BPMN or Business Process Model and Notation is the de-facto standard for modelling business processes. Owned by OMG, BPMN has had an eventful history, in a way reflecting the complexity it tries to tackle.
Process models pre-date the kind of models UML attempted to standardise. Those are more intimately associated with software development. Process modelling can be traced back to Frederick Winslow Taylor who was a pioneer in scientifically analysing production processes. This was in the 19th century, in a period people were trusting science and technology to solve all problems.
The course has three goals:
- Giving an overview of the BPMN 2.0 standard, its parts. Using many examples and exercises you learn to use the standard.
- Providing deeper understanding in the way of thinking, how to approach a problem, leading to successful and above all usable models — especially important when using BPMN for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Tibco, Biztalk, SAP all use process models as the centre of their architecture.
- Getting acquainted with the most important applications of BPMN: software development, business development, market scenarios.
This is an introductory course. However experienced process modellers will see a lot of interesting and challenging topics! You will learn BPMN in three levels of increasing complexity: basic, simple and advanced.
- History and context of BPMN.
- What is it BPMN wants to solve?
- Process models: what are they?
- BPMN parts: Events, Activities, Gateways and Flows.
- Collaborations and messaging.
- Hierarchical process models for modelling complex processes in an accessible way.
- Orchestration and Choreography related to Service Architectures.
- Relation of BPMN to UML and ArchiMate (Enterprise Architecture) and the future of BPMN
- Process models and simulations.
- … and a lot of examples and exercises!
Presentations combined with practical exercised to make sure the subject matter does not remain theoretical. We will be working in small groups, working in parallel on the same assignment. Their work will be discussed plenary. We do not work with computers but with flip-overs, whiteboards, post-its and markers. We will be working with our hands.
Participants will receive a binder with course material.
During and for several months after a training the participants have access to the online learning environment of Reflektis, with questionnaires, forums, interesting articles and links. Course material and models are in English. The training course is given in Dutch, but on request it can be done in English or German.
We can tailor the training to your wishes.
There are no specific requirements.
All participants receive a certificate after the training.
Duration & location
This is a two-day training. It could be afternoon-evening as well, or distributed over more days. The training location is in the centre of The Netherlands, or when desired, a location provided by the client. We are able to deliver the training worldwide.
The training is given by Rob Vens, an experienced trainer who trained thousands in system analysis and design, Service Oriented Architecture, Integration Architecture, TOGAF, DYA, ArchiMate. He has extensively worked in process modelling since 1993 when he developed the first version of LogSim. His extensive experience helps him to recognise hype for what it is, and distill the essence from it that you can actually use for your benefit.
€ 2950,— for 2 days. Costs include course material, coffee, tea and a simple meal. The maximum group size is 12. For in-company training we tailor the day to your organisation.
The training can be hosted by you, or we can take care of the location. Please contact us about what we can do for you. Note that delivery of this course is world-wide.
€ 750,— per person. There is a discount of 15% for three (or more) participants from one company. Costs include course material, coffee, tea, and a simple meal. The location is in the centre of The Netherlands.
Please register using the registration form below. Please check the Instalments page for dates of scheduled training courses.