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Business Process Modelling in BPMN 2.0

I was the only one to attend the course so I was extremely lucky! The course had my pace, the teacher was always ready to answer to my questions or re act to my interruptions.

Francecs Maria Roberti- Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

Business Process Modelling in BPMN 2.0

I was the only one to attend the course so I was extremely lucky! The course had my pace, the teacher was always ready to answer to my questions or re act to my interruptions.

Francecs Maria Roberti- Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

Business Process Modelling in BPMN 2.0

I was the only one to attend the course so I was extremely lucky! The course had my pace, the teacher was always ready to answer to my questions or re act to my interruptions.

Francecs Maria Roberti- Fondazione Ugo Bordoni

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287844 Activiti for Business Process Designers 21 hours Introduction Very short introduction to BPMS License Downloading and Installing The Activiti API The Process Engine API and services Exception strategy Working with the Activiti services Deploying the process Starting a process instance Completing tasks Suspending and activating a process Query API Expressions Unit testing Debugging unit tests The process engine in a web application Deployment Business archives Deploying programmatically Deploying with Activiti Explorer Versioning of process definitions Providing a process diagram Generating a process diagram Category BPMN 2.0 Introduction What is BPMN? Defining a process Getting started: 10 minute tutorial Prerequisites Goal Use case Process diagram XML representation Starting a process instance Task lists Claiming the task Completing the task Ending the process Code overview Future enhancements BPMN 2.0 Constructs Custom extensions Events Event Definitions Timer Event Definitions Error Event Definitions Signal Event Definitions Message Event Definitions Start Events None Start Event Timer Start Event Message Start Event Signal Start Event Error Start Event End Events None End Event Error End Event Cancel End Event Boundary Events Timer Boundary Event Error Boundary Event Signal Boundary Event Message Boundary Event Cancel Boundary Event Compensation Boundary Event Intermediate Catching Events Timer Intermediate Catching Event Signal Intermediate Catching Event Message Intermediate Catching Event Intermediate Throwing Event Intermediate Throwing None Event Signal Intermediate Throwing Event Compensation Intermediate Throwing Event Sequence Flow Description Graphical notation XML representation Conditional sequence flow Default sequence flow Gateways Exclusive Gateway Parallel Gateway Inclusive Gateway Event-based Gateway Tasks User Task Script Task Java Service Task Web Service Task Business Rule Task Email Task Mule Task Camel Task Manual Task Java Receive Task Shell Task Execution listener Task listener Multi-instance (for each) Compensation Handlers Sub-Processes and Call Activities Sub-Process Event Sub-Process Transaction subprocess Call activity (subprocess) Transactions and Concurrency Asynchronous Continuations Exclusive Jobs Process Initiation Authorization Data objects Forms Form properties External form rendering History Querying history HistoricProcessInstanceQuery HistoricVariableInstanceQuery HistoricActivityInstanceQuery HistoricDetailQuery HistoricTaskInstanceQuery History configuration History for audit purposes Eclipse Designer Installation Activiti Designer editor features Activiti Designer BPMN features Activiti Designer deployment features Extending Activiti Designer Activiti Explorer Process diagram Tasks Start process instances My instances Administration Reporting Changing the database Activiti Modeler Model editing Importing existing models Convert deployed definitions to a editable model Export model to BPMN XML Deploy model to the Activiti Engine REST API General Activiti REST principles Deployment Process Definitions Models Process Instances Executions Tasks History Forms Database tables Engine Runtime Jobs Users Groups Legacy REST - General Usage Repository Engine Processes Tasks Identity Management
287904 Business and IT System Agility using Standards 7 hours This introduction seminar provides you with an overview on the business and enterprise architectures as well as methodologies that are used worldwide by the organizations to increase their business and IT System agility. In particular, this seminar aims at helping you to understand frameworks that are used across the world to align ITs with the changing decisions and allows you to evaluate appropriate techniques to apply in your own organization. Introduction Pros and Cons of the current development methodologies to support the Business and IT Agility, Business Architecture : "The missing link between the business strategy and the business architecture" (OMG), Connections between the Enterprise Architectures (TOGAF, Zachman), Business Architectures, BPM, IT and System Engineering Architectures. The "Goal-Driven" structures of the Business Motivation Model (business vision, goals, objectives, missions, strategies, tactics, business rules) and their relationships toward business processes, Refinement from the Enterprise Vision toward Business Processes, Steps to align IT to the evolutions of the business needs. Gaining Agility : From the Business to IT and System layers capitalizing on Capabilities Preparing the Enterprise and IT System Architectures to support changes : The Goal-Driven Structures from the Business to the IT System layers, The Backbone of the Service Architecture structured by capabilities and functions, How to model evolutions on goals, strategies and principles, How to propagate changes from business requirements toward IT components (examples are given on the presentation case study). Impact of the changes upon the Business Processes and Business Objects (Ressources) The BPM : Aligning business processes, responsibilities of their participants and business objects in coherence with strategic changes, Integration of these modifications into components of the business process cartography. Impacts on the IT System Components The Goal-Driven Structures of the System backbone to support changes, How to identify Services (or System functions) and Use Cases that have to be impacted by the changes, How to describe impacts of the change on the behaviours of Service (or System functions) and Use case components, Integration of these evolutions into the SOA (or System Functions) backbone to prepare test cases (examples given on the same case study). Conclusion Steps of an efficient Agile Enterprise / System Architecture Development Methodology, Traceability of the business requirements toward IT System structures in order to better govern them in face of change. Notice : The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Business and IT Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between business and IT specifications. Concepts are explained first using case study examples and may then be followed by solution drafts to your own problems during or after these sessions. We also can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs. Minor changes may be brought to their contents depending on the evolutions of these standards and commercial strategies.
