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.
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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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. The research group aims at addressing real-world problems in business process management with formal approaches and engineering useful prototypes. His research focuses on the engineering of process oriented information systems, process mining, and event processing. The BPT research group has a track record in engineered prototypes with a significant impact on research and practice, including projects like Oryx and jBPT. 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 Computing journal, and he is a founding member of the steering committee of the BPM conference series and, since September 2017, chair of the steering committee.