Let´s take a look at the concept of process maturity, which shows until what extent a process is manageable and predictable.
There are five levels of business process maturity:
Every new level makes a company more able to meet competition, timely react to market requirements and wisely use its resources. Fully describing and specifying the processes can take the company to Level 3 at the most. It is possible to go from Level 3 and higher only if the workflow (business processes, document management and so on) is automated.
According to the Deming cycle (Plan-Do-Check-Act), the simplest model for process improvement consists of four steps:
Deming cycle in business process management
Let us sum it all up.
BPMN allows you to model an executable process. The main concept of an executable process is as follows: first, you draw the diagram, and then the process is executed according to the diagram. Processes described with BPMN and automated in BPM systems are manageable from the moment they are modeled to the moment they are executed, allowing for constant improvement.