POTSDAM, Germany, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The latest free, open online
course at the German Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) provides
participants with an in-depth understanding of business process
modeling. The course, starting October 28th on the interactive Internet educational platform openHPI.de, will be
taught by Prof. Mathias Weske, who heads the HPI research group
Business Process Technology. In the six-week online course, domain
experts, business administration experts, IT professionals and students
alike will learn that business processes can only be successfully
implemented when there is a common understanding of the workflow
process involved. Online registration for the course, which is taught
in English, is already open at: http://openhpi.de/course/bpm2013
"Representational process modeling is a great help in improving the
communication between all the parties involved," said Weske.
Misunderstandings can be identified and resolved earlier. To establish
a shared language for business processes, the openHPI course will teach
the fundamentals of process modeling based on the modeling language
BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation).
With this language as a foundation, course participants learn concepts
and their exact meaning plus the necessary guidelines for modeling
business processes. Also introduced are verification methods that serve
to reveal any defects in process models. Moreover, data in business
processes and process choreographies are examined.
Weske has made more than 100 contributions to scientific conference
proceedings, professional journals and numerous scientific books. His
book "Business Process Management: Concepts, Languages, Architectures"
reflects the content of the current course.
Participation in the course is free. There are no pre-requisites. Those
participants who complete the course successfully are eligible to
receive a HPI certificate. OpenHPI courses - as so-called Massive Open
Online Courses (MOOCs) - are embedded in an interactive learning
SOURCE: HPI Hasso-Plattner-Institut
For further information:
HPI press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +49-331-5509119. Spokesman: Hans-Joachim Allgaier