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This is an experiential, hands-on course designed to provide key fundamental concepts of Business Process Modeling. This Business Process Modeling course provides an initial foundation of knowledge, which prepares the student for advanced Business Process Modeling topics.

This course includes discussions on the value of modeling systems, the process of building models, Business Process Modeling Business Process Modeling Notation, Context Diagramming, Functional Decomposition with data flow modeling, and model verification and validation. This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises.

This course is endorsed by the IIBA® and offers 19.5 CDU credits.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Recognize Basic Business Process Modeling Notation
  • Utilize Context, Functional Decomposition, and Data Flow diagramming techniques
  • Construct models with the appropriate components and rigor
  • Employ models to analyze changes in business processes and data requirements for application development
  • Create well-constructed models

TopicsThe best for you

Introduction to Business Process Modeling

  • Explain What Is Business Modeling
  • Know the Key Differences Between BPMN and UML Standards
  • Discuss the Advantages of Business Modeling

Overview of Business Process Modeling Methods

  • Business process modeling Methods
  • Discovery, Analysis, Design, Validation, and Implementation
  • Modeling types
  • Definition of a business area

Business Process Modeling Notation

  • Importance of the BPMN standards
  • Business Process Modeling Standards
  • Flow Objects
  • Connecting Objects
  • Swimlanes
  • Artifacts

Context Diagramming

  • Describe the purpose of a Context Level Data Flow Diagram
  • List the symbols used in a Context Level Data Flow Diagram and describe their meaning
  • Complete a Context Level Data Flow Diagram based on a description of a business area

Functional Decomposition

  • Learn the essentials of functional decomposition
  • Create functional decomposition business process diagrams
  • Learn how to do Level 0 through level 2 diagrams
  • Alternative Process Flows
  • Learn the steps in building BPMs
  • Create activities
  • Discuss agile modeling techniques
  • Learn the basics of data flow decomposition
  • Validate business process models

Approaches to Functional Decomposition

  • Complete a Functional Decomposition Diagram using a number of different approaches or a combination of approaches
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to functional decomposition
  • Document detailed descriptions of business processes
  • Utilize a Functional Decomposition Diagram for a number of different analysis objectives

Verifying Presentation Models

  • Use a number of techniques to check your models for accuracy and completeness
  • Describe the difference between internal verification and external validation
  • List different methods of completing verification and validation
  • List errors to check for in performing internal verification of a model
  • Use different techniques for presenting a model


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  • Articles

PrerequisitesWhat should you know

  • BACS-105 Business Requirements Workshop or equivalent knowledge
  • At least one year of experience in gathering and documenting user requirements

AudienceWho should attend

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Project Managers