Do you want to learn more about BPM skills in 2020? Part 3 of the post is waiting for you!
January is often time when we come up with resolutions for a new year. While it is easy to decide that we want to change something, change will not happen unless we start doing something differently.
That’s why, like in the past years, I prepared for you post with suggestion regarding skills which will be useful for process professionals.
Every year is a chance to learn (and use in practice) something new. I believe in learning from the best – this is why on this blog you can find world-class BPM experts sharing their knowledge with you 🙂
I think that one of the best sources of knowledge about Business Process Management is the “Fundamentals of BPM” book along with the MOOC courses based on it.
You may recall from my post “Back to school 2019: free online courses for BPM professionals” that while awesome MOOC course “Fundamentals of BPM” (run till 2017 by QUT) is not available anymore in an interactive form, video recordings are available.
Professor Marcello La Rosa kindly allowed me to present them in a form more convenient than the original PDF (available on http://fundamentals-of-bpm.org/mooc/).
Below you can find links to pages with videos.
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First part of the series covered simple case of sequential processes.
Now, it’s time to move to something more complicated and useful in real-life scenarios: handling various process paths with gateways. This part will show you how tokens behave in processes with XOR (exclusive) gateways.
Recently I had a chance to discuss concept of token in BPMN with my students and thought you may also find this topic interesting.
So, first of all – what is a token? As opposed to other elements of BPMN like Tasks, Events or Gateways, tokens do not have visualizations.
Specification defines Token as: “a theoretical concept that is used as an aid to define the behavior of a Process that is being performed”.
Previous post about BPMN MIWG demo from 2018 showed you how to use Data Objects in practice. But, as you know, plain Data Objects and Data Stores are not everything you can do with data in BPMN.
That’s why our next capability demo which took part on June 17th 2019 during Object Management Group conference in Amsterdam covered other types of Data Objects. However this was not everything as we covered too other more advanced BPMN aspects.
For many people BPMN is only about modelling process flows. However there are also elements, which allow you to show the data perspective: Data Objects.
They were one of the main topics of the BPMN Model Interchange Working Group demonstration in December 2018 in Seattle and will appear again in June 2019 demonstration in Amsterdam.