Course Description

Short Course | 12 hours | 1.2 CEUs | $1,395

Business Process Modeling (BPM) is the activity of representing a process in its current state, allowing the process to be analyzed and improved in the future. BPM uses a set of technologies and standards for the design, execution, administration, and monitoring of business processes. The business process is the flow of activities, usually represented by boxes each depicting some type of work, toward some business goal. Topics include the need for modeling business processes, modeling methods, business process modeling notation (BPMN), context diagramming, functional decomposition, and verification of models.

Course Outline

  • Why Model Business Processes
  • SDLC
  • Modeling Tools
    • Functional Decomposition
    • Context Diagrams
    • Business Process Modeling Notation
      • BPMN versus Unified Modeling Standards (UML)
    • Data Flow Diagrams (DFD)
    • Physical vs. Logical Models
    • Data Dictionary
    • Mini-Specs
    • Leveling DFDs
  • Business Process Modeling Notation
    • Scope
    • Object Oriented Concepts
    • Swim Lanes
    • Events
    • Sub Processes and Tasks
    • Task Types
    • Gateways
    • Process Flows
    • Data
    • Modeling Checklist
  • Data Flow Diagrams (DFD)
    • Data Stores
    • Access Flows
    • Trivial Rejects
    • Conversational Data Flows
    • Merging Data Flows
  • Physical vs. Logical Models
    • Physical BPMN
    • Logical BPMN
  • Data Dictionary
  • Mini-Specs
  • DFD Leveling
  • Requirements Analysis
    • Planned Response Systems
    • The Analysis Transformation
      • Essential Events
      • Essential Activities
      • Essential Data
    • Entity Relationship Theory
    • Performing the Transformation
      • SIM to SEM
    • Adding New Requirements

Additional Information

This training supports the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) Version 2.0.


Business Analyst Essentials, or equivalent experience


12 Hours | 2 Days or 4 Nights


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