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BPA Practitioner's Course
This online video tutorial teaches you a comprehensive knowledge of Process Analysis using a Customer Event Driven methodology. It teahces the skills necessary to analyze and produce a Business Process Model with support specifications for your organization using practical in-depth examples and graphics.
The Goals and Context of Business Process Analysis
Why Perform Analysis
Degrees of Analysis
Ways to View an Organization
Goal of Business Process Analysis (BPA)
The Context of Analysis
Definitions of Key Terms in Process Analysis
The Analysts Role
Helpful Skills for the Process Analyst
Starting an Analysis effort off right
The Concept of Events
What is an Event in the Business World?
Discerning an Organization’s Core Business
Discerning the Business Policy Layer
Discerning the Technology/Customer Interface Layer
Summary of an Event’s reaction as a 3 tiered structure
Events - the Core of Every Organization
Dis-Covering the Organization’s Real Business
Everything We See Is a Design
How we Perpetuate Old Designs
Finding the Essential Business
Historical Event Reaction Fragmentation
Business Processing Overgrowth
Business Data Overgrowth
Organizational Structure Overgrowth
The Nature of Systems
A Fundamental Characteristic of All Systems
Example of an Environmental Stimulus-Response System
Example of a Biological Stimulus-Response System
Example of an Organizational Stimulus-Response System
Separating Stimulus-Response Structures
The Need for Organizational Models
Why we use Models
Models for Analysis
What Analysis Models Capture
Sample of Two Established Analysis Models
Overview of Business Process Analysis
Definition of Business Process Analysis
Sample Process Analysis Model
Sample Analysis Data Definition
Sample Analysis Process Definition
A Complete Business Process Analysis Specification
The Process Analysis Methodology
Detailed Business Process Modeling
Typical Symbols used for Process Modeling
Modeling External Interfaces
Modeling Data and Control Flows
Modeling Stimulus and Non-Stimulus Flows
Modeling Diverging and Converging Data Flows
Modeling Processes
The Three Allowable Process Types on an Analysis Model
Modeling Stored Data
An Additional Helpful Modeling Symbol
Summary of the Rules for Process Model Symbols
A Sample Event-Driven Process Model
The Best Way to Produce an Event Driven Process Model
Specifying Business Policy - Process Specifications
Completing Analysis and Beginning Design
A Logical Conclusion for the Organization
Assessing the Evolutionary Development Stage of the Organization
Essential Components of the Organization’s Documentation
Data and Process Integrity across the Organization
Process and Data Reusability – Development Efficiency
Benefits of Business Engineering
Benefits of Implementing an Event-Driven Compartment
Ultimate Benefits to a Customer Event-Driven Organization
Event-Driven Implementation Strategies
Process Analysis Event-Driven Implementation - Strategy 1
Process Analysis Event-Driven Implementation - Strategy 2
Examples of Progressive Event-Driven Implementations
Event Types and Event Modeling
Identifying our Event Context
The Different “Flavors” of Events
Definition of a Business Event
Definition of a Dependent Event
Definition of a Regulatory Event
Definition of a System Event
Definition of a Strategic Event
Summary of Event Types
The Organization’s “Event Horizon”
Handling Complexity with Leveled Models
Naming of Data and Processes at Different Levels
The Lowest Level Process Model
Unnecessary Process Leveling and Subdividing
Finding Reusable Processes
An Example of a Leveled Event Reaction Model
Applying Data Conservation to Detailed Models
The Important Levels of an Analysis Process Model
Why We Need Stored Data
Problems with Old Data Files
Essential versus Non-Essential Stored Data
Seeing through the Design of Existing Files
Gathering Information Requirements from Existing Files
A Model for Stored Data
The Need for Two Analysis Models
The Link between Process Models and Data Models
Capturing Essential Business Data
What Data Need to be Defined
Analysis versus Design Data Definitions
The Importance of Consistent Data Element Naming
Sample Standard Naming Convention
A Sample Concise Data Dictionary Notation
Example of a Complete Data Dictionary Entry
Additional Notations for Data Clarification
Data Aggregates versus Data Elements
Identifying Reusable Data Element Groups
A Comprehensive Data Element Specification
Drilling-down to Detail using the Process Model
Specifying Detailed Processing
Methods of Specification
Capturing Business Processing/Policy
Overcoming Complex Processing
Using Decision Tables to Obtain Accurate Policy
Sample Decision Table
Capturing Precise Policy using Structured English
Example of a Formal and Informal Process Specification
Un-Fragmenting an Event Reaction
Beware of False Time and Date Stimuli (Design Trap #1)
Beware of Fragmented Data Processes (Design Trap #2)
Beware of Bundled Event Stimuli (Design Trap #3)
Beware of Historical Events (Design Trap # 4)
Data Problems with Fragmented Event Reactions
Result of Un-Fragmenting Event Reactions
Using Business Events to Drive Associated Events
The Complete Business Process Analysis Specification
Completing the Analysis Specification
Identifying Functional Design Boundaries
Identifying the Automation Boundary
Using the Analysis Flows to Identify Interfaces in Design
Supporting the New Design
Forming Event-Driven Compartments
Implementing Event–Driven Compartment Teams
Implementing Event Reactions in a Restrictive Environment
Un-fragmenting Event Reactions from the Old Design
Leveling/Subdividing Process Models
Defining the Data via a Data Dictionary
Modeling Stored Data – Data-at-rest
This practitioner’s tutorial teaches a detailed knowledge of how to analyze the Business Processing aspects of an organization.

The subject matter is also known in the technical world as Business Process Analysis, which is an essential part of what’s known as Business Process Improvement and Business Process Management.

Analysis is the most important technical task in business improvement and done correctly will provide the most benefits and insights for any business.

This detailed course teaches you a mastery of Business Process Analysis using Customer-Focused concepts and its result, which is a Business Process Analysis Specification. That specification captures the Essential Business Processing and Workflow in an organization or business area.

At the end of the course you should be able to use your skills to analyze a business and recommend a new, efficient, implementation structure for the business that no competing organization can beat.

There are many real world examples used throughout this material.

The methodology presented in this tutorial can be used to analyze any sized organization.

There are no prerequisites for this material (except an open mind for innovative ideas).
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Specifying and Partitioning Event Reactions
Definition and Partitioning of an Event Reaction
Naming Events
The Six Important Components of an Event Reaction
Definition of the Six Components of an Event Reaction
Separating Events to Avoid Complexity
Seamless Event Reaction Partitioning
Benefits of Partitioning by Event Reactions
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