Why do we organize this workshop ?
A lot of organisations are struggling with the automation and follow-up of collaborative, complex, unstructured and information-intensive administrative processes. These are processes that focus on a case (dossier), in which there typically are many exceptions and a very dynamic process flow (also called adaptive, hence the name Adaptive Case Management or ACM). Modelling these in BPMN is very difficult or impossible. Fortunately, there is now the CMMN notation to describe those complex processes.
CMMN stands for "Case Management Model and Notation". It is the new standard from the Object Management Group (OMG, who is also responsible for BPMN), and now the widely accepted standard notation for modelling cases and case management. CMMN is a less complex notation than BPMN and more suited to describe knowledge-intensive business cases. Although (or more likely, because) there are less components in CMMN, it is a more effective and easier to understand notation. Whereas BPMN requires you to model every possible path ("Imperative Modelling"), which is not always possible upfront due to complexity or unpredictability, CMMN tries to grasp all possible cases in one case model ("Declarative Modelling").
Case Management can be translated in Dutch as "geautomatiseerd digitaal dossierbeheer", and is often referred to as "zaakbeheer" or "zaakgericht werken" in the Netherlands. CMMN is to Case Management what BPMN is to Business Process Management. CMMN allows organisations to better understand their cases via a graphical and schematic description. Case Management focuses more on the goal of the process than on the execution details of that process. Declarative Modelling is less about the sequence of activities than about one or more targets that can be reached in different ways, depending on who executes the case.
During this course, we will clearly show the difference between Imperative Modelling with BPMN and Declarative Modelling with CMMN, as we dive into case management, the CMMN notation and its usage. Both BPMN and CMMN can be used alongside eachother, or even extended with the Decision Model Notation (DMN) for modelling decision processes. We will also touch upon this during this course.
What will you learn during this workshop ?
This course is an introduction to the CMMN (Case Management Model and Notation) syntax. It will position CMMN as the second layer of the 3D business blueprint of the organisation. This layer is in between the "vision" (first layer, often modelled in ArchiMate) and the "Low Level BPM" (third layer, often modelled in UML). This course will cover the complete syntax of CMMN (both version 1.0 and 1.1), as well as the relationship with BPMN en DMN, and particularly explain you when to use what.
This course helps the participants in their business process modelling work, particularly those who are involved in business process reengineering (BPR) and business process improvement (BPI), modelling "to be" changes to the current "as is" situation.
During this workshop, we translate the theory of CMMN into practice, by doing some group exercises so that you get the CMMN syntax into your fingers. Theory and practice will be alternated, and the exercises will gradually become more complex. Also, we will practice the combination of CMMN with BPMN and vice versa.
This training "CMMN in Practice" provides an answer to these and many other questions:
After this workshop:
Who should attend this workshop ?
This course and workshop is aimed at everyone who wants to understand case management, and wants to start using CMMN. At this moment, case management is used in administrative environments where a lot of cases (dossiers) are managed, and a lot of case managers need to work efficiently, transparantly and consistently:
This course aims at these target audiences, but this is certainly not a exhaustive list:
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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