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. Based on a thorough understanding of business process models, the last part of the course covers decision models using the Decision Model and Notation (DMN). Decision models complement process models by representing concrete, operational decisions, both with their structure and their decision logics. The course centers around concepts and language to describe and analyze business processes and decisions. It does not cover methods on how to model, improve, monitor or implement business processes. Still, a deep understanding of business processes and decisions is a useful basis for these activities.
Monday, April 11, 2016 08:00 (UTC) to Saturday, June 04, 2016 23:30 (UTC)
Language: English
IT Technical Principles

Course information


Business process models play a central role in describing, analyzing, improving, implementing, and monitoring business processes. They serve as a communication vehicle for professionals with different background and expertise, ranging from business administration, quality management, and organizational development to process improvement, systems architectures, and software development.

Recently, there is a strong focus on operational decisions in business processes, since they influence the process flow, its performance and quality. Decision models complement process models by representing concrete, operational decisions, both with their structure and their decision logics.

This online course introduces concepts of business process modeling using the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). Participants will learn the elements of process models and their precise meaning. Based on a thorough understanding of business process models, the last part of the course covers decision models using the recent standard Decision Model and Notation (DMN).

The course covers concepts to describe and analyze business processes and decisions. It does not cover methods on how to model, improve, monitor or implement business processes. Still, a deep understanding of business processes and decisions is a useful basis for these activities.

Outline

  • Week 1: Introduction to Business Process Management
  • Week 2: Basic Business Process Modeling
  • Week 3: Analyzing the Behavior of Process Models
  • Week 4: Advanced Business Process Modeling
  • Week 5: Data in Business Process Models
  • Week 6: Business Decision Modeling

The course is conducted by Prof. Dr. Weske and his team. The teaching team is complemented by HPI staff members and Phd students Luise Pufahl and Kimon Batoulis as well as the HPI students Julian Weise and Maarten Oestreich.

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You'll find additional video lecturing material on www.tele-task.de .

The previous version of this course without decision modeling is available here: Business Process Modeling and Analysis (2013), October 27, 2013 to January 07, 2014

How to enroll


If you would like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register for an account on openHPI and go for the course!

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Dates and Statistics


This course was held from Apr 11, 2016 through Jun 04, 2016.

7278 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements


A record of achievement is issued to those who have earned more than 50% of the maximum number of points for the sum of all graded assignments. A confirmation of participation is issued to those who have completed at least 50% of the course material. Find out more in the certificate guidelines.

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Professor Dr. Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His research interests include all aspects of business process management and decision management. Dr. Weske has published twelve books and over 200 scientific papers in journals and conferences. He is on the steering committee of the BPM conference series, a member of ACM, IEEE, and GI. Dr. Weske has published a textbook on business process management. In 2009, he co-founded Berlin-based software company Signavio. He is also chairperson of the Business Process Management Academic Initiative, which aims at strengthening teaching and research in business process management.

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