46 Design Patterns 14 hours There are plenty of tried and tested patterns widely available to everyone. Sometimes it is a matter of changing the names and implementing the pattern in a specific technology. It can saves hundreds of hours, which otherwise would be spent on design and testing. Training Goals This course has two goals: first, it allows you to reuse widely-known patterns, second, it allows you to create and reuse patterns specific to your organization. It helps you to estimate how patterns can reduce costs, systematize the design process and generate a code framework based on your patterns. Audience Software designers, business analysts, project managers, programmers and developers as well as operational managers and software division managers. Course Style The course focuses on use cases and their relationship with a specific pattern. Most of the examples are explained in UML and in simple Java examples (the language can change if the course is booked as a closed course). It guides you through the sources of the patterns as well as showing you how to catalogue and describe patterns which can be reused across your organization. Introductions Patterns and tiered architectures Pattern description Design patterns and design Finding and selecting design patterns Design pattern implementation Well-known patterns Object Creation Factory Builder Factory Method Prototype Singleton Structural Patterns Adapter Bridge Composite Decorator Facade Flyweight Proxy Behavioural Patterns Chain of Responsibility Command Interpreter Iterator Mediator Memento Observer State Strategy Template Method Visitor Observer Creating Patterns To pattern or not to pattern Formal pattern description Organizing the pattern catalogue Particular goal and abstracted goal Publishing your patterns to a pattern community
287905 Introduction to Enterprise Architectures 14 hours Objective This training course aims at helping attendees to understand the most used Enterprise Architectures and rules to follow up in their construction to succeed with an appropriate architecture scenario for their organisation. Thanks to the selection of appropriate architecture layers, components and traceability links that are to be established from the business layer to the technical layer, the resulting enterprise architecture framework allows you a good impact analysis in the face of evolutions of the business decisions and anticipates mutations of the corresponding information system components. Why Architecting the Enterprise? Introduction : Current issues in the Enterprise and IT governance Legacy Systems and evolution needs Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture : similarities and differences The fundamentals Architecting the Enterprise : the principles Strategic Alignment Business and IT Repository Logical Architectures n-tiers Application technologies : ERP, SCM, webportail, Integration architectures and Services Architectures : EAI and ESB Service Oriented Architectures : Roles of the BPM and BAM Enterprise Architecture Strategies and Methodologies "As is" and "To be" system cartographies : How to determine the roadmap ? Structures to better align IT with the Strategies ? What is the approach ? What are links with the development processes ? Enterprise Architecture Content Framework Identifying the business functions of the enterprise Cartography of the actors and business functions Aligning business strategies Patterns to architecting the IT system Zones, squares and blocks Identifying Exchanges using services and events Modeling inter-block exchanges and data objects to support business process realizations Building the repository and data architectures The Master Data Management (MDM) Granularity Management Modeling Languages Definition of the meta-model and architecture rules Elaborate the Enterprise Architecture Repository Architecture Cartography Reference Layers Business, Functional, Application and Technical Layers Links between the Strategic and Business Views Traceability between the Business and Functional Views Traceability between the Functional and Application Views Bridges with the Technical View Contribution of an 'Enterprise Architecture' to create value Contribution to the business value Best Practices The Enterprise Architecture Roadmap Perspectives Tools Business Process and Cartography Management tools Presentation on a case study Notice: The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Business Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between business specifications and their execution. Concepts are first explained using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your own problems. After this session, we can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs. The logos BMM, BPMN and UML referenced on this site are trademarks of the Object Management Group (OMG). The RUP and SOMA are rademarks of the IBM / Rational Software. TOGAF and Zachman are respectively trademarks of the Open Group and Zachman International
533 Drupal SEO 14 hours With this course you can gain the knowledge you need to get your website to the top of search engines and to reach paying customers for your business with Drupal. Seo basics Business Analysis & Research Keywords Target Group Website Structure HTML basics Tags used for SEO Links Drupal SEO Basics Categorization Clean Urls & Paths Avoiding Duplicate Content Correct Page Titles Better 404 pages Meta Tags Link Attributes XML, Page & Google News Sitemaps Site Verification Service Links User Statistics RSS Feeds Drupal SEO Advanced Advanced Automated & Semi-Automated Crosslinks Related Content Semantic Content (automatically create rich semantic metadata for your content) Other Webmaster Central Google Adwords, Trends, Insights SEO Tools
287906 Enterprise Architectures : Prepare your TOGAF 9.1 Certification 21 hours Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF 9.1 - Alternate Durations : Foundation Level : 3 days / Certified Level : 4 days Objective: This training course aims at helping attendees to understand how to execute Enterprise Architecture to meet the business goals using the Architecture Development Method (ADM) and techniques recommended by the Open Group's Architecture Framework. It also helps attendees to be prepared via sessions of questions and responses for taking the two level exams of TOGAF Certification. Concepts explained during the training course are reinforced by examples, exercises and a case study whose solutions are worked out and presented by groups of attendees. Abstract concepts are systematically concretized using illustrations via an EA tool. Introduction to TOGAF 9.1 for the Enterprise Architecture Issues in managing transformation and aligning IT with changing strategies Contribution to the business value Concepts and Terminology for TOGAF 9.1 "Foundation" and "Certification" Exams Managing Transformation Approach for managing transformation according to TOGAF 9.1 Structures and usage of the TOGAF 9.1 Frameworks Roadmap, Transition Architectures Architecture Development Method (ADM) : Scope, phases, objectives, approaches, inputs, outputs, steps Techniques and key deliverables of the ADM Cycle& Organization model, goals, principles, repositories, tools, request vs. statement for architecture work, stakeholder management, views and viewpoints, patterns, business scenarios, gaps, roadmap, migration planning, conformance