This BPMN - UML combination training course is aimed at business and system analysts and developers who want to create a model of the business, including business processes, and from it produce a detailed system requirements specification with use cases and a technology-free system analysis model. Industry best practice is taught for business process modelling, system use case modelling and system analysis at every appropriate level of abstraction based on the Business Process Modelling Notation v2.0 for business process modelling and on the Unified Modelling Language v2.4 for systems modelling. The techniques are taught within the context of a business process management (BPM), improvement or re-engineering strategy and a model-driven development process in a way that satisfies the needs of both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
The models produced may form the basis for the design of systems using a variety of different architectures and are traceable from the business process through to each primitive system function. Resulting improvements to estimation, test development and project management are also discussed. Each technique is taught to the level required for competence on a real project. Understanding is tested and improved with exercises based on a real-world business and system examples either using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, another suitable BPMN and UML modelling tool or on paper.
Business Consultants, Business Analysts, Business Process Engineers, Requirements Gatherers, System Analysts and Project Managers with at least 2 years experience. This course is not suitable for those seeking certification as a step towards a qualification. See the Certification Policy for a detailed discussion.
Course attendance is normally limited to 12 students. Courses start at 9.30am on the first day, 9.00am on subsequent days and finish at 5.00pm each day. Students normally use a computer for the exercises, but these can be performed on paper if required. For a discussion on using a BPMN/UML modelling tool please see Modelling Tool Use on Courses. Printed course manuals for each student with copies of all presentations, exercises and solutions are provided.
The client is expected to provide an appropriate venue, refreshments, XGA/WXGA projector and screen, whiteboard or flipchart and at least one computer per two students loaded with a suitable BPMN/UML modelling tool, unless exercises are to be performed on paper. For a full discussion of on-site course issues please see On-Site Course Logistics.
CRaG Systems no longer provide scheduled public training. However, we continue to provide on-site (in-house) training for any number of students with special discounts for small classes. You will find our pricing competitive with most public courses for just 2 or 3 students. Please use the On-Site Course Pricing page to get a firm, downloadable quotation for on-site training.
|Training Course Outline|
IntroductionLogistics - People - Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) - System Use Cases - Unified Modeling Language (UML) - System Analysis - An Incremental Process for Modelling
Mapping Process FlowBusiness Process Diagrams (BPD) - Private Processes - Start and End Events - Activities - Sequence Flows - Exclusive Gateways - Intermediate Events - Public Processes - Pools and Lanes - Message Flows
Mapping Process Flow Workshop
Mapping Collaboration, Hierarchy and ConcurrencyCollaboration Processes - Hierarchy using Sub-Processes and Call Activities - Concurrency with Parallel, Inclusive and Complex Gateways - Modelling Process Steps as Tasks - Choosing a Consistent Level of Abstraction
Collaboration, Hierarchy and Concurrency Workshop
Advanced Process MappingAdvanced Event Definitions - Event-Based Gateways - Uncontrolled, Conditional and Default Flows - Normal and Exception Flows - Event, Transaction and Ad-Hoc Sub-Processes - Looping, Multiple Instance and Compensation Activities - Data Objects and Associations
Advanced Process Mapping Workshop
Modelling Business DataThe Conceptual Data Model - Finding Business Entities - Business Entity Relationships - Multiplicity (Cardinality) - Business Entity Attributes
Modelling Business Data Workshop
Mapping into System RequirementsDefining User-Driven and Automated System Tasks - Reorganising into Human versus System Pools - Mapping into Use Case Diagrams
Mapping into System Requirements Workshop
Specifying Functional Requirements with Use CasesSystem Use Cases and Actors - Primitive Use Cases - Use Case Diagrams - The Basic Flow - Writing Effective Use Case Descriptions - Writing Sub-flows and Alternate Flows - 'Include' and 'Extend' Relationships - Modelling Browser-Based Applications
System Use Case Workshop
Requirements GatheringCollecting Requirements Information - Proof of Concept Prototypes - Requirements Documents - Estimating and Traceability - Incremental Development
Objects and ClassesWhat is an Object? - Classes and Objects - Attributes - Operations and Methods - Designing Good Classes - Choosing the Best Classes
Object and Class Workshop
Object Modelling with Class DiagramsAssociations and Links - Navigability and Naming - Multiplicity and Other Adornments - Association Classes and N-arys - Aggregation and Composition
Class Diagram Workshop
Interaction Modelling with Sequence DiagramsInteractions, Messages, Operations and Methods - Sequence Diagrams - Selection and Iteration - Activation - Communication Diagrams
Sequence Diagram Workshop
State Modelling with State Machine DiagramsThe Meaning of the State Model - States and Transitions - Events and Conditions - Actions and Activities - Consistency with Other Diagrams
State Machine Diagram Workshop
System AnalysisCreating the Initial Object Model - The Analysis Cycle - Iterative Modelling - Prototyping as an Analysis Technique - Completing the Model
Should the content of the available BPMN or BPMN/UML courses not fit your exact requirements, then CRaG Systems can create a custom course for you. Please either email or call us to discuss your particular needs.
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Business Analysis, Requirements Definition and System Analysis using BPMN and UML Training Course - 5 Days