PV207 Business Process Management

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Jiří Kolář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lubomír Hruban (lecturer)
Mgr. Ivo Bek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lubomír Dočkal (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marián Macik (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lukáš Smiga (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Ing. Leonard Walletzký, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: Mgr. Jiří Kolář, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
( SEMESTR ( 3 )|| SEMESTR ( 4 )|| SEMESTR ( 5 )|| SEMESTR ( 6 )) && SOUHLAS
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 only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 75 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/75, only registered: 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.
Learning outcomes
Student will understand essentials of Business Process Management (BPM) and Service-oriented Architecture and will be able to consider these aspects whenever needed.
  • 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
  • Process Mapping, Process Improvement and Process Management , 2005, ISBN 1932828044
  • BPM: Concepts, Languages, Architectures by Mathias Weske , 2007, ISBN 3540735216
  • Thomas Erl: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology and Design, Prentice Hall PTR, August, 2005
  • BPMN Method and Style: A levels-based methodology for BPM process modeling and improvement using BPMN 2.0, 2009, ISBN 0982368100
    not specified
  • Ben Margolis: SOA for the Business Developer: Concepts, BPEL, and SCA, Mc Press, May 2007
  • Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems, 2010, ISBN 0470230592
  • 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
  • BPMN 2.0 Handbook, 2010, ISBN 0981987036
  • Business Process Management: The Third Wave, 2006, 0929652347
  • BPMN 2.0, 2010, ISBN 3839149851
  • Business Process Management with a Business Rules Approach: Implementing The Service Oriented Architecture , 2007, 1419673688
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
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
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 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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