Business process models play a central role in analyzing, simulating, and executing 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 systems architectures, and software development. This online course introduces concepts of business process modeling and decision modeling using the industry standards Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN, and Decision Model and Notation, DMN. The course also covers concepts to describe and analyze business processes and decisions, and to simulate and execute them using modern BPM tools.
Self-paced
Language: English

Course information

Business process models play a central role in analyzing, simulating, and executing 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 systems architectures, and software development.

This online course introduces concepts of business process modeling and decision modeling using the industry standards Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN, and Decision Model and Notation, DMN. Participants will learn the elements of process models and decision models and their precise meaning. To strengthen the practical value of this course, two BPM tool vendors will join this online course. Signavio will provide practical aspects related to decision modeling and simulation of business processes. Camunda will cover process execution by providing concepts and methods to develop executable business processes. During the MOOC, these vendors provide free-of-charge access to their software.

The course covers concepts to describe and analyze business processes and decisions, and to simulate and enact them using modern BPM tools. It does not cover methods on how to model, improve, or monitor business processes. Still, a deep understanding of business processes and decisions is a useful basis for these activities as well.

Outline

  • Week 1: Introduction to Business Process Management
  • Week 2: Basic Business Process Modeling
  • Week 3: Analyzing the Behavior of Process Models
  • Week 4: Business Decision Modeling
  • Week 5: Signavio Process Analysis and Simulation
  • Week 6: Camunda Process Execution

The course is conducted by Prof. Dr. Weske; the teaching team is complemented by HPI staff members Dr. Luise Pufahl and Kimon Batoulis. Johannes Stöhr from Signavio will be responsible for Week 5; Niall Deehan and Nele Uhlemann from Camunda will be responsible for Week 6.

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This course was held from May 15, 2019 through Jun 26, 2019.

2693 learners were enrolled on day 1 of the course.

When the final exam ended, this number had increased to 3917.

4788 learners enrolled.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a qualified certificate by booking it and gaining a record of achievement. Find out more in the qualified certificate guidelines.
  • 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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