Simplifying things is Complicated
I probably spent a good few hours simplifying this process, but in doing so found lots of questions which I’d like to ask the authors. So that’s me doing my job of using the model to Analyze stuff .
At the end of it, I think I not only understand what they are trying to say, but I could also give someone a document which would help them to understand it too. It would have the top-level diagram, then the sub-process diagrams, and some additional diagrams with supporting details.
The process is then not just a big, clever-looking diagram which nobody understands. It’s been added to our collective knowledge. I don’t need the authors in order to understand it, nor a PhD in BPMN notation. Anyone who knows a little BPMN could understand it and even improve the process.
PS. If you’d like a copy of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ models (as an XMI file out of Sparx Enterprise Architect) then email me at ian at eadocx.com