Workflow Modeling and Process Management

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Jürgen Dorn

After this lecture, students should

  • be able to model and design workflow-centric applications
  • have an in-depth knowledge of the integration of enterprise applications into workflows
  • know how to design process-oriented applications
  • know how to implement processes that can be optimized

First online meeting (compulsory attendance) with Zoom ( 3.03.2021 5 pm
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In the theoretical part of the course, students will learn the basic concepts of business process management. The lecture puts a special focus on modeling and design of automated workflows, integrating different kinds of enteprise applications. Furthermore, patterns for designing and modeling enterprise-wide workflows are introduced.
In the practical part of the course, students form teams of five. Each team has to identify, to design and to implement a process-oriented application. The domain of the application can be freely chosen, however, the respective business processes have to be designed with a tool producing BPMN 2.0 conformant code and under consideration of the learned patterns. Afterwards, the business process models shall be deployed with a workflow engine. Further the respective business logic of the workflow activities has to be implemented, where each member has to implement at least one activity. Finally, each team evaluates its process by letting other groups acting as customers of the process.
Literature: M. Dumas, M. La Rosa, J. Mendling, and H. A. Reijers,  Fundamentals of Business Process Management.  Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.   Available online (from the University network) as a PDF-Ebook. Use VPN to access from home.


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ECTS Breakdown

  • 10h:  First video conference and further online meetings
  • 5h: questionnaires
  • 5h: team presentations
  • 15h: individual programming
  • 40h: team work

<p>In the beginning participants have to answer two questionnaires about theoretical knowledge related to the course (one about business process management and the other about workflow modelling).</p>
<p>During the project different tasks to be solved are evaluated with points. The sum of all achievable points assigned from the questionnaires and from the project tasks is 250 points.</p>
<p>With knowledge exchange between participants another 50 points are achievable. To pass the course 150 points are required.</p>


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