IBM WebSphere Business Modeler

Course:  WSBM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This 5 day course teaches students effective Business Process Management techniques using IBM's WebSphere Business Modeler. Heavy emphasis is placed on business process decomposition, modeling, continuous improvement, and assignment of metrics. Additionally, the course covers the use of simulation and distribution techniques, as well as other advanced features of the WebSphere Business Modeler.

This class teaches students to effectively use the WebSphere Business Modeler is by using contextual examples and hands-on exercises. This class is typically tailored to reflect the needs and expectations of the audience. For example, in-house processes are typically discovered in the early stages of the class and used throughout in various examples.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to business process management
  • Introduction to WebSphere Business Modeler
  • Lab: Courseware process
  • Measurements and metrics
  • Lab: Adding metrics to the courseware process
  • Identifying existing services
  • Lab: Improving the courseware process
  • Identifying relevant internal (context-specific processes)
  • Group exercise: Process decomposition – part 1

Day 2

  • Group exercise: Process decomposition – part 2
  • Group exercise: Identifying relevant internal process examples
  • Group exercise: Decomposing relevant internal processes examples

Day 3

  • Definitions, structures, roles, and assets
  • Lab: Identifying definitions, structures, roles and assets
  • Elements and attributes
  • Lab: Identifying elements and attributes
  • Human tasks, forms, and business rules
  • Lab: Identifying human tasks, forms, and business rules
  • Group exercise: Modeling internal example(s) – Part 1

Day 4

  • Group exercise: Modeling internal example(s) – Part 2
  • Lab: Applying metrics
  • Validation of model and initial analysis
  • Group exercise: Validation and analysis
  • Queries
  • Lab: Creating relevant queries
  • Reports
  • Lab: Creating relevant reports

Day 5

  • WebSphere Business Modeler Publishing Server
  • Importing from other applications
  • Lab: Importing
  • Process simulation
  • Group exercise: Process simulation
  • Advanced analysis
  • Group exercise: Advanced analysis
  • Measurements and continuous improvement
  • Interfacing with SOA Governance
What You Can Expect
  • Identify real-world examples for use in the class
  • Identify and model business processes
  • Decompose business processes and identify potential IT services
  • Continually improve business processes
  • Assign metrics and measure current and improved business processes
  • Learn effective business process management techniques
  • Create process models using IBM's WebSphere Business Modeler
  • Create and run simulations and conduct analyses of business processes
  • Understand and use advanced features of IBM's WebSphere Business Modeler
  • Enable students to effective apply business process management and WebSphere Business Process Modeler effectively in their environment
Who Should Take This Course

This course is intended for organizations implementing service-oriented architecture and/or business process management. The course is typically focused on business analyst and IT governance roles.

Recommended Prerequisites

General knowledge of service-oriented architecture and business process management. An introduction to service-oriented architecture course is useful.

Training Style

Participative lecture, case study based group activities, hands-on lab exercises using IBM's WebSphere Business Modeler.

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Related Courses
Code Course Title Duration Level
Introduction to Business Process Analysis
5 Days
WebSphere Business Modeler: Process Design, Simulation and Optimization
5 Days

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