Business Process Modelling with BPMN

Process modelling provides a way for graphically describing and analysing the business processes in an organisation and represents the foundation for essential BPM features, such as process understanding, process improvement, process automation or software development processes.

Business Process Modelling with BPMN, part of our training series on BPM, covers the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) in its version 2.0 – the official industry standard for process modelling, widely endorsed by vendors worldwide. BPMN provides a large variety of options for process modelling including the ability to document complex choreographies and conversations between stakeholders and organisations. This course introduces, in a step-by-step manner, all relevant concepts of BPMN 2.0. It also provides an introduction to important modelling conventions and suggests recommendations for effective modelling practice. Frequent practical modelling exercises are also part of the course to continuously apply the learned content.

This course complements the content of the course Business Process Identification, Analysis and Improvement (3 days) and is also offered in combination with the latter as part of the Operational Business Process Management course (6 days).

Topics covered include:

Day 1

  • Introduction to BPM and process modelling
  • Positioning of BPMN
  • Basic control-flow modelling (tasks, events, gateways)
  • Modelling artifacts (data objects, data stores, text annotations and groupings)
  • Modelling resources (pools, lanes, message flows)

Day 2

  • Syntactic sugar and complex gateway
  • Activity markers (sub-process, multi-instance, loop, ad-hoc) and repetition
  • Basic event handling (timer, message, event-based gateway)
  • Exception handling (interruptions, terminate, error, compensate, cancel, transactions)

Day 3

  • Modelling conventions and guidelines
  • Comprehensive modelling exercise
  • Introduction to choreographies and conversations

Duration: 3 days

Course Agenda