Process Modeling Essentials for Business Analysts

Duration - 3 Days
Process Modeling Essentials Version - 2 Days 
Available - On Site at Your Location
 
Background 
 
Process modeling is a set of analysis and design techniques used by analysts and business people for many reasons.  Among those reasons are:

  • Systems development efforts to automate processes during which analysts and designers move from understanding the current business process environment (the real world, "as-is" situation) to business process models (the requirements for the improved manual and automated processes in the "to-be" system) 
  • Enterprise Analysis efforts to understand the business, identify opportunities to support the business, and build business cases for a project proposals
  • The drive to manage and continuously improve quality through managing and improving processes (Business Process Management (BPM), Six Sigma, Lean, ISO Quality Certification, Total Quality, and others)
  • As a baseline for quality audits
  • As a baseline for establishing metrics and measuring quality
  • For strategic and tactical planning
  • For training and systems documentation
 
Who Should Attend
 
This seminar is intended for any business person who manages, improves, develops or documents their business processes or who works with a systems development project team to document requirements.
 
Business analysts, designers and project managers who want a basic understanding of how to correctly and effectively model processes for a variety of reasons will also benefit from this course. Project managers also benefit from this course as they learn what must be done to ensure complete and correct process requirements.

Objective 
 
This seminar provides the concepts, specific techniques, and practice in modeling business processes regardless of the reason for doing it, the scope of the process, or the framework or methodology that requires a process model. The seminar is geared to the concepts and techniques used by Business Analysts in support of their work with the business.  Participants will learn to effectively model their processes manually or by using a process modeling or drawing tool.  Note: this course is independent of any specific tools, but the concepts can be applied using any of them. Attendees will complete exercises manually to practice the concepts presented in the seminar.