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What Is Business Process Model Notation (BPMN)?

Business-process modeling notation, or “BPMN,” is used to create graphical, flow-chart representations of business processes. It’s an important element of business-process management, also known as “BPM.” With BPMN, business leaders … Continue Reading →


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How to Get to Super(B) owl 50 on Time!

‘Sup bro! How ’bout them sports-ballers, huh? Playing that sports-ball so well they get to compete in Super Bowl 50 — which is both a pleasingly round number and right … Continue Reading →


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Scrum: What It Is and How It Works

Some of you may remember the far away and long ago 1990s. A time when personal computers were a relatively new thing, software engineers had not been issued their standard … Continue Reading →


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How (and Why) to Make a Swimlane Diagram

Swimlanes (aka functional bands, multi-column charts, or Rummler-Brache diagrams) illustrate how processes involving multiple contributors progress through their various chronological stages. That may sound complicated, but in practice swimlanes are … Continue Reading →


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Quick Overview of the Gliffy Toolbar

A toolbar is a toolbar is a toolbar. Right? But how often do you actually take the time to familiarize yourself with all the toolbar functions of your favorite software? … Continue Reading →


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How to Improve Remote Teams’ Communication

We learn to speak before we stop needing diapers, so why is communication such a challenge? And if you think being on the same page when everyone’s in one office … Continue Reading →


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Entity Relationship Diagrams: Symbols & Meaning

The Entity-Relationship Model is used for describing data and the relationship between different entities in a database. It creates a visual map outlining process requirements and detailing connections among entities … Continue Reading →


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Passing It Forward

“We want the clients who ‘shop’ with us to only have the best,” said the young woman showing us the ropes in a sorting room at St. Anthony’s. “What makes … Continue Reading →


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How to Draw a Venn Diagram

Although Venn diagrams are sometimes associated with our younger years, these super simple, circle-based diagrams are useful in many aspects of adult life. Named after John Venn, who conceived the … Continue Reading →


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The Rise of Docker & What It Means for the Future of Computing

Regardless of the type of music you listen to, you’ll have to admit that Docker is a rock star in the enterprise and cloud computing worlds. We at Gliffy use … Continue Reading →