PV207 Business Process Management

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/1/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jiří Kolář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lubomír Dočkal (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Daniel Tovarňák, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Mgr. Anton Giertli (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lubomír Hruban (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lukáš Smiga (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Eva Hladká, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Mon 12:00–13:50 D2
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PV207/01_CZECH: Mon 14:00–14:50 B130, J. Kolář
PV207/02_ENGLISH: Mon 15:00–15:50 B130, J. Kolář
A Basic knowledge of Business analysis and architecture of Information Systems, basics knowledge of Web Services and some high-level programming language (Java, .NET), English
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 75 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/75, only registered: 0/75, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/75
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main goal of the course is an introduction to essentials of Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-oriented Architecture. BPM is a complex discipline on the edge of Management and Information System development. Students will get familiar with most important concepts of BPM and related BPMS platforms including most recent standards for process modeling (BPMN 2.0), process execution, business rules and human interaction with processes. Both open-source and commercial BPMS are presented and utilized for team projects during the course (IBM BPM, jBPM, Bonita, BizAgi BPM etc.). Important part of the course is a comprehensive team project, where students practice their acquired knowledge.
  • List of lectures and seminars:
  • Lecture: Organisation
  • Lecture: General BPM
  • Seminar-session: BPMS BizAgi demo - showcast
  • Lecture: BPMS + SOA, Teambuliding,
  • Seminar-session: BPMS BizAgi - hands-on,Teambuliding
  • Lecture: BPM adoption methodologies, Domain analysis
  • Seminar-session: Domain & process analysis exercise,
  • Lecture: BPMN basics , Homework assignment
  • Seminar-session: BPMN modeling, Level 1
  • Lecture: BPMN advanced & other process modeling, Level 2,3 Homework assignment
  • Seminar-session: BPMN modeling
  • Lecture: Best Practices, Petri nets
  • Seminar-session: BPMN best practices/Level 3, Homework consutlations
  • Lecture: BPMS Technology - jBPM
  • Seminar-session: Homeworks, jBPM
  • Lecture: BPMS Technology - IBM BPM
  • Seminar-session: Hands-on technology
  • Lecture: Intermezzo, Q&A, Common Mistakes
  • Seminar-session: IBM BPM Hands-on technology
  • Lecture: Bizagi - process execution
  • Seminar-session: Bizagi
  • Lecture: Project consultations,
  • Seminar-session: Project consultations
  • Defenses
    recommended literature
  • Mike Havey: Essential Business Process Modeling, O'Reilly, August 2005
  • BPMN Method and Style: A levels-based methodology for BPM process modeling and improvement using BPMN 2.0, 2009, ISBN 0982368100
  • Process Mapping, Process Improvement and Process Management , 2005, ISBN 1932828044
  • Thomas Erl: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology and Design, Prentice Hall PTR, August, 2005
  • BPM: Concepts, Languages, Architectures by Mathias Weske , 2007, ISBN 3540735216
    not specified
  • Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, 2010, ISBN 0470230592
  • Business Process Management: The Third Wave, 2006, 0929652347
  • Business Process Management with a Business Rules Approach: Implementing The Service Oriented Architecture , 2007, 1419673688
  • The Microguide to Process Modeling in BPMN , ISBN 1419693107
  • The Art of Business Process Modeling: The Business Analyst's Guide to Process Modeling with UML & BPMN ,2010, ISBN 1450541666
  • Ben Margolis: SOA for the Business Developer: Concepts, BPEL, and SCA, Mc Press, May 2007
  • BPMN 2.0, 2010, ISBN 3839149851
  • BPMN 2.0 Handbook, 2010, ISBN 0981987036
Teaching methods
lectures, practical seminaries, homework, group projects, presentations of practitioners
Assessment methods
Students elaborate several homeworks, group project focused on the end-to-end implementation of a BPM-based system, present results of the team project during their oral exam. Last part of the evaluation is a multiple choice test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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