reviews, etc. Recommendations for adapting the ADM Scope, architecture domains, timing, levels, iterations Architecture Content Framework: Content meta-model, architecture elements, deliverables, artifacts, building blocks Enterprise Continuum: Architecture partitioning, architecture repository, reuse, relationships with the phases of the ADM Reference Models: Architecture base, technical reference model (TRM), integrated information infrastructure reference model (III-RM). Architecture Capability Framework: Architecture governance, architecture board, architecture conformance reviews, architecture skills framework, maturity models. How Archimate 2 complements TOGAF 9.1? Support from Archimate 2.1 to TOGAF Phases, Modeling Elements of the Business, Application and Technology Architectures Viewpoints and inter-relationships between layers : Bridging Goals, Drivers, Requirements, ...toward Work Packages and Transition Architectures Increments Perspectives Tools Application through a case study is done by group members at the end of each appropriate chapter Different Concepts and their relationships are also systematically illustrated using an EA tool Delegates are prepared for their TOGAF Certification Exams using test questions Recap : Review of Concepts regarding TOGAF 9.1 Certification Exams : Levels L1 and L2 Provided by GooBiz
678 Business Plan building with Business Motivation Model 14 hours Attendees will learn the principals behind the modeling of business strategy, and the specifics of doing so using the Business Motivation Model from the OMG. Delegates will build a company business plan during the course complying to the BMM standard The Business Motivation Model Overview Key Ideas in the Business Motivation Model Business Perspective Motivation Reaction to Change Separation of Concerns Decomposition Metrics Overview of BMM Structure End Means Course of Action Directive Influencers Assessments Externally-referenced Business Model Elements Organization Unit Business Process Business Rule Associations between Externally-referenced Concepts Common Business Vocabulary Processes Supported by the Business Motivation Model Business Motivation Model Structure Business Planing Process Preparing Vision Market analysis Creating Ends and Means Business Process mapping Executing the model
287907 Leveraging Business Agility - TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 2 in Practice 14 hours Designing your Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 2 in Practice (2 or 3 days for TOGAF Certified Architects or people that are interested in putting TOGAF in practice using an EA Framework) Objective: This course aims at helping attendees understand how to applyTOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 2 in practice to meet the enterprise business goals and strategies. Concepts and techniques explained during the course are progressively applied by the attendees using a case study and different exercises on it. Essential concepts of TOGAF (Reminder) and Introduction to ArchiMate 2 Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, The Architecture Development Method (ADM) of TOGAF and its phases, The Architecture Repository and its evolution on the basis of the ADM phases, Drivers, Strategies, Capabilities, Principles and ViewPoints in TOGAF, Enterprise Continuum to structure the repository and other tools of TOGAF, Governance of the programs and projects: The Architecture Capability Framework, The Enterprise Architecture Governance and its role in the enterprise transformation, TOGAF Corporate EA, IT, SOA and security governance, Architecture and enterprise strategy, Engagement and contracts of the architecture, Realizing Strategies on a Capability basis, Elements of the Architecture Content Framework, Introduction to the ArchiMate modeling language, its meta-models and viewpoints, Case Study: Presentation of the Case Study - an enterprise transformation issue (current state, target state). High-Level organization of the enterprise architecture, Business Transformation : From Drivers, Goals and Objectives to the Architecture Vision Re-formulating the enterprise strategy and its activity domains, Assigning new responsibilities to existing capabilities, Horizontal and vertical impact analysis to ensure coherent deployment of the Target Architecture, Managing the performance level of target capabilities, A tentative impact analysis to elaborate target functions using UML, The business architecture with ArchiMate, its meta-model and motivation viewpoints, Determining business functions using ArchiMate Viewpoints, Risk factors and Mitigation Actions upon business functions, Exercise on the Case Study On the basis of strategies and baseline capabilities, assign responsibilities to existing capability components, make the impact analysis to ensure a coherent future deployment of the target architecture, Plan risk mitigation actions related to business functions. Structuring Capabilities to mitigate risks and analyze Impacts throughout Architecture Layers The application & technology architecture of ArchiMate, their meta-model and viewpoints, Structure Capabilities to track risk mitigation by function, adapt them to changing goals, Align the SOA backbone of the Target Architecture with emerging business functions, underlying services and SLAs, Adapting related Business Process Models to strategic changes, Impact Analysis of changing capabilities until the technology layer, Exercise on the Case Study Structure Capabilities to mitigate risks, Elaborate SLAs for Services exposed by Business Functions, Assess Impacts of changing capabilities from Business till the Technology layer. Modeling the Roadmap, Transition Architectures to Coordinate Implementation Projects Identify components of the potential architecture roadmap : gaps between initial and target technical architecture, consolidated RoadMap to reach the Target Architecture, Transition Architectures and matrices for incremental architecture definitions, Capability Increments for Transition Architectures, Work packages by consolidating gaps, potential solutions and dependencies, Work Packages of Actions to implement capability increments, Management of projects portfolio for assessing business values of the projects on the basis of risks, Coordinating’ Implementation Projects using RoadMap Modeling, Exercise on the Case Study On the basis of the enterprise target architectures previously elaborated, establish the consolidated gap & dependencies matrix and define the work packages, Coordinate Implementation Projects on the basis of business values and appropriate transition architectures to meet constraints of the consolidated target architecture. Plugging Solution Building Blocks into Capability Based SOA Backbone From the Functional Architecture to Service Oriented Architecture, Architecture and solution building blocks, Information flows between services, Constraints upon service components of the technical architecture, Determining expected behaviors from Solution Building Blocks, Plugging Solution Building Blocks into the Capability Based SOA Backbone, Exercise on the Case Study Define the architecture backbone of the SOA building blocks on the basis of capabilities and services Use them to prepare the « plug-in » of solution building blocks components Conclusion Recap on the steps of the Architecture Development Process, a panorama Best Practices for efficient usage of ArchiMate and UML Diagrams throughout TOGAF ADM Provided by GooBiz
