Automated Assessment of BPMN 2.0 Model Quality

Stephan Fischli and Antonio Palumbo, itp commerce. The wide adoption of BPMN has not resulted in uniformly good model quality. BPMN Consultants now face the problem of assessing the quality of dozens of customer process models in a very short time. Process Modeler 6 for Microsoft Visio provides sophisticated built-in process validation based on a variety of quality rule sets for different use cases: conformance to the spec, diagram clarity (BPMN Method and Style), model complexity, simulation, XML interchange, etc. Process Modeler 6 collects “just in time” the information of a process and displays a multidimensional quality score.

Stephan Fischli is founder and CEO of ITpearls ltd. and itp commerce ltd., both with headquarters in Bern, Switzerland. Stephan is member of OMG and played an active part in developing the BPMN standard definition. He is a member of the Switzerland’s e-Government (eCH) standards group and there further promoting the BPMN standard. Together with Bruce Silver he is founder of the BPM training and certification network Stephan holds degrees in computer science and business management.
Antonio Palumbo has been the lead developer of the process modeling suite “Process Modeler for Microsoft Visio” since 2009. During this time, he has been responsible for implementing the BPMN 2.0 standard as well as the “Method & Style” rule set in Process Modeler. He holds a degree in computer science and has worked as a software engineer on various projects in Switzerland and abroad.