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Business process models play a central role in describing, analyzing, improving, implementing, and monitoring business processes. They can serve as communication medium for professionals with different background and expertise, ranging from business administration, quality management and organizational development to process improvement, systems architectures and software development. The aim of this course is to provide a common understanding and a common language to improve the communication between these professionals during all phases of business process management projects.
This course introduces concepts of business process modeling using the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) industry standard. Participants will learn the elements of process models and their precise meaning. We cover business processes within organizations and also interacting processes involving several organizations, i.e., we investigate process orchestrations and process choreographies. We will also look at techniques to analyze business processes from a formal perspective.
The course centers around concepts and language to describe and analyze business processes. It does not cover methods on how to model, improve, monitor or implement business processes. Still, a deep understanding of business process models is a useful basis for these activities.
If you like to enroll for this course, there are no formal prerequisites or limitations. The course is free and open for everyone. Just register yourself for an account on openHPI and go for the course!Enroll me for this course
Professor Dr. Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His research interests include business process management, process choreographies, process modeling methodologies, and service oriented computing. During 2009, he held a Visiting Professor position at the University of California Davis.
Dr. Weske has published twelve books and over 100 scientific papers in journals and conferences. He is on the steering committee of the BPM conference series , a member of ACM, IEEE, and GI. From 2006 through 2012, Dr. Weske was the chairperson of EMISA, the German Computer Science Society Special Interest Group on Development Methods for Information Systems and their Application. Dr. Weske has published a textbook on business process management. He is a co-founder of Berlin-based software company Signavio and chair person of the Business Process Management Academic Initiative , which aims at strengthening teaching and research in business process management.