287908 Business Modeling for an Agile Enterprise 14 hours Objective: Helping Business Analysts to understand how to efficiently model and validate their business processes and resources in order to increase business agility of their organization on the basis of their target architecture and changing market needs. This 2 day complementary training course aims at helping delegates to learn how to model their business processes and resources in order to adapt them to changes of their goals, strategies and impacted capabilities as part of the target architecture. On the basis of the of key elements of business performance (strategies, tactics, KPI, business capabilities, etc...), delegates learn there how to elaborate a vision centric business process and resource cartography. Then, only using the appropriate BPMN and UML notation adapted to their language, they understand how to adapt them to changing strategies, tactics and policies. Introduction Definition of an Agile Enterprise and its Enterprise Architecture Comparison of the enterprise architecture’s purposes of Zachman, US FEAF /CISR and TOGAF Elements of the Business Architecture for an Agile Enterprise Business Architecture : the missing link between business strategy and enterprise architecture Connections between the Business Architecture, BPM and SOA Business Motivation Model (BMM) vs Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) and other Business Models, The core structures and relationships in the Business Motivation Model (SWOT analysis, business vision, goals, objectives, missions, strategies, tactics,... ) toward business processes Guiding the Operating Enterprise using Balanced Score Cards, The Business Architecture Views of the OMG : From the Strategy View to the Organizational View throughout Business Capabilities and Processes Process Modeling : Essential elements, best practices Process Modeling with BPMN adapted to the language of business owners and analysts : Basics, Process, Sub-process, Activity, Task, Pool, Lane, Detailed Events and Gateway typology, Synchronization, Connectors, Message Flows, Compensations, Good practices Overview on the Process Modeling, Execution and Monitoring tools Using BPMN and UML to model Business Processes and Business Objects (Resources) Case Study : Refinement of Goals from the Business Vision toward Business Processes and Resources Gaining Agility with Business Process using BPMN and UML 2 How to model business processes to render the underlying IT system more reactive to changes according to TOGAF Architecture Layers ? BPMN, UML and SoaML to support changes on the business process and business object models Updating Target Architecture business models by changing strategies capitalizing on Business Capabilities Case Study : Elaborating an agile process and resource model easy to maintain in face of changes Adapting "business models" to changes of the business requirements Modeling changes on goals, strategies, tactics and business rules How to adapt processes and resources in coherence to such evolutions ? Case Study : Adapting business processes and resources to changing business requirements and rules Conclusion Steps of an efficient Agile Process and Resource Modeling Frameworks for tracing business requirements from the Business Motivation Model elements toward IT structures in order to better govern them in face of change. Notice: In case of "on-site" delivery of such a workshop session, we may also adapt its content and case studies to your needs and business case in order to provide you with a good starting point and roadmap. After this workshop, we can also accompany you through review sessions for validating your architecture solutions conformance to your business needs. Provided by GooBiz
287910 Efficient Requirement Analysis using Agile Methods and an Agile UML Modeling 21 hours Objective: This training course aims at helping business owners and analysts to understand how to make an efficient Requirement Analysis on the basis of their business vision and RFP as well as testing requirements and guiding developers accurately in implementing them. This 3 day training program aims at helping business experts and analysts to describe their business vision and needs then discover appropriate use cases and user stories of the system. Along interactive case studies, participants learn how to describe in detail such requirements in order to validate correct understanding of their needs and to prepare system acceptance tests. Thus, only using an appropriate agile UML profile for business analysts, participants learn to structure their requirements in order to communicate efficiently with technical analysts and designers through an iterative requirement gathering process. Introduction What is the Requirement Management Process ? The fundamentals of agile software delivery The 5 levels of an agile project management Place of the Requirement Management within Agile Methods (Scrum, DAD) and the Unified Process (RUP) Roles, team, environments A panorama of UML diagrams for modeling requirements Frameworks for tracing requirements toward software implementation and tests Case Study : Gathering requirements and managing them using an iterative process How to describe user needs via agile use case modeling and user stories? Building and managing the product backlog : Qualification of the requirements (the Kano model) Basics of agile use cases : system scope (the subject), actors, use cases, user stories How to find out use cases and user stories on the basis of requirements and user needs ? Agile Estimating and Planning Case Study : Discovering use cases and user stories on the basis of an RFP (product backlog) and the user needs How to describe the vision and business needs via use case models? Business use cases on the basis of the business vision and needs Describing business use cases via business process level activity diagrams Bridging business vision and requirements toward system level use cases Discovering use case scenarios and user stories Case Study : Finding out use cases and stories on the basis of business vision and requirements Validating and testing correct understanding of detailed specifications Using an incremental requirement gathering process and the sprint backlog Rules for efficient use case, user story and architecture descriptions Diagrams for validating use cases and user story descriptions How to choose the right diagram? Refining Scrum features using use cases and relationships modeling Testing correct understanding of requirements using Test-Driven Requirements Operation Contracts for guiding developers in implementing requirements Case Study : Validating, testing and communicating detailed requirements to developers Conclusion Steps of efficient requirement gathering and system analysis processes Traceability between requirements and analysis models Patterns for gathering and testing requirements Notice: The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Requirement Engineering and Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between requirements and underlying solutions. Concepts are first explained using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your own problems. After this session, we can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs.
