Value chains

For high-level perspectives on your process landscape, BPMN does not always offer the right level of abstraction. In such cases, you should typically employ value chain diagrams.

Value chain diagrams can provide an intuitive overview of your organization’s processes. Each element of the value chain diagram depicts a process or process group of a specific organizational unit.

When creating a value chain diagram, it is recommendable to put some thought into its design. As there is neither a formal specification nor a set of syntax rules, you can be creativeThe focus, however, should be on easy readability. Readers should be able to navigate to “their” processes as fast as possible and immediately recognize the position of their department in the bigger picture of the process landscape.

Read more about creating and editing value chains in the following chapter:

A Value Chain diagram, created with Signavio.

A Value Chain diagram, created with Signavio.