openHPI MOOC: Free, Open Online Course on Business Process Modeling

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, 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:

"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 network.

SOURCE: HPI Hasso-Plattner-Institut

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HPI press contact:, Tel. +49-331-5509119. Spokesman: Hans-Joachim Allgaier

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