On-Demand Module 1

Our On-Demand courses contain all of the same content you would receive in our Face-to-Face training. Each course has been pre-recorded and divided into one-hour modules. You'll find a "Test Your Understanding" quiz at the end of each module. The first module of each On-Demand course has been made available in order for you to sample the content and coverage contained in a complete course.

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On-Demand Module 1's

BPM 101 - On Demand Module 1

BPM 101 is the foundational course for those starting their BPM journey. It presents an overview of process modeling, analysis, design and the technologies in BPM.

BPM 101 is especially useful for people new to BPM. It provides an overview of BPM as both a management discipline and as a set of enabling technologies and it establishes the foundation for the BPM courses that follow.

Process Modeling, Analysis and Design: As Is, To Be - On Demand Module 1

Achieving success with BPM relies upon skill in process modeling, analysis and design. This course equips you with the practical, applied knowledge to lead/facilitate process improvement projects.

Process Measurement and Metrics - On Demand Module 1

This session presents key concepts and tools on process measurement. You will learn how to apply these principles in your organization at both the organizational level and the business process level.

Process measurement skills are essential to BPM success. In this course you will acquire a solid understanding of practical measurement techniques and how to apply these to the analysis and design of business processes.

Establishing Business Process Governance & Centers of Excellence - On Demand Module 1

This course builds a comprehensive understanding of how to establish process governance with a focus on the emerging roles of process owner, process council, and the process office.

Process Modeling With BPMN - On Demand Module 1

Attendees will learn a structured approach to using BPMN. Their knowledge is enhanced by using a software tool to provide hands-on practice

The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is a standard for business process modeling, and provides a graphical notation for specifying business processes in a Business Process Diagram (BPD). It is based on flowcharting techniques similar to activity diagrams from the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The objective of BPMN is to support business process management for both technical users and business users by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex process semantics. The BPMN specification also provides a mapping between the graphics of the notation to the underlying constructs of execution languages, such as Business Process Execution Language (BPEL).

Methodologies and Approaches for BPM - On Demand Module 1

Understand the similarities and differences between four seminal methodologies: Six Sigma, Lean, Reengineering and BPM. Do exercises for techniques and discuss cases in each methodology.

This course provides an overview of various methodologies and approaches commonly used in process improvement and management. Participants will understand the similarities and differences between Six Sigma, Lean, Reengineering and BPM. Exercises and case studies are used to reinforce the guiding principles and frameworks for each of the four methodologies.

Advanced Facilitation Skills - On Demand Module 1

Face-to-face and virtual facilitation skills are needed for developing a business architecture, creating a process model, leading an improvement team, or running a meeting. Learn models and practice in all these areas.

Whether you are developing a business architecture, creating a process model, leading an improvement team, or running a meeting, great facilitation skills are crucial. You need to be able to keep people engaged, elicit the necessary information, create shared understanding and build consensus all while keeping them focused on the intended goal. Not an easy task.

Organizational Change Management - On Demand Module 1

Organizational change management (OCM) is needed for success with business improvement and transformational programs. This exercise based course provides insight on OCM and reorganization, technological change and process based change initiatives. 

Using BPM Discipline with Six Sigma & Lean Methodologies - On Demand Module 1

This course outlines the relationship of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Business Process Management (BPM) to Operational Excellence (OpEx) and provides insight into the needed skills and tools.

We will explore and discuss the skills, training, and infrastructure required to launch a successful projects. There will be an overview of the process improvement methodology and tools used to make significant improvement to business processes.

We will discuss how to create greater customer focus by taking a business process based view. This involves understanding how to build a business process framework, established enterprise architecture, creating "real-time" business intelligence, and a link between continuous improvement projects and key business processes.

Agile Business Analysis 101 - On Demand Module 1

Not your typical intro to agile class! This course focuses on teaching the basics of agile while explaining the limitations and provides recommendations for avoiding typical agile implementation pitfalls.

