing the diagrams as you read the text.

※ Click here to open the contents in a new window (click on the following figure to jump to the page in question).

★ The Golden Rules of Business Process Modeling

A business flow diagram visualizes the flow of business operations, and this content explains the key points for defining a vague business flow as a flow diagram.

It is especially recommended for those who would like to draw a business flow diagram but do not know where to start.

※ Click here to open the contents in a new window (click on the following figure to jump to the page in question).

★ How to Proceed with Process Improvement Activities

This content focuses on improving business processes, with four chapters covering the four business processes of translation, proposal preparation, inquiry response, and results inspection, respectively. It also explains specific methods for identifying problems and issues and improving flow diagrams.

※ Click here to open the contents in a new window (click on the following figure to jump to the page in question).

Practice with Workflow Apps

These are Questetra BPM Suite business templates that you can download and use. There are a variety of apps for different purposes and difficulty levels, from simple work requests and attendance reports to those that automatically generate PDF files and those that work with Google Drive, Salesforce, etc. There are also apps that can be used casually, such as conference room applications, so please try out the results of your study by actually operating and arranging workflows.

★ Workflow Apps (Business Templates)

https://questetra.zendesk.com/hc/ja/articles/360012492211

Finally

It is said that business flow diagrams are not something you learn. The best way to understand BPMN and business flow diagrams is to actually try creating flow diagrams. In that case, please use Questetra BPM Suite, which enables you to create flow diagrams easily on your PC. A free trial is also available.

▼ You can also apply for a free trial here ▼

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