Context Is Key
Contextual association is crucial for a functional understanding of process models. Oftentimes, a deeper understanding of internal processes can only be achieved by recognizing their relationships. In order to break down these complex structures, we came up with the process net that depicts links between process models even if they are contained in different sites or spaces.
While modeling complex processes, the bigger picture can get lost as the perception of underlying structures declines. To deal with this issue, release 3.25.0-ENTERPRISE introduces an overview, that shows information about existing links while modeling. With this feature, all incoming links for your process can be seen at a glance and operational relationships can be recognized easily.
A Closer Look At The New Feature
All links are listed in a table that contains the following information for each link:
- Name of the process
- Location of the process
- Name of the process element, that contains the outgoing link
- Type of the process element, that contains the outgoing link
A quick look at any process that seems relevant can be obtained by clicking on the process name that is given for every incoming link.
Links to the corresponding Confluence pages are provided, as useful information can be found here as well.
High complexity of processes and their relationships is reflected in incoming links per process. More links and bigger tables can quickly be overwhelming. This complexity can become hindering in some cases, especially when consideration is restricted by a professional point of view. In order to tackle these obstacles and reduce complexity when needed, incoming links can be filtered by Confluence spaces. The filter option offers a possibility to scale down complexity by reducing the number of table entries and limiting them to a professional subject.
Now It's Your Turn!
Luka Gerlach (WWU Münster) contributed significantly to this blog article as part of his work as a working student at viadee.
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