PV165 Process Management

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
RNDr. Jaroslav Ráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ján Hrivňák (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Josef Spurný, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dalibor Toth (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Jaroslav Ráček, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
The basic knowledge of software engineering principles and techniques.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 90 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/90, only registered: 0/90, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/90
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to understand the process management and workflow systems;
to learn to plan, execute and monitor business processes;
to learn to estimate, control and optimize the process time, cost and quality.
Learning outcomes
Students will understand the basic concepts and principles of business process management. At the end of the course, the student will be able to design a simple process structure that he / she can develop and optimize in terms of time and cost.
  • History, Process Management, Business Processes.
  • Workflow, Workflow System, Workflow Reference Model.
  • Workflow Enactment Service (WES).
  • Workflow Application Programming Interface & Interchange (WAPI).
  • Process Definition Tools (PDT), Workflow Process Model.
  • User and Application Interfaces and Communication.
  • Communication with other Workflow Systems.
  • Administration and Monitoring.
  • Process Efficiency Determination.
  • Process Simulation.
  • Process Optimisation, CPI, BPR.
  • BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation).
  • BPEL (Business Process Execution Language).
  • Using UML for Process Modeling.
  • CASE Tools of Process Modeling.
  • Commercial Workflow Products.
  • Workflow Standards.
  • Workflow Application Development, Project Management.
  • FIALA, Josef and Jan MINISTR. Průvodce analýzou a modelováním procesů. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, 2003. 109 s. ISBN 8024805006. info
  • Workflow handbook 2004 : published in association with the workflow management coalition. Edited by Layna Fischer. Lighthouse Point: Future strategies, 2004. 381 s. ISBN 0970350961. info
  • RÁČEK, Jaroslav, Jan MINISTR and Josef FIALA. Monitoring workflow systémů veřejné správy (Monitoring of administrative workflow systems). In Firma a konkurenční prostředí 2005. Brno: KONVOJ, 2005. p. 65-75. ISBN 80-7302-097-1. info
  • RÁČEK, Jaroslav. Workflow správních procesů v oblasti životního prostředí. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, Fakulta informatiky, 2002. 152 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, group projects.
Assessment methods
Final written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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