BPMN 2.x in Practice (In-Company Workshop)

BPMN 2.x in Practice (In-Company Workshop)

Practical game-based workshop about setting up a BPM framework, and making good and correct use of BPMN (in English)

Location: In-company (YOUR COMPANY)
Presented in English by Christian Gijsels
Price: ASK FOR PRICE QUOTE (excl. 21% VAT)

 Learning Objectives

What do you learn during this workshop ?

Following this workshop, you will:

  • Know better what is involved in process modelling in BPMN
  • Have a better insight in the syntax and usage of the BPMN notation
  • Know how to put BPMN into practice
  • Feel which BPMN Set you should use in your organisation
  • Set up a model with reusable Actors and DataObjects, allowing (dependent on the tool) an automatic impact analysis when these Actors or DataObjects change
  • Build a model that is ready for KPI's and/of simulation (CMMI level 4 - Quantitatively Managed)

During this workshop, we use one or multiple cases as a fil rouge throughout the workshop. All symbols of BPMN 2.x will be used during this BPMN workshop.

This workshop is highly practical and enforces the BPMN theory through group exercises. Although a tool and laptop is not required, you can bring your laptop with the modelling tools that you use. If you would like to start with a modelling tool, we can recommend one of these free modelling tools, which you can download here:

The participants get better insight in the power of BPMN tools by using a BPMN tool, or by watching other groups use it. This also allows us to compare different BPMN tools, extend previous models, do an impact analysis, show reuse, etc.

Why do we organize this workshop ?

This workshop is a practical follow-up to the "BPMN 2.0 Syntax and Positioning" seminar, and is mainly aimed at those who followed that I.T. Works seminar. But also people with some knowledge of BPMN through selfstudy or project work, can follow this course and turn their BPMN knowledge into practice.

In this workshop, we will focus on how to set up a BPM framework (preceding the modelling itself) and how to model efficient, usable and reusable BPMN diagrams using the correct syntax and the best practices in BPMN. Also, the correct use of Actors and DataObjects will be emphasized.

Your lecturer and workshop moderator is Christian Gijsels, who has in-depth experience in setting up BPM frameworks, and is actively involved in many BPMN projects, so that you receive very practical and valuable information.

Who should attend this workshop ?

This workshop is aimed at everyone who wants to use BPMN correctly and efficiently:

  • Process and business modelers / analysts in BPM project groups
  • Enterprise architects
  • Business & system analysts
  • Business Process owners

 Full Programme

Introducing the speaker, participants and workshop
Setting up a BPM Framework: Practical Tips and Exercises
  • Defining a styleguide
    • Defining the BPMN syntax
    • Defining the BPMN SET / predefined SETS BPMN 2.1
    • Defining the modelling style
  • Defining the lexicon
  • Exercises on defining levels
    • Level 1: Primary processes
    • Level 2: Domain processes
    • Level 3: Cluster processes
    • Level 4: Extended processes
  • Exercises on defining actors
    • Using the RASCI method
    • Making an actor map of your organisational structure
      • Human actors
      • Physical actors
  • Setting up a Process Office
    • Defining the process owners
    • Defining the process organisation
    • Setting up the Capability Maturity Model
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
Exercises on the BPMN core syntax
  • Exercises on defining the 3 levels of modelling
  • Exercises on modelling organisations
    • Organisations at multiple locations
    • Processes between multiple organisations
  • Exercises on modelling Service Level Agreements (SLA) between organisations
    • Organisations at multiple locations
  • Exercises on data modelling
    • Data Objecten
  • Exercises on event modelling
    • Start events
    • Intermediate events
    • End events
Exercises on the BPMN 2.x syntax
  • Exercises on business rules modelling
    • Using DMN (Decision Model Notation)
    • Using Rules Engines
  • Exercises on data definition
    • Data Stores
  • Exercises on events modelling
    • Non-interrupting events
  • Exercises on modelling diagrams
    • Process diagrams
    • Conversation diagrams
    • Collaboration diagrams
    • Choreography diagrams
Coffee/Tea and Refreshments
Exercises on BPMN tools
  • Process Improvement
    • How to optimise processes through Business Process Improvement (BPI) and Reengineering (BPR)
  • Process documentation
    • Generating documents for:
      • Word / PDF / Powerpoint
      • HTML / Intranet
      • Wiki
Questions & Answers, Discussion
End of this Workshop


Christian Gijsels (GIJSELSDOTCOM NV)

Christian Gijsels is an independent consultant at GIJSELSDOTCOM NV. He is specialized in the modelling of business processes (BPMN, UML Activity Diagrams), cases (CMMN), decision rules (DMN), information architecture (Data Flow Diagrams, UML, ...) and business/enterprise architecture (ArchiMate). Before, he was a Director at KPMG Technology Advisory Belgium.

He worked for a long time at the Cronos Holding, where he was co-founder and responsible for the Consulting Practice The Business Analysts, a group of 55+ Strategy, Business and Functional analysts and project managers. Before this, Christian was e-Business Manager at KPMG. Christian Gijsels is a member of BPM Institute and is actively in touch with Bruce Silver, the founder of BPMN.

Christian finished his Master in Computer Technology at the LUC, and holds many certifications, e.g. Certified Advanced Consulting Skills (KPMG Verona), Certified PDN (Consulting Problem Solving), Certified Teacher at IBM Belgium, and Internal Auditor Quality System ISO 9001:2000 (SGS Belgium), Certified Scrum Master/CSM at Scrum Alliance, Certified BPMN at BPMInstitute.org New York (Bruce Silver), and KMO Challenge at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. He is also certified Scrum PO, and Certified in ArchiMate and Six Sigma.

You can find more about Christian at LinkedIn and follow his tweets at Twitter.

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