287911 Object Oriented Design using Design Patterns 14 hours Objective: Helping Technical Analysts and Designers to understand how to go through software implementation of the requirements, ensuring traceability between business specifications and the software code. This 2 day training course aims at assisting technical analysts and designers in designing specifications described by the business analysts. After transformation into software component representations, the resulting system components trace system requirements toward software component structures. Finally, these technical specifications are implemented in software code and tested upon component basis. The resulting software components provide good level of reactivity to changes as they allow to trace separately toward the implementation level the system behaviours layer by layer (from the user interfaces toward business objects layer through the application components where the usage choices of the actors are stored. Introduction What is the System Analysis and Design Process? Place of the Analysis and Design activities in the Unified Process (RUP) A panorama of UML 2 diagrams used in the system analysis and design Frameworks for tracing requirements toward software implementation and tests How to transform requirements into component based analysis specifications? Traceability between requirements and system analysis Advanced notions for representing the system structure and dynamics Refinement of the requirements on both axis Toward the system design using operation contracts Case Study : Definition of the analysis component model of the system How to transform analysis specifications into design level ones? Traceability between system analysis and design Design Patterns for loose coupling and high cohesion of components Definition of the Design level Architectural Backbone of the system (components, ports, interfaces, exchange objects) Design level interaction diagrams to implement operation contracts Case Study : Updating design level component diagram with architectural choices Implementing technical specifications and testing on a component basis Generating design level specifications into an object oriented programming language Deployment of Components on the Physical Nodes Integration and Acceptance tests on the basis of the previous specifications Conclusion Steps of the system analysis and design processes Patterns for ensuring traceability between requirements and the software code Testing requirements on the system architecture Notice: The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Requirement Engineering and Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between requirements and underlying solutions. Concepts are explained first using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your own issues. After this session, we can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs.
1957 Business Analysis 21 hours A business/systems analyst solves business problems by designing information systems which execute the strategy defined by the business. These IT solutions generally achieve one of the following goals for the business: implement a new/novel business process, increase efficiency and productivity of existing business processes, or reduce operating costs of existing processes. This course is intended for those who are moving into the Business Analysis profession and who may, after any pre-requisites are met, be interested in taking the CBAP certification examination by IIBA (www.theiiba.org). Who should attend? Entry-level IT Business Analysts Self-taught IT Business Analysts wanting to fill in the gaps and put all the pieces together Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area What is Business Analysis? Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Requirements Elicitation – Gathering Information Requirements Management and Communication – Defining the process Enterprise Analysis – Defining the problem Requirements Analysis and Documentation – Defining the Solution Model Solution Assessment and Validation – Supporting the Balance of the Product Life Cycle Underlying Competencies for BA - soft skills Techniques for Requirement gathering process UML modelling and prototyping (Rational Rose, Visio, Erwin, Visual paradigm, Enterprise Architect). Project management (procurement management, Risk management, proposal writing). SDLC (Traditional methodologies and Agile methodologies) models, Quality standards (ISO, CMMI) and Testing (Manual and Automation). Different domains introductions (eg Telecom, Banking, E-Gov, Travel and hospitality, Health care, BPO, Engineering services).
287912 SOA Design using TOGAF, BPM and SoaML 21 hours Objective: Helping Business Analysts, architects and designers to understand how to efficiently specify and realize a Service Oriented Architecture on the basis of their business goals and align it to changing business and user requirements. This 3 day training course aims at helping business analysts, architects and designers to learn how to specify and realize a featured Service Oriented Architecture to better deal with changes on the business and user requirements (changing objectives, strategies, tactics, rules, user interactions,...) while capitalizing on the business capabilities. Introduction Pros and Cons of the current development methodologies to support the Business Agility, Objectives of the SOA, Connections between Business Architecture, TOGAF, BPM and SOA, Service Definition and Categories, Service Provider and Consumer Components, Service Contract, Metrics Data Transfer Objects vs. Persistence, Service orchestration, Role of the ESB, Top-Down and Bottom-Up approaches, The Layered Logical Architecture The TOGAF Reference Architecture for SOA, Structure and Typology of Services, Architecture Layers (business, functional, application, technique) in the SOA, Presentation of the main components by layer and traceabilities, Steps for aligning IT to changing business requirements, Business Layer Components of the business layer : objectives Traceability in the Business Modeling using BMM, BPMN and UML standards, From the business goals toward processes using Business Capabilities- the IBM's RUP for SOMA, Alignment of business processes and entities on the changing goals, Service Identification on the basis of Business Capabilities, Case Study : Refinement from the Business Vision toward Processes using goal-driven business capabilities, Language Structures of the BPMN : Good practices, Case Study : BPMN Modeling of the previous business process, From the Business to functional layer : Prepare the Architecture to deal with change using reusable and traceable components, Case Study : Elaborate the business architecture backbone of the Goal-Driven SOA, Functional Layer The role of the functional architecture, Service components of the functional layer : objectives Blocks of an urbanized functional architecture : (zone, square, block) Unit Business Services vs. Composite Services, Service Specification using SoaML « services points » and « request points », Identification and specification of use cases (UC) on the basis of services, Case Study : Complete the business architecture backbone of the Goal-Driven SOA using functional