Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Interview from a mentee’s perspective

Have you ever wanted to know what BPMN is all about?
Pete Cohen certainly did and, fortunately, one of the mentors, Mike Eckersley as been experimenting with BPMN ever since it first appeared in 2005.

That’s one of the benefits of having access to a pool of expert BA’s – if you want to know about a particular skill or standard, at least one of them will be able to give you the benefit of their experience.

So, if you want to know more, listen to the interview (it’s just 25 minutes long) …

(if you’re reading this in an email, click through to the original post)

Mike and Pete requested that I include a link to the Sparx Enterprise Architect tool that was discussed in the tool.
Thanks to Mike and Pete for investing time in this.

Is there any subject you desperately want to know more about and would like ask the mentors?
Add a comment below and we’ll get an answer for you or see if we can even arrange an interview!

Late additions…


BPMN Resources

BPMN web site

Bruce Silver’s BPMN Book


Free BPMN tools


ARIS Express

About Alex Papworth

5 Responses to “Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) Interview from a mentee’s perspective”

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  1. Lorraine says:

    cant seem to fine the link for the 25mins interview on BPMN. Could you please point me to the link?

  2. Pet Cohen says:

    Hi Mike,

    Glad you liked the interview.

    Thanks heaps for the link to AccuProcess. The interface looks easier to digest, and it appears to have a feature at more focussed on process modeling, which should make it easier to grasp. I also like that it runs on Mac OSX!


  3. Mike Carrols says:

    Thanks for posting this interview, I think it provides a very useful perspective for business analysts especially those who are not very familiar with the BPMN standard.

    I have used the Sparx EA tool and it works quite well. Over the last year we have found another business process modeling software which our team has found to be much easier and attractive to use. It is called AccuProcess Modeler and is available at:

    They have also posted a detailed comparison of process modeling tools here:

    – Mike Carrols


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