The Agile Manifesto was created by and for software developers and doesn't account for many issues that an enterprise level transformation will encounter like analysis, reporting, governance, project management, or regulatory considerations. It is a methodology on how to deliver software. Enterprise level transformations are failing (or not performing as well as anticipated) because these complexities are not addressed. In this course, we will provide insights to allow your organization to have a smoother agile transformation.

Decision Management and Business Rules 101 - On Demand Module 1

A standards-based overview of decision management and business rules outlining a proven approach to increased business agility and more effective, more targeted processes.

Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 marketing, increases straight through processing and more effectively leverages scarce resources.

BA 101 - On Demand Module 1

Business Architecture is a holistic approach, representation and mindset which serves as a bridge between strategy and its successful execution within an organization and facilitates resolution of complex, enterprise problems.  It is a powerful way for the business to understand, improve and transform the organization and become more empowered to take control of its own destiny.  However, most organizations lack a well-articulated blueprint of their organization.  While everyone can see their small piece of the puzzle, no one has visibility into the enterprise as a whole. This constrains the organization’s collective ability to understand and communicate the root causes of critical issues and design holistic Business and IT solutions to address them.  It also reduces the speed and effectiveness with which they can react to customer demands, competition and other external forces.

Business Architecture / IT Architecture Alignment - On Demand Module 1

Most organizations lack a well-articulated blueprint of their business. While everyone can see their small piece of the puzzle, no one has visibility into the business as a whole. To address this lack of visibility, organizations must be able to visualize their business through formal business architecture. Yet, this is only one piece of the puzzle. Where there is no blueprint of a business, there is no corresponding blueprint of how the business relies on and is intertwined with IT architecture. As a result, it is difficult to determine the impact of key decisions, deploy cross-functional initiatives, optimize key resources and funding, and streamline communication and deployments between business and IT.

Building a Business Architecture - On Demand Module 1

Business architecture provides the basis for turning business strategy into actionable results. Organizations use business architecture to address a wide variety of business scenarios. These include shifting to a customer-driven business model, merger / acquisition deployment, regional or global expansion, product line expansion, business / IT alignment and a host of other strategic and tactical scenarios.

Practice-Based Business Architecture - On Demand Module 1

It takes one set of skills to establish your business architecture but it takes another set of skills to leverage that business architecture for strategic planning, business design efforts, project deployment and governance. This course provides attendees with practice-based business architecture concepts and skills. This includes extending the basic business architecture through strategy, product, initiative and stakeholder mapping. The course also discusses how to leverage business architecture to benefit related disciplines including business modeling, Lean Six Sigma, business process management and case management. The scenarios and case studies in this course offer practical guidelines on how to leverage business architecture when you return to work. Finally, the course offers advanced guidelines for governing your business architecture.

BPM 101 (Portuguese Translation) - On Demand Module 1

BPM 101 On-Demand in Portuguese is coming in July 2014. For a limited time, you can take Module 1 of this course for free.

An Introduction to Business Process Management
BPMInstitute.org defines Business Process Management (BPM) as the deliberative, collaborative, and increasingly technology-aided definition, improvement and management of a firm’s end-to-end enterprise business processes in order to achieve three outcomes crucial to a performance-based, customer-driven firm: 1) clarity on strategic direction, 2) alignment of the firm’s resources, and 3) increased discipline in daily operations.

SOA 101 - On Demand Module 1

Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a hosted service over the Internet - the cloud.  To take advantage of these services, organizations need to understand Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  Recent tactical success in the utilization of Web services and the value proposition of Cloud Computing has brought renewed attention to a strategic commitment to SOA.  Early adopters have been investing in SOA for the past five years but now the development of more rigorous methodologies and technologies – and the maturing of standards – are making SOA accessible to everyone.  SOA is an example of a software architecture.  It can be defined as a software design and implementation methodology for creating loosely coupled, coarse-grained business services.  These business services can be independently developed and combined into higher value business processes. 

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