BPMN for business analysts
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BPMN for business analysts

Learn the best practices of process modeling and analysis with Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN 2.0) standard
4.4 (1,890 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,741 students enrolled
Created by Zbigniew Misiak
Last updated 6/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will see how to use BPMN in practice, which elements to use and which are not so useful
  • You will learn how to use events in BPMN and what are the event types
  • You will practice how using object types for tasks and subprocesses can make your diagrams easier to understand and more powerful
  • You will understand how to show the process flows with various gateways (XOR, AND, OR) and how to make sure token flows correctly
  • You will master usage of pools and lanes to show collaboration in a proces, so that you never make the popular rookie mistakes
  • You will learn how to easily extend your diagrams with additional information with artifacts and data objects
  • If you already use a BPMN 2.0 compliant tool you can use it throughout the course but it’s not required (I’ll present you some BPMN modeling tools you can use free of charge for the purpose of this course, you can also practice using pen and paper)

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN 2.0) is the new de facto standard for modeling processes. It can be used when you need to document your processes as a part of the project or when you need to automate them, so learning it will help your career.

Maybe you've already spent some time trying to learn BPMN from the specification and from the internet but still do not feel confident about this notation? I often see that even people with years of modeling experience really struggle when it comes to BPMN diagrams.

Or are you mapping the workflow processes with flowcharts, but don't feel your process maps really improve the communication? BPMN can help here if used properly!

You will learn from this course what are the most useful elements of BPMN and how to create easy to understand and maintain process diagrams.

The course consists of several sections with video lectures, quizzes and real life mini-projects that will help you start using BPMN in no time.

I know that at first BPMN can be confusing and you may have some questions after you start using it in practice. The course is constantly updated with new content on a basis of your feedback and I will answer all your questions regarding the best ways to use BPMN.

Wondering if this course is for you? Take a look at the reviews from my students:

"Excellent course, pitched at an extremely useful level. This explains the parts of BPMN that are most useful, without diving into unnecessary complexity. It has a great mixture of videos, "take-away" summaries, and exercises. Highly recommended!"

- Adrian 

"Efficient and effective BPM overview of the essential items you need to understand and master when using such notation. I used it as a refresher as I need to work with people using BPMN on a new project."

- François

Who this course is for:
  • People beginning Business Analyst or Process Analyst career who want to learn BPMN
  • People with flowcharting experience who want to add BPMN to their toolkit
  • People who want to use BPMN with confidence
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 04:51:21
+ 1 - BPMN Overview
9 lectures 33:06

After watching this video you will know why is BPMN relevant for Business Analysts.

Preview 01:47

In this lecture you will discover the basic elements of BPMN: Start and End Events, Tasks and Sub-Processes as well as Sequence Flows.

Basics of modelling processes with BPMN

This lecture will show you similarities and differences between flowcharts and BPMN diagrams.

Flowcharts vs BPMN

This video will show you how to get the most out of this course.

How to use this course

This video provides overview of various types of tools which support BPMN notation, so that you can pick right one for your purposes.

BPMN tools
First steps with ADONIS:Community Edition
BPMN Basics - coffee case study
[Key takeaways] BPMN Basics
[Project] BPMN Basics

Basic elements of BPMN

BPMN Basics
3 questions
+ 2 - Gateways and branching in BPMN
14 lectures 48:41
Gateways and token - basics
Parallel gateway (AND)
Parallel gateways in practice - DEMO
Showing process loops and rework with Exclusive gateways
Rework with XOR gateways in practice - DEMO
Inclusive gateway (OR)
Avoiding getting stuck - Default Sequence Flow
Inclusive gateways in practice
Gateways in BPMN - overview of demo diagrams
Fastest way of converting non-exclusive gateways (AND to OR)
[Project] Gateways
3 questions
+ 3 - How to add more meaning to your diagrams - names and object types
10 lectures 40:19
Object names in BPMN
Object types in BPMN
Start events
Common types of start events (Message, Timer, Conditional)
Common types of Tasks (Manual, User, Service)
Common types of Sub-Processes (Embedded, Call Activity)
Common types of End Events (Message, Terminate)
Object types in practice - DEMO
[Key takeaways] Object types
[Project] Object types
Object types
2 questions
+ 4 - Participants and collaboration
2 lectures 05:29

This lecture shows you how to model process participants and responsibilities using BPMN Pools and Lanes. You will also learn how to document the collaboration between the participants using Pools, Black-box Pools and Message Flows.

Participants and collaboration
[Key takeaways] Participants and collaboration
Participants and collaboration
2 questions
+ 5 - Data modeling in BPMN
2 lectures 01:47

Almost every model created by BA must show how do the documents/data flow through the process and where are IT systems used. After watching this video you will learn how Data Objects, Data Stores and Data Associations should be used.

Data modeling
[Key takeaways] Data modeling
Data modeling
3 questions
+ 6 - Adding more information to your BPMN diagrams
2 lectures 00:57

Sometimes you need to add more information to your diagram. This lecture shows you how to use the Text Annotations (with Associations) and Groups for this purpose.

[Key takeaways] Artifacts
2 questions
+ Wrap up
3 lectures 01:33
Course summary
[Key takeaways] Formal names of BPMN elements

BPMN 2.0 Poster showing you all the object types

BPMN on one page
+ Advanced BPMN
17 lectures 01:44:41
ADVANCED - Task types
ADVANCED - how to create BPMN diagram step by step
ADVANCED - case study 1
ADVANCED - case study 1 (text)
ADVANCED - case study 1 (example solution)

This lecture shows you what are the intermediate events and how to use them inside the process flow.

Preview 11:53
ADVANCED - case study 2 (text)
ADVANCED - case study 2 (example solution)
ADVANCED - all about BPMN events (PDF guide)
ADVANCED - case study 3 (text)
ADVANCED - case study 3 (example solution plus automation demo)
ADVANCED - BPMN modelling with ADONIS:CE
ADVANCED - event based gateways
ADVANCED - event based gateways (additional content)
ADVANCED - case study 4 (text)
ADVANCED - Loops and Multi-Instance activities
+ Ask Me Anything
5 lectures 54:45
Do you have questions about BPMN? Let me know and I will answer it!
AMA: How to implement BPMN organization-wide
AMA: Event Sub-Processes
AMA: Handling unstructured workflows with CMMN
AMA: Process improvement with BPMN