Enterprise Business Process Modeling

  • October 2nd, 2019: Lessons will start!!! Enjoying.


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Lessons Scheduling (Tentative):

  • 63 h - lecture and exercise sessions
  • Monday: 11:00 am– 13:00 am
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Thursday: 11:00 am – 13:00 am

To book an appointment:

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This course focuses on modelling activity that allows abstracting and reasoning on how an enterprise is organized and how the work is structured within complex organizations. In particular, business process models represent blueprints that can serve different purposes for a variety of stakeholder. For example, business analysts can use these models to better understand how the organization works; employees playing a role in the process can use them to learn the tasks that they are supposed to perform; software analysts/developers can refer to the models to understand the system-as-is before designing the system-to-be.

Given the variety of stakeholders that need to interpret these models, and considering the pivotal function that models play within organizations, models quality becomes fundamental.

  • The students will gain some familiarity with enterprise and business process terminology, with different frameworks, models and languages for the representation of enterprise and business processes.
  • The students will be able to model business processes in static and dynamic environment and to apply the most common techniques for Business Process analysis
  • The students will also be familiar with some process modelling tools

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Modelling.

  • Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Alter, Zachman.
  • Modelling an Enterprise Architecture with ArchiMate.

Introduction to Business Process Management.

  • Process Everywhere.
  • Business Process Model and Instances.
  • Business Process Life-Cycle.
  • Classification of Business Process.

Business Process Modelling.

  • Conceptual models and abstraction mechanisms.
  • Business Process Modelling Notation 2.0 (collaboration and choreography diagram).
  • From basic elements to advance management of multi-instance and data.

Business Process Analysis.

  • Process Model Formalization.
  • Models Quality dimensions syntactic, semantic and pragmatic quality.
  • Understandability Guidelines and Soundness.
  • Compliance Rule Specification and Verification.
  • Verification into practice.

Slides are available in the following:

Modelling Environment - APROMORE @UniCam * http://apromore.unicam.it/

WoPeD (Workflow Petri Net Designer) * http://woped.dhbw-karlsruhe.de/woped/

Reference Textbooks

  • Dumas M, La Rosa M, Mendling J., Reijers H: Fundamentals of Business Process Management, Springer 2018. (From chapter 1 to 5)
  • Reichert, Manfred, and Barbara Weber. Enabling flexibility in process-aware information systems: challenges, methods, technologies. Springer, 2012. (Chapter 10 - Business Process Compliance)
  • Business Process Management. Concepts, Languages, Architectures. Weske, Mathias 2007, XIV, 368 p. 265 illus.. ISBN: 9780321155559. (Chapter 5 - Process Choreographies)

Reference Textbooks

Dates available at https://didattica.unicam.it/Home.do

Exams Rules:

  • Writing Examination on the topics of the syllabus
  • Open or multiple-choice questions + Exercise
  • 2 h