components, Invocation of service and UC components from business process actions, The role of the data transfer objects, Case Study : Propagate change from Business Goals till Components of the Functional Layer, From the functional to application layer, Application Layer Service components of the application layer Building application components on the basis of functional ones, The Business Process Execution Language, BPMN / BPEL Mapping, WebServices: Definition, Soap, WSDL, UDDI, standards XSD generation on the basis of Data Models, WSDL generation on the basis of Service Interfaces, Module and Component Assembly, Case Study : Design Application Use case and Service components on the basis of functional ones, ESB features in SOA, JBI, Services Mix and Integration Patterns, Case Study : Integrate use case and service behaviours into the architecture backbone. Horizontal Aspects QoS, Administration and Supervision, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Security and Performance, Agility using SOA Agility: factors and impact analysis, Refactoring, reuse and mutualization (advantages and constraints), Versioning, Governance by Objectives , Benefices of the Goal-Driven SOA, Agility : The Goal-Driven Structure of the SOA to support changes, From the business to IT system capitalizing on Business Objects and Capabilities, Impact of the Changes on Processes and Business Objects, Projection on the IT System : Services and Use Cases to be impacted by the changes, Description of the impact of changes on the Use case and Application Service Component behaviours, Integration of behaviours into the backbone of the Goal-Driven SOA and tests. Conclusion Agility and SOA : synthesis Overview on the steps of the Goal-Driven SOA, Traceability from the BMM's business model structures to IT structures to better deal with changes. Overview on the market products Open Source Products (Service Mix, Mule, Open ESB…), Commercial Products Notice: The above training-mentoring sessions are conducted interactively using Business and IT Modeling tools in order to ensure good level of traceability between business specifications and their execution. Concepts are first explained using basic examples and are then followed by solution drafts to your own problems. After this session, we can accompany you by reviewing and validating your solutions depending on your needs. Provided by GooBiz
1958 Business Analysis, BABOK V2.0 and IIBA Certification Preparation 21 hours Summary: A business/systems analyst solves business problems by designing information systems which execute the strategy defined by the business. These IT solutions generally achieve one of the following goals for the business: implement a new business process, increase efficiency and productivity of existing business processes, or reduce operating costs of existing processes. This course is intended for Business Analysts including those who may want to go on and prepare for an IIBA Certification (CCBA or CBAP) and is consistent with the framework outlined by the BABOK® Version 2.0 Objectives: Identify the critical principles, activities, tasks, and techniques outlined in the BABOK® V2.0 Understand the core knowledge areas, activities, tasks, deliverables, and their relationships: Key Definitions: BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) Standard for practice of business analysis and serving as a framework describing the tasks that must be performed. CCBA® (Certified of Competency in Business Analysis) A certification offered through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) requiring passing a test based on the BABOK® only after application approval which is based on education and experience. CBAP®(Certified Business Analysis Professional) A certification offered through the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) requiring passing a test based on the BABOK® only after application approval which is based on education and experience. Introduction to IIBA Certification Overview of certification process & requirements BABOK® Framework Knowledge Areas Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring Overview, Inputs and Outputs Planning the Requirements Approach Identifying and Analysing Stakeholders Deciding how Requirements will be Managed and Traced Estimating BA Activities Planning of BA Communications Determining Requirements Metrics for Monitoring and Reporting Techniques for Planning Requirements Elicitation Overview, Inputs and Outputs Prepare for Elicitation Conduct Elicitation Activity Document Elicitation Results Confirm Elicitation Results Techniques for Elicitation Requirements Management and Communication Overview, Inputs and Outputs Manage Solution Scope and Requirements Manage Requirements Traceability Maintain Requirements for Re-Use Prepare Requirements Package Communicate Requirements Techniques for Requirements Management and Communication Enterprise Analysis Overview, Inputs and Outputs Define Business Need Assess Capability Gaps Determine Solution Approach Define Solution Scope Define Business Case Techniques for Enterprise Analysis Requirements Analysis Overview, Inputs and Outputs Prioritise Requirements Organize Requirements Specify and Model Requirements Define Assumptions and Constraints Verify Requirements Validate Requirements Techniques for Analysis Solution Assessment and Validation Overview, Inputs and Outputs Assess Proposed Solution Allocate Requirements Assess Organizational Readiness Define Transition Requirements Validate Solution Evaluate Solution Performance Techniques for Solution Assessment and Validation Underlying Competencies Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving Behavioural Characteristics Business Knowledge Communication Skills Interaction Skills Software Applications
2536 Business Process Re-engineering for Competitive Advantage 21 hours The course will cover how to: Select, organise and implement a business re-engineering project Achieve competitive advantage by capitalising on technology and the use of UML tools Maximise customer satisfaction by matching process design to customer needs Identify typical symptoms of business process dysfunction Redesign workflow and structure successfully within the business Ensure best practice through the application of business patterns Introduction and Overview The what and why of business process re-engineering (BPR) Maximising competitive advantage through radical redesign The need for re-engineering Determining what re-engineering is and is not Focusing on the business process Achieving cost reduction and revenue generation goals Applying the proven CLAMBRE/UML framework for re-engineering Modelling standards: UML and BPMN Customers vs. stakeholders Identifying activities and information structure Creative right-brain thinking Targeting the Customer Exploring the customer interface Expanding customer roles with aggregation Refining customer types using generalisation Establishing an accurate customer profile Documenting customer values and needs Service provision vs. product supply Evaluating customer satisfaction: quality, flexibility, speed, cost, service Categorising customer relationships using the PRIDE checklist Assessing how effectively the business process meets customer needs Modelling