This course teaches core process modeling skills, project development methodology, implementation fundamentals, and delivery best practice patterns that improve the speed and quality of process definition and implementation efforts. This course is designed for users who have purchased any of the IBM BPM software packages, including basic, standard, and advanced.
In this course, students use the IBM BPM Process Designer component to create a business process definition (BPD) from business requirements that are identified during process analysis. Students learn how to work within the parameters of the BPM life cycle methodology to maximize the functionality of IBM BPM and project development best practices, such as meeting the target playback goal and validation of model functionality.
This course begins with an overview of BPM and process modeling. Students learn how to make team collaboration more efficient by enabling all team members to use standard process model elements and notation, which makes expressing and interpreting business requirements consistent throughout the BPM life cycle. The course also teaches students how to build an agile and flexible shared process model that can be understood by key business stakeholders, implemented by developers, and adjusted to accommodate process changes.
The course continues with the implementation of the process model, providing an overview of the architecture of IBM BPM and describing the use of process applications and toolkits within the tool. Students create variables, implement gateways, and enable swim lanes to demonstrate process flow on their diagrams. Students also build customized Web 2.0 user interfaces (Coaches) to enable business and process data flow throughout a process model. The course emphasizes the concepts of reuse, ease of maintenance, and using best practices.
The course uses an interactive learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations, class activities to reinforce concepts and check understanding, and labs that enable hands-on experience with BPM tasks and skills. This course is designed to be collaborative, and students can work in teams to perform class activities.