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Modelling Business Processes with BPMN 2.0

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 1 days

    Price: £495+VAT

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    For course dates and more information please call 01844 211665

About the course

BPMN 2.0 is increasingly being used in organisations who struggle to get value from modelling with generic business process syntax and tools. 

As well as introducing the underlying purposes and goals of business process modelling, this workshop focusses on the subset of the latest BPMN standard's syntax that supports practical, proven techniques in a manner that helps business analysts and stakeholders to model specific, unambiguous processes.  

Although the syntax covered allows the business to distinguish which parts of the process will be performed using IT and which will be manual, the level of BPMN used on this workshop stops short of any technical syntax required to drive process automation tools.

Theory is applied with examples and paper exercises throughout, which give participants the opportunity to try using BPMN in a practical and stimulating way

How is the course structured?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the day.


Introduction to Business Process Modelling

  • Developments in Business Process Change
  • How we think about business process design
  • What are the features of a business process?
  • Process levels and performance needs (Rummler & Brache)
  • Redesigning Business Processes
  • Redesign patterns
  • Workflow systems

BPMN 2.0 Models and notation for basic business modelling

  • What is BPMN 2.0?
  • BPMN notation levels and tool support
  • Process and collaboration models
  • BPMN notation
  • Collaboration Pools, participants and processes
  • Activities, tasks, sub-processes and sequence flows
  • Modelling end to end processes to task level
  • Instances and Token simulations
  • Specific Start, end and intermediate event types
  • Gateways
  • Swim lanes and indicating where automation fits

Course summary

  • Using BPMN 2.0 to assist with process management and improvement
  • Mapping BPMN 2.0 to other common modelling techniques such as Business and System Use Cases
  • Benefits of adopting BPMN tools
Anything else?

You’ll also be given a comprehensive course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.

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