Business Process Modeling, Management, and Mining
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Business Process Modeling, Management, and Mining

visual lecture notes

About the Book

These are the revised and illustrated notes of the BPM3 lecture of the Master in Management and Informatics held at the Faculty of Informatics and Economics at USI Lugano, Switzerland during the Spring of 2020.

The book already includes all slides and the script for all lectures:

  1. Introduction
  2. Modeling
  3. BPMN
  4. Mining
  5. Improvement
  6. Simulation
  7. Automation

About the Author

Cesare Pautasso
Cesare Pautasso

Cesare Pautasso is full professor at the Software Institute at USI, Lugano, Switzerland. Previously he was a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Lab. His research group focuses on the Architecture, design and engineering of next-generation Web information systems. He is the co-author of the book "SOA with REST" (2012), "Just Send an Email: Anti-Patterns for Email-Centric Organizations" (2015), the "BPMN Sketch Miner" (2019), "Software Architecture: visual lecture notes" (2020), "Business Process Modeling, Management and Mining: visual lecture notes" (2021), and "Beautiful APIs" (2021).

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Processes Everywhere
      • Business Process
      • Process Activities
      • Processes not needed:
    • 1 Person, 1 Time, 1 Hour
    • Organizational Charts
      • Coordinating Mechanism
    • Standard Processes
    • Examples
    • BPMN Example
    • BPMN Example
    • BPM Lifecycle
    • Automation
      • email-centric organization
      • data-centric organization
      • process-centric organization
    • IT Trends
      • References
    • BPM Value
  • Modeling
    • BPM Goals
    • Success
    • Processes
    • Dysfunctional?
      • Business Process Re-Engineering, Continuous Process Improvement
    • Workflow
    • Who does what when
      • People and Processes
      • Resources and Roles
      • Who's responsible?
      • Representing Roles
        • Private vs. Public Processes
    • Activities
    • Events
      • Catch vs. Throw
    • Control Flow
    • Gateways
      • Control Flow vs. Message Flow
      • Process Modeling Process
      • Next Steps
        • Representing who does what when
      • References
  • BPMN
    • Human Tasks
    • Messaging Tasks
    • Automated Tasks
    • Control Flow Gateways
      • XOR Gateway
      • Branch Conditions
      • AND Gateway
      • Deadlock
      • Lack of Synchronization
      • Loop
      • Livelock
      • OR Gateway
        • Gateway Comparison
        • OR Gateway Equivalent Semantics
        • OR Gateway Equivalent Semantics (Solution)
      • Which kind of gateway?
      • Event Gateway
        • Event Gateway Example
    • Events
      • Messaging Events
      • Messages vs. Signals
      • Timer Events
      • Error Events
      • Terminate Events
      • Escalation Events
      • Link Events
    • Data
      • Data Flow
    • Sub Process
      • Call Activity
      • Boundary Events
      • Interrupting
      • Non-Interrupting
      • Interrupting Boundary Event
      • Non-Interrupting Boundary Event
      • Time Boundary Events
      • Boundary Events
      • Compensation Events
        • Which type of event?
      • References
  • Mining
    • Modeling vs Mining
    • Discovery Goals
      • What to identify?
        • Discovery Gap
      • Process Mining Steps
      • Logging
        • Log Granularity
        • Where to find events?
        • Mining Outcome
    • Process Mining Algorithm
      • Assumptions
      • Event Timestamps
      • Basic Mining Algorithm
      • Concrete event log
      • Abstract event log
      • Abstract Log Analysis
      • Order Relationship
      • Causality Relationship
      • Parallelism Relationship
      • No-Direct-Succession Relationship
      • Footprint Matrix
      • Control flow reconstruction
      • Simple Mining Algorithm Summary
      • Challenges
      • Underfitting vs. Overfitting
    • References
  • Improvement
    • Metrics Tradeoff
      • Time
      • External Quality
      • Internal Quality
      • Costs
      • Flexibility
        • Focused Improvement
    • Improvement
      • How to redesign?
      • Starting point?
    • Improvement Heuristics
      • Task Elimination
        • Task Elimination Example
      • Resequencing
      • Triage
      • Handover Reduction
        • Handover Reduction example
      • Task Composition
      • Task Decomposition
      • Task Parallelization
        • Task Parallelization Performance
      • Optimize Communication
      • Direct Information Access
      • The Complete Kit
      • Outsourcing
        • What to outsource?
        • To outsource or not to outsource?
        • Where to outsource?
      • Self Service
      • Crowdsourcing
      • Process Standardization
      • Process Specialization
      • Trust
      • Lack of Trust: Overhead
    • Improvement Heuristics Summary
      • Peak Survival Tips
      • Improvement Fail Factors
      • Improvement Success Factors
      • Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted
      • Better than the Best
      • References
  • Simulation
    • Process Simulation Goals
    • Process Simulator
      • Annotated Process Model
      • Signavio Simulator - BPMN Constructs
        • Estimating the Process Execution Time
        • Running the simulation
        • Simulation Results
      • References
  • Automation
    • Automation Goals
      • Automation Advantages
      • Automation Disdvantages
      • Business -- IT Gap
    • Overview
      • Reference Architecture
      • Two-level Programming
      • SOA = BPM + WS
        • