Business Process Modeling with BPMN

Course:  BMPMN
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

Business Process Modeling is a technique which facilitates the analysis, design and documentation of business processes. The technique is not limited to the IT industry and may be used in any business area of any industry. This course covers version 2 of BPMN which stands for Business Process Model and Notation. BPMN is the new standard for modeling business processes and Web services and has the objective of providing businesses with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation and the ability to communicate these procedures in a standard manner.

This course gives delegates the ability to apply sound business processing techniques to help improve the effectiveness of those processes and of the business as a whole.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to Process Modeling

  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
  • The Business Process Management Initiative
  • The Scope of BPM
  • Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)

Business Process Diagrams

  • The Core Objects
  • Flow Objects
  • Connecting Objects
  • Swimlanes
  • Artifacts
  • Private and Public Business Processes
  • Collaborations

Good Practice

  • Tasks and Events
  • Start and End Events
  • Sequence Flow Mechanism
  • Parallel Activities
  • Events and Message Flows
  • Events and Sequence Flows
  • Pools and Lanes
  • Gateways


  • Types of Start, Intermediate and End Event
  • Catching and Throwing Events
  • Interrupting and Non-interrupting Events
  • Event Sub-processes
  • Correct and Incorrect Usage of Events


  • Exclusive Gateways Based on Data and Events
  • Inclusive Gateways
  • Complex Gateways
  • Parallel Gateways
  • Synchronization
  • Parallel Gateways Based on Events


  • Sequence and Message Flows
  • Conditional and Default Sequence Flows
  • Data Objects and Collections
  • Data Inputs and Outputs
  • Data Stores
  • Data Associations
  • Exception Flows
  • Flows to and from Sub-processes
  • Controlling Flow Across Processes
  • Controlling Flow Across Pools


  • Types of Task
  • Task Markers ? Loop, Multi-Instance, Compensation
  • Sub-process Markers - Loop, Multi-Instance, Compensation, Ad-Hoc
  • Call Activities and Re-usable Sub-processes
  • Global Tasks
  • Transactions

Choreography Diagrams

  • Choreography Activities
  • Messages
  • Collaboration and Choreography
  • Choreography Tasks
  • Sub-Choreographies
  • Sequence Flows, Events and Gateways

Conversation Diagrams

  • Messages and Participants
  • Sub-Conversations
  • Call and Global Conversations
  • Conversation Links
What You Can Expect

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Model business processes using BPMN.
  • Document current and required business processes.
  • Use models to analyse and design efficient and effective business processes.
Who Should Take This Course

Senior and line managers, consultants, business analysts and project leaders who are involved in improving the effectiveness of business processes or who wish to ensure that IT applications are built on a firm foundation of effective business processes.

Recommended Prerequisites

There are no formal pre-requisites, but a basic understanding of business analysis would be helpful.

Training Style

Instructor led with 60% lecture and 40% lab.

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Related Courses
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Business Process Modeling, Analysis and Design
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Intermediate Business Analysis
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Advanced Business Analysis
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