Hi all,

i m new and fresh aris architect. and i need your help. i m developing our company Aris BPMN system. and i must create a convention handbook. therefore i need an example convention handbook template. if you have plz share with me.


by Jackie Damrau
Posted on Wed, 01/20/2010 - 16:30


We use ARIS Business Architect and have an ARIS Methods & Conventions Handbook. Here's the table of contents for you to consider:

  1. Overview (outline purpose of handbook, introduction to ARIS concepts, team roles and responsibilites)
  2. ARIS Framework and Governance (documents your database and folder structure, framework and special numbering schema for model/process steps, governance control/approvals, and release cycle management)
  3. Business Process Level Architecture (details the major models you are using like VACD, EPC row, FAD)
  4. ARIS Models and Available Objects (details customized symbols or models used in modeling our processes)
  5. Modeling Standards (covers basic modeling guidelines and standards, working with business process levels, customized filters/templates, use of free-form text/graphics, modeling/object naming preference, creating/reusing objects, printing options, and how to request new models, objects, or attributes)
  6. ARIS Semantic Checks (steps on how to run semantic check using customized profile)
  7. ARIS Reporting (steps on how to run customized reports)
  8. Business Publisher Standards and Usage
  9. Solution Manager Synchronization
  10. Additional Documents (company-specific such as training slides, job aids, and so on)

This should give you a fairly good start.

by Nicola Adas
Posted on Thu, 01/14/2021 - 17:22

In reply to by jdamrau

Hi Dr Damrau,

Is it possible to send me a latest copy of the Conventions Manual please. I am a new ARIS Architect and this document would be very usefull for me. Thank you for your support. 

email :

Nicola Adas 


by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:33

From customer project I know that some kind of quick reference is very handy so that people can look up easily how to model a process or any other model. This should be supported by a filter, which doesn't allow too much freedom to better guide the people. In general, I would say try to make the convention handbook as small as possible and try to provide checks & rules directly in the tool.

by Jackie Damrau
Posted on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 13:38

We do provide one-page quick references for many of the topics that are contained in the Conventions guide. The guide itself documents all the configuration steps we took, plus documents all the customizations we made.

Users don't always want to read through a large manual, which is why the quick references are a more useful tool.

by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 13:42

Ah ok, so the convention guide is not something you would give to your users, do you?

by Jackie Damrau
Posted on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 13:45

In reply to by williamb06

Correct. If someone wants to read it, they can. However, the major "user-related" portions have been extracted into one-page job aids that are made available to all users from our SharePoint document repository.

by Ayhan Engin Author
Posted on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 13:52

Thanks for you reply and support. Is there a sample convention handbook that you can share with me? I am not sure whether this is confidential but that would help me a lot. Thank you in advance


by Beatrice Hirschi
Posted on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 14:34

Hi Maite,

Can you send me your email address in order to forward you the handbook?

Regards, Beatrice

by Johannes Tewes
Posted on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 09:50

In reply to by koiv

Hi, I am very interested in the handbook, I dont now if it is still around, but if you would like to share a copy with I will be very pleased.




Johannes Tewes

by Ayhan Engin Author
Posted on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 08:25

my mail address is . thanks for everythink Dr. i' m wait your sample.


by Wendy Ng
Posted on Wed, 07/28/2010 - 12:13

Hi Dr Jackie,

could I have your sample for reference as well?  Thanks in advance for sharing.  :)

My email address:

by Eliza Simion
Posted on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 10:46

Can you please send me a sample of the Conventions Manual as well?

Thanks in advance, all the best.

by Praveen Sudesh
Posted on Wed, 01/19/2011 - 05:21

Hi Dr. Jackie,

Would you be so kind to share the manual with me as well.


Thanks in advance :)

by Joyce Leftly
Posted on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:01

Hello Dr. Damrau,

   I would also like a copy of your sample Conventions Manual.  My email is

   Thank you in advance !



by Stefan Housen
Posted on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 10:21



Is this convention book still available?

If its possible, I would like to receive a copy too.

Thanks in advance




by Jorge Navas
Posted on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 09:57


I would like a copy of your Conventions Manual. Can you send me it?

My email is



by Reshma Nuggehally
Posted on Tue, 02/08/2011 - 19:23


 Appreciate if you could share a copy of the manual please. My 




by Duoi Dai
Posted on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 01:50

Hi Dr. Damrau,


I hope I am not too late, may I have a copy as well? My email is

Thank you,

Cai Duoi

by Deleted User
Posted on Thu, 02/10/2011 - 10:48

I could not avoid noticing a rising interest in this document Jackie shared :)

Would it be possible for someone who already has the document, to share it here  with the Community? May I suggest uploading to a file host and sharing the download URL, if possible.

The best way IMHO would be an attachement to a post (possible only for newly created articles?)


by Anil Kumar
Posted on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 09:25

Hi There,

Can someone please email me a copy too. I am about to embark on setting the convention handbook up would be a great help.

Please email me on

Appreciate your help.



by Jackie Damrau
Posted on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 21:44

To everyone that requested a sample over the last few months, I've just emailed you with a revised sample.

My apologies to the group for not responding sooner. Work projects have kept me heads-down these past several months.

Anyone else who would like a copy can email me at

by Victor van den Bogaard
Posted on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 09:57

Dear dr.Damrau,


I would appreciated very much if I could also receive a copy.

My e-mail address is



Victor van den Bogaard

Posted on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 09:45

Hi There!! If Possible plz share treh sample with me as well. God bless U!!!!

by Komborero Makoni
Posted on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:27



Please may you email me the sample handbook.  My email address is





by Patrick Perrin
Posted on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:33


I would appreciated very much if I could also receive a copy of this document.

My e-mail address is

Thanks and Regards,

Patrick Perrin


by Ruud Vermolen
Posted on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 08:37

Dear dr.Damrau 

Can you send me a revised sample of the manual?

My e-mail adress is

Thanks and regards

Ruud Vermolen

by Francesco Mennillo
Posted on Sat, 04/16/2011 - 21:33

I would appreciated very much if I could also receive a copy of this document.

My e-mail address is f.mennillo [at]

Thanks and Regards


Francesco Mennillo

by jay olvey
Posted on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 18:10

Dear dr.Damrau 

Can you send me a revised sample of the manual?

My e-mail adress is

by Vassiliki Spentzou
Posted on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 18:27

Good afternoon

I would appreciate it if you could send me a copy to share the knowledge ()


Thank you in advance



by Chan Zhi Weng
Posted on Mon, 05/16/2011 - 04:27

Dr. Jackie Damrau, would appreciate if you could send a copy of the ARIS Methods & Conventions Handbook  ( )   () (sample). My email address is ( )


Thank you.

by Bahram Najedy
Posted on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 07:58


My i have a copy of manual

Thank you

Best regards

Bahram Najedy

by Olu Ogunsakin
Posted on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 10:37

Hi Dr. Jackie,

Please, would you be so kind to share the manual with me as well.

My email address is


Thanks and regards


by Yahya Naal
Posted on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 10:08

Hi Dr. jackie,


would you please share the manual with me.

your support is highly appreciated.

my email address:



by Betsy Buckley
Posted on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 21:29

Dr. Jackie,

To echo the other commentors here, I would appreciate this manual as well!

my Email:



by hamzah ritchi
Posted on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:48

Dear Dr. Damrau,

Would you mind further share the book to me too? Thank you very much.

Ritchi -


by Lidija Strancarić
Posted on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 14:56


I cant find how to obtain a licence for Aris Arhitect. Can you help me with that?

Thank you in advance.



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