Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) – Foundation

Business Analysis

BA705 | Length: 1 day


Re-purposing diagrams originally designed for software development can lead to frustration when attempting to detail the nuances of manual process task flow, due to the in-built technology bias of the diagrams.
Business Process Model and Notation, also known as Business Process Modeling Notation, enables you to create process workflow diagrams that are readily understandable by all business users, including:

  • Business professionals who manage and monitor processes within the business environment.
  • Business Analysts who create requirements documentation.
  • Software Engineers who implement the technology that manages the automated portion of business processes.
  • Software vendors who need to map their product offerings to unique business needs.

In this foundation level course, you will learn the tools and constructs of BPMN syntax that you will need and use 80% of the time.



Content Outline

Unit 1: Contextual Overview

  • Coverage of business process modeling principles and concepts.
  • Scoping the business area and identifying external agency.
  • Business functions versus business processes.
  • The 5 characteristics of all transactional processes, and why this matters.
  • Modeling for requirements versus solution specifications.
  • Success keys: Why as-is process modeling is critical to understanding and attaining to-be advantage.

Unit 2: Foundation Level BPMN Syntax, Constructs, and Concepts

  • Coverage of core BPMN notation with examples and workshops:
    – Gateways: Data based exclusive OR, parallel gateway (AND gate).
    – Activities: Task, loop activity, ad hoc sub process, collapsed sub process, expanded sub process.
    – Flow: Sequence flow.
    – Data: Data objects, associations (undirected, directed, bidirectional).
    – Events: Plain (start event, stop event).
    – Swimlanes: Business area pools, collapsed pools, business role lanes.
    – Documentation: Logical groups, text annotations.

Unit 3: Intermediate Level BPMN Syntax, Constructs, and Concepts

  • Presentation of intermediate level BPMN notation with examples:
    – Gateways: Event based exclusive gateway, complex gateway.
    – Activities: Multiple instance.
    – Flow: Conditional flow, default flow.
    – Events: Compensation, event types (plain intermediate event, message, timer, error, cancel, compensation, signal, multiple, link), catching and throwing.
    – Transactions: Basic transactions, transactions with intermediate cancel events and compensation.

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