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Learning to Use BPMN

With Process Modeler you now have everything you need to begin modeling your business processes in accordance with the latest version of this important standard.  Process Modeler Help explains what each of the shapes and symbols mean, but for most modelers getting acquainted with BPMN for the first time, this is not enough.  You need the big picture, an overall framework for turning a blank Visio page into a complete process model that can be shared across the business, shared between business and IT.  You need a step-by-step business-oriented methodology and principles of modeling style that will let your BPMN diagrams express your meaning clearly, standing on their own without additional documentation. - Your Learning Resource for BPMN

To support an efficient start with process modeling we recommend the hands-on BPMN training from BPMessentials is a joint venture of itp-commerce and Bruce Silver Associates.  Our BPMN training follows the approach of Bruce Silver’s book BPMN Method and Style, still the #1 BPMN book on Amazon. It teaches you a step-by-step methodology for Level 1 and Level 2 modeling. Level 1 uses a limited palette of BPMN shapes and symbols, yet provides a complete self-consistent framework for descriptive modeling, the kind typically done by business users for process documentation and qualitative analysis. Level 2 leverages an expanded palette, including intermediate events, for quantitative performance analysis using simulation or implementation design requirements. Level 2 modeling, used by business analysts and architects, can express fine details of exception handling, branching and merging patterns, and iteration. The Level 2 method and style are refinements of Level 1… so you don’t have to start over.

Here’s why our BPMN training is second to none:

In-Class Exercises
Hands-on with a leading BPMN tool!  Discussion of rules, methodology, and best practices, all available as online or class room training.

Post-Class Certification
Individualized feedback on post-class exercises.  60-day key to the tool included.  Certification of mastery of the material when both exercises are completed correctly.

Based on BPMN 2.0
The new version of the standard, just approved in OMG.  This is the best training available on BPMN 2.0.

Step by Step Method and Style… Aligned with the Book
And why wouldn’t it be?  Bruce Silver wrote the book as well as the BPMessentials training.  Learn a step-by-step methodology for going from a blank page to a complete diagram in a common language shared by business and IT.

It seems often easy to understand BPMN without any prior experience.  But go from this…

…to this real BPMN process

in a few short lessons.  Training is available in live classes, interactive virtual classroom over the Internet, or online/on-demand.  All forms of delivery share the same content, same exercises, same post-class certification.