Process Modeling Using BPMN

2 Days

Description

Most business and technical stakeholders (from sponsors, customers, and end users to business analysts, project managers, designers/architects, testers, support, and so on) are vividly aware that, in order to come up with good solutions, we need to be able to describe, understand, and communicate our organizations' business processes, end-to-end and top-to-bottom. Yet, despite decades of flowcharting-talk and uncounted number of Visio diagrams, we are still struggling with this challenge. Without doubt, this is a major contributor to projects that fail to deliver (e.g. cancelled, over schedule and/or budget, products of poor quality or that include either only a fraction of the required functionality or functionality that nobody ever uses).

In the last couple of years, more and more organizations have adopted a new standard: Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). By now, a de-facto standard for business process modeling, BPMN enables bridging the communication gap between business and technical people by providing an effective, efficient, and flexible way to capture, model, analyze, and design business processes, in a way that is easily understood by all interested parties.

  • Bridge the communication gap between business and IT
  • Enable process collaboration and accountability
  • Create high-level (whole-picture) models that describe an organization's end-to-end processes
  • Design and optimize processes, by progressively elaborating high-level models (Descriptive level) into hierarchical and more detailed process models (Analytical level)
  • Streamline process and requirements documentation by using the same notation and syntax to capture processes at all stages of the SDLC
  • Enhance knowledge management (creating, sharing, training, reuse, etc.) by eliminating the need to duplicate and/or translate process definitions
  • Increase productivity by enabling process engineers to elaborate Analytical models into Executable models (rather than starting from scratch each time)
  • Enable scope management and prioritizationg
  • Facilitate adoption/customization of BPM/BPMN/BPMS tools
  • Enable process simulations to validate and optimize business processes (e.g. process & cycle times, costs, resource utilization, etc.)

Who Should Attend

Primary audience:

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Process Owners
  • Process Engineers

Secondary audience:

  • Business customers/end users
  • Product Owners, Project Managers, End users
  • Testers
  • Anybody interested to understand, capture, analyze, design, and/or optimize processes

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 17, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 15, 2017

$1,495.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$1,495.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
January 17, 2018

$1,495.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
February 21, 2018

$1,495.00
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Private Training Available
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Course Overview

  • 1. Intro & Core Concepts
    • Models and modeling goals
    • Processes/process types
    • Process modeling
    • BPMN in Context: BPM & BPMS
    • Historical background
    • Comparison with alternative modeling methods
  • 2. BPMN Notation & Element Types
    • BPMN Standard: Notation/symbols, Syntax, and Semantics
    • Modeling levels/palettes: Descriptive, Analytical, Execution
    • Work-performing elements: Processes, Activities (Tasks/Sub-Tasks)
    • Work-routing elements: Sequence & Message Flow, Gateways
    • Work-partitioning elements: Pools & Lanes
    • Events
    • Data Objects
    • Artifacts
  • 3. Descriptive Models (Level 1 Palette)
    • Purpose & target audience
    • Core elements
    • Method and style
    • Examples
  • 4. Analytical Models (Level 2 Palette)
    • Purpose & target audience
    • Additional elements
    • Method and style
    • Examples
  • 5. BPMN Practices
    • Common pitfalls & how to avoid them
    • Best practices
  • 6. Process Analysis & Design, using BPMN
    • BPMN Syntax Validation
    • BPMN Method & Style Validation
    • Tokens & Workflow Patterns
    • Optimizing Processes: Analysis & Design
  • 7. Advanced Topics
    • Process Simulations
    • BPMN Processes and Business Rules/Decisions
    • Event Sub-processes
    • Choreography diagrams
    • Executable models
  • 8. BPM/BPMN Career, Resources
    • IIBA and Process Modeling
    • OMG Certified Expert in BPM (OCEB)
    • Other certifications
    • Resources
  • 9. BPMN Tools
    • Whiteboards, Sticky-Notes, etc.
    • Diagramming tools vs. Modeling tools
    • BPMN vs. BPMS
    • Commercial & Open-source tools
  • 10. Case Study & Hands-on Exercises

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 17, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 15, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
January 17, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
February 21, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

This class has no prerequisites.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 17, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 15, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
January 17, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
February 21, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Comments

This class is a 2-Day Public Session and a 3-Day Virtual Session

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 17, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 15, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 13, 2017

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
January 17, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Virtual Classroom Live
February 21, 2018

$1,495.00
2 Days    12:00pm EST - 4:30pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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