• Fundamentals of business process managment
  • Process discovery
  • Process modeling (e.g., EPC, BPMN, Petri Nets)
  • Process analysis
  • Process simulation
  • Process automation 

Learning outcomes

After the course, the students will be able to do the following:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of business process management (e.g., processes, process orientation)
  • Identify and document core, management and support processes of organizations,
  • Assess process performance and identify potentials for improvement,
  • Use different methods and tools for business process modeling and evaluate the suitability of these for different application contexts, 
  • Describe the foundations of process simulation and apply corresponding software tools,
  • Explain and evaluate potential approaches to process automation with the help of information systems.
Course eligibility Optional
Presence of students On-campus

Compulsory readings

  • Dumas, M.; La Rosa, M.; Mendling, J.; Reijers, H.A. (2013) Fundamentals of Business Process Management, Springer
  • Freund, J. und Rücker, B. (2012) Praxishandbuch BPMN 2.0. 3., aktualisierte Auflage, Hanser.
  • Harmon, P. (2007) Business Process Change: A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals. 2. Auflage, MK/OMG Press.
  • Schmelzer, H. J. und Sesselmann, W. (2010) Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis: Kunden zufrieden stellen - Produktivität steigern - Wert erhöhen. 7. Auflage, Hanser Wirtschaft.