Business Process Modeling and Analysis (2013)
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.
Self-paced
Language: English
IT Technical Principles

Course information

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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Course contents

  • Week 1:

    Introduction to Business Process Management
  • Week 2:

    Basic Business Process Modeling
  • Week 3:

    Week 3
  • Bonus:

    Bonus
  • Week 4:

    Week 4
  • Week 5:

    Week 5
  • Week 6:

    Process Choreographies
  • Exam:

    Exam

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This course was held from Oct 27, 2013 through Jan 07, 2014.

5712 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.

When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 9492.

16446 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a record of achievement by earning more than 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a confirmation of participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.

Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

This course is offered by

Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske

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.

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