the Business Process Pinpointing processes for re-engineering Uncovering core business processes Choosing suitable metrics to assess process performance Detecting business process antipatterns Presenting findings to senior management Describing worker roles and responsibilities Identifying anomalies in worker roles using cross-reference matrices Mapping a business process using UML activity diagrams Partitioning activities between roles Analysing the Business Process Detailing business processes Selecting appropriate UML tools Scoping the process with UML use case diagrams Pinpointing key business actors Modelling alternative workflows Capturing ineffective business activities Exploring the business structure Revisiting organisation infrastructure Mapping information using class diagrams UML business stereotypes Designating process architecture with communication diagrams Removing restrictive structures Redesigning the Business Process Maximising the benefits of information technology Web-enabled technology Interaction through social spaces Designing future-proof business systems Business intelligence solutions Enterprise Information Systems Redefining customer-process boundaries Adapting the business process to benefit specific customer types Integrating and capitalising on technology opportunities Personalising the process Meeting and exceeding customer expectations Creating the new process using best business practice Incorporating business patterns Resolving process anomalies Comparing strategic alternatives Ensuring durable, reliable information management Rolling Out the Re-engineered Process Re-educating the workforce Linking metrics with customer satisfaction Supporting ongoing process improvement Monitoring and measuring results Demonstrating success
2537 Introduction to Business Analysis: Defining Successful Projects 21 hours This course will show you how to: Perform key functions of the business analyst by applying a solid business analysis framework Conduct a business needs analysis to elicit stakeholder requirements Apply business analysis techniques to identify key problems and potential opportunities in your enterprise Create effective requirements and communication plans Analyse and specify requirements using industry best practices Manage solution assessment and validation Defining Business Analysis Overview of the business analysis discipline Key roles and responsibilities Distinguishing between business analysis and other related disciplines Introducing the business analysis framework The framework and the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Industry best practice from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Capturing Business Requirements through Elicitation Gathering business needs at the organisational or department levels Performing needs analysis Choosing the best elicitation technique Soliciting enterprise-level contextual analysis using strategic, tactical and operational tools Identifying the nine elicitation techniques Verifying the necessary steps to gather information Recording and confirming elicitation results Conducting Enterprise Analysis Analysing the business landscape Categorizing and prioritizing business needs and issues using affinity diagrams Assessing business capabilities and gaps Detecting problems and finding opportunities Exposing root causes of problems Finding opportunities for growth Identifying elements of the initial solution scope Developing action-oriented business initiatives to address business needs and opportunities Measuring the feasibility of options 2x2 analysis grid Prioritization matrices Anticipating project benefits and costs Documenting critical project parameters Building SMART project objectives Specifying critical project elements and deliverables Planning and Monitoring the Business Analysis Process Planning for requirements analysis Documenting assumptions, ground rules and templates Producing a requirements development plan to guide and manage the process Building the communication plan Performing stakeholder analysis Identifying key stakeholders Analysing the impact stakeholders have on a project Developing a change management process Baselining your plan Following the defined change management process Managing the change control process Managing and Communicating Requirements Analysing requirements Verifying, prioritising and organising requirements Specifying the requirements document Identifying key relationships using traceability Executing the communication plan Addressing common pitfalls typically encountered during requirements development Validating the requirements document with key stakeholders Managing stakeholder agreement and conflict Assessing and Validating Solutions Allocating requirements Optimising business value Evaluating dependencies between the individual requirements Assessing organisational readiness Identifying organisational capability gaps Defining business and technical organisational impacts Developing Business Analysis Competencies Going beyond the mechanics of analysis Applying the IIBA® Business Analysis Competency framework
2551 Business Process Modelling in BPMN 2.0 21 hours This course has been created for anyone responsible for modelling processes in BPMN 2.0. It focuses on practical aspects of all BPMN 2.0 specification as well as implementations of common patterns. It is a series of short lectures followed by exercises: the delegates will have a problem described in English, and will have to create a proper diagram for each problem. After that, the diagrams will be discussed and assessed by the group and the trainer. This course focuses on understand the BPMN diagrams but also covers basic part of the execution part of BPMN. BPMN 2.0 in context of Business Process Management Process modeling versus process execution Business Process Management Suites and their conformance with BPMN 2.0 Processes and their connection to the company strategies and policies Process goal and metrics Process context Modelling Styles Modelling Workflows (Private Process) Modelling Business Participants Interactions (Public Process) Modelling Choreographies Basic BPMN Symbols in Examples Artifacts, Error, Escalation, Events, Expressions Flow Element, Flow Element Containers Gateways, Message, Sequence Flow Process Design Activities Resource Assignment Performer Tasks Human Interactions Sub-Process Loops Gateways Modeling Collaboration Pool, Participants and Lanes Message Flow Using Participants Using Choreography Diagram Data Data Modeling Data Store Example of Data Execution Events Concepts Start and End Events Intermediate Events Event Definitions Handling Events Scopes Compensation Compensation Handler Compensation Triggering Relationship between Error Handling and Compensation
2569 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design using UML 21 hours This course is intended for analysts, designers, developers, testers and project managers. It is an introduction to system modeling using UML. Based on selected systems (case study) following phases of system modeling are presented: from modeling requirements, through business process modeling and documentation of functional and non-functional requirements, to the analytical model. The next step is the design phase - static and dynamic modeling using project classes and the interaction between the system components. Training can be the basis for a comprehensive process modeling in enterprise systems through the use of UML in all phases of software development. Introduction to UML A brief History of UML Overview of issues in the field of object-oriented modeling UML Specification (OMG) UML diagrams overview Requirements management Requirements Types Requirements Categories (FURPS) Methods for gathering requirements Modeling requirements using UML The relationship matrix for the requirements Creating a requirements specification Modeling business processes Activity Diagram Business process modeling in UML The definition of a business process Concurrent flows and decisions Exceptions and Exception Handling Partitions, path Modeling non-functional requirements Components and Deployment diagrams The initial architecture of the system - logical and physical Modeling requirements for security, performance, reliability, ... Modeling functional requirements Modeling functionality with the Use Case diagram Determining the scope of the system Actors and the relationships between them Identifying use cases Association "actor - use case" and its properties The relationship between use cases: include, extend, generalization Creating a use case scenarios and generate diagrams from them (activity, state machine) Analytical model of the system Using communication diagram to identify the main system objects The types of messages: asynchronous, synchronous, reply Specify the numbering sequence of messages Categories of objects: Boundary, Control and Entity Introduction to the project system Modeling the interaction Static Modeling Class Diagram and source code generation Association relationship and its characteristics. Other relationships: aggregation, composition, generalization, dependency, association class Forward/Reverse engineering Generating source code from the model Generating diagram based on the source code Synchronizing code and diagram Object Diagrams, Composite Structure Diagrams, and Package Diagrams Dynamic Modeling Verification of the static model Clarification of method signatures Verification of the class diagram The dynamic modeling at the level of method calls Diagrams: Sequence, State Machine, Timing, and Interaction
2615 BPM Essentials 21 hours This BPM training will teach you how to automate and manage a broad range of business workflows. We will examine the automation steps within a typical process in which work items are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of business rules. You will obtain first hand guidance on automated monitoring best practices as well as tips and tricks for efficient governance practices. At course completion,you will be able to: Understand the key terms and concepts in BPM Use major methodologies and techniques for implementing BPM Define the various technologies that support BPM Learn to discriminate between process and rules requirements Map written business cases into process areas and rule sets Understand variations in strategies between rules-centric and process centric approaches Develop business intelligence from process description & rule sets Define rules interfaces that are truly flexible Re-engineer existing system and data process for increased IT productivity Understand agility metrics Introduction Course Objectives Lesson Review Why BPM? Topology of a SOA reference architecture BPM Vendors overview Positioning of vendor tools BPM Overview BPM vs BPMS When to choose a BPMS IT and business must work hand in hand Matching the right technology to your problem Adopting a development model Overview of a BPM system Architecture of a BPM System EAI and B2B aspects Topology and scalability Design tools Deployment tools Monitoring and management The process engine Process definition repository Transaction manager Connector framework Administering Processes using Process Monitoring Managing a BPEL Process Platform Administration Interfacing with BAM (business activity monitoring) What about BAS? (business activity services) Adding a Notification to a Process Selecting a Notification Channel Adapter support in a BPMS Adapters for a standards-based environment Selecting an adapter service Configuring a File adapter Supported and bundled adapters The adapter framework OEM adapters Core BPMS features and Interfaces Repository support Database support The Adapter SDK The level of required customisation WS-* standards support Involvement of development languages Java EE containers or .Net? Human workflow solutions BPM as enabler of SOA: Key components Application frontends Basic Services The value of an ESB Using a Repository Increased agility for the business The BPM Board Distributing technology white papers Controlling & measuring improvement processes Managing the repository Setup of a quality gateway The 4 pillars of success Governance and Business strategy The personal perspective Innovation, growth and flexibility Convincing the CEO,CIO, and Business units The past: data/functions vs objects & services The future: core business logic vs process control logic Design implications for Architects Alignment of Business and IT Business Rules Motivations for BRs Basic Concepts Rule Maturity Model (KPI RMM™) KPI STEP™ Principles New Roles of Business and I/T The Business Focus in Business Rules When is a BR Approach Appropriate? New Aspects for Scoping a BR Project Key Elements of a BR Project Plan The Role of a BR Pilot Overview of Mining BRs from Code Choosing the right approach Start at the beginning: the business Definition of business competencies Identifying differentiators and overhead From requirements to components What components should be re-usable? Architecture requirements Reaching vendor independence Roadmap to enterprise renovation Continuous improvements
1938 UML Analysis and Design 21 hours This course has been created for software architects, programmers, software developers, project managers, analysts and anyone interested in understanding analysis and designing in UML. The course shows how to analyse clients' needs, formalize them in UML diagrams, create a model and ultimately design the implementation of the software. This is a general course covering all aspects of UML. Please browse our catalogue to see more specific courses. This course uses the newest version of the standard (http://www.omg.org/spec/UML) and is taught by an OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP) trainer. There are no specific tools for this course, each of the delegates can use their favourite tool. By default, Sparx Enterprise Architect is used. Introduction to Modelling Models and Modelling Idea of meta-modelling UML documentation Inheritance Analysis and Design Actors and Use Cases Class and Object Diagrams Classes, objects, types of relations Object and Class Relationships Association, Aggregation, Composition Inheritance Dependency Interaction Communication diagram Interaction overview diagram Sequence diagram Timing diagrams Activity Diagrams State Diagrams Packages Component and Deployment Workshop From Analysis to Implementation Introduction to design patterns

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