Process modeling using BPMN

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Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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Business Process Model Notation or BPMN enables bridging the communication gap between business and technical people by providing an effective, efficient and flexible way to capture, model, analyze and design business processes, such that it can be very easily understood by everybody. The course trains participants in using BPMN in the correct and effective manner, and familiarizes them with important tools and techniques to make the most of BPMN. The course also discusses descriptive and analytical models.

What You'll Learn

  • Bridge the communication gap between business and IT
  • Enable process collaboration and accountability
  • Create high-level (whole-picture) models that describe an organization’s end-to-end processes
  • Design and optimize processes, by progressively elaborating high-level models (Descriptive level) into hierarchical and more detailed process models (Analytical level)
  • Streamline process and requirements documentation by using the same notation and syntax to capture processes at all stages of the SDLC
  • Enhance knowledge management (creating, sharing, training, reuse, etc.) by eliminating the need to duplicate and/or translate process definitions
  • Increase productivity by enabling process engineers to elaborate Analytical models into Executable models (rather than starting from scratch each time)
  • Enable scope management and prioritization
  • Facilitate adoption/customization of BPM/BPMN/BPMS tools
  • Enable process simulations to validate and optimize business processes (e.g. process & cycle times, costs, resource utilization, etc.)


  • Models and modeling goals
  • Processes/process types
  • Process modeling
  • BPMN in Context: BPM & BPMS
  • Historical background
  • Comparison with alternative modeling methods

  • BPMN Standard: Notation/symbols, Syntax, and Semantics
  • Modeling levels/palettes: Descriptive, Analytical, Execution
  • Work-performing elements: Processes, Activities (Tasks/Sub-Tasks)
  • Work-routing elements: Sequence & Message Flow, Gateways
  • Work-partitioning elements: Pools & Lanes
  • Events
  • Data Objects
  • Artifacts

  • Purpose & target audience
  • Core elements
  • Method and style
  • Examples

  • Purpose & target audience
  • Additional elements
  • Method and style
  • Examples

  • Common pitfalls & how to avoid them
  • Best practices

  • BPMN Syntax Validation
  • BPMN Method & Style Validation
  • Tokens & Workflow Patterns
  • Optimizing Processes: Analysis & Design

  • Process Simulations
  • BPMN Processes and Business Rules/Decisions
  • Event Sub-processes
  • Choreography diagrams
  • Executable models

  • IIBA and Process Modeling
  • OMG Certified Expert in BPM (OCEB)
  • Other certifications
  • Resources
    • Whiteboards, Sticky-Notes, etc.
    • Diagramming tools vs. Modeling tools
    • BPMN vs. BPMS
    • Commercial & Open-source tools

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    Who should attend

    The course is highly recommended for –

    • Business analysts
    • Process analysts
    • Process owners
    • Process engineers
    • Business customers and end users
    • Product owners
    • Project managers
    • Testers


    There are no prerequisites for this course. Completing the Business Analyst Fundamentals course prior to take up this course would be beneficial.

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