Business Process Modelling with BPMN

2 days

Business Process Modeling with BPMN teaches how to formally model business processes using the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN v2.0).

Beginning with a discussion of common challenges and best practices, the course continues with an overview of the business process modeling approach and how it relates to the overall business architecture (including the business service model and business domain model).

Then the course describes the core concepts of business process diagrams and introduces twenty-one common workflow patterns.

Students learn how to model the top- level global collaboration business processes and then use that to derive a set of internal business processes.

Then these private business processes are further decomposed into sub-process and tasks. The course then provides a detailed review of advanced workflow patterns.

Best practices for managing and re-using process assets are discussed, along with integrating the business process model with the overall business architecture.

The course finishes with discussion on business process requirements including business rules.

March 6th: 9am - 5:30pm CST
March 7th: 9am - 5:30pm CST


Enterprise Architect Business Process Modelling

1 day

Enterprise Architect Business Process Modeling provides students with a hands-on opportunity for learning how to capture business process models using the Business Process Modeling Notation 2.0 (BPMN) with Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA).

Starting with an overview of EA, students will learn how to create, delete, and move model elements, draw relationships, review various tool configurations, model structuring and organization guidelines.

Students begin building a fact model using UML class diagrams and then create UML actors and use cases to build a business service model.

Using BPMN, students create external and internal business process diagrams (orchestrations) using message and sequence flows and gateways.

Students then create internal process diagrams using pools and lanes, sub-process and tasks, and events (start, intermediate, and end).

The course finishes with students describing composite and detailed conversations, modeling choreographies, and organizing the process model.

Most class time is used for students to do hands-on lab exercises following a step-by-step workbook.

March 8th: 9am - 5:30pm CST