Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Activity Diagrams vs BPMN Diagrams

For modeling business processes, there are two standards popular today – UML 2.0 Activity Diagrams and BPMN.

There are semantic differences in notation between the two standards. For e.g. the way OR-splits, AND-splits/joins are shown.

A detailed whitepaper showcasing the differences between the two notations can be found here.
A discussion thread at makes an interesting read.