BPMN Sketch Miner

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Tasks are the basic building blocks of processes. They capture what happens during a process.

To model a task, simply write down its name on one line.

EditPlace Order

Note that the resulting BPMN process model automatically includes the necessary start and end events.

Task Sequences

If you write down multiple tasks, each listed in its own consecutive line, you are describing a sequence where one task happens after the previous one.

EditPlace order
Check payment
Package goods
Ship goods

If different tasks are not logically dependent on one another, simply write them as separate lists.

EditPlace order
Check payment
Package goods
Ship goods

Check Inventory
Update Product Catalog 

Remember to separate each sequence with a blank line.

Task Types


user User Task
service Service Task
rule Business Rule Task
manual Manual Task

receive Message
script Script Task
send Reply Message

To distinguish different task types, write the type identifier at the beginning of each line representing a task.

By default, the type of a task is undefined and no symbol is shown in the diagram.

First Word is the Element Type

How to specify element properties? While writing, you should follow this rule to help BPMN Sketch Miner detect them.

To refine elements, specify their type at the beginning of their line.

You can always specify some generic task quickly first and then refine it later by prefixing it with the corresponding type.

In addition to task types, let's see how this rule is used for placing tasks into pools and for classifying different events.

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