Business process models play a central role in describing, analyzing, improving, implementing, and monitoring business processes. They can serve as communication medium for professionals with different background and expertise, ranging from business administration, quality management and organizational development to process improvement, systems architectures and software development. The aim of this course is to provide a common understanding and a common language to improve the communication between these professionals during all phases of business process management projects.
This course introduces concepts of business process modeling using the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) industry standard. Participants will learn the elements of process models and their precise meaning. We cover business processes within organizations and also interacting processes involving several organizations, i.e., we investigate process orchestrations and process choreographies. We will also look at techniques to analyze business processes from a formal perspective.
The course centers around concepts and language to describe and analyze business processes. It does not cover methods on how to model, improve, monitor or implement business processes. Still, a deep understanding of business process models is a useful basis for these activities.
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This course was held from Oct 27, 2013 through Jan 07, 2014.
16358 learners enrolled.
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Professor Dr. Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute at the Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam, Germany. His research focuses on the engineering of process oriented information systems, decision management, and event handling. Dr. Weske is author of the first textbook on business process management and he held the first massive open online course on the topic in 2013. He is on the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal, Springer’s Computing journal, and he is a founding member of the steering committee of the BPM conference series and, since September 2017, chairperson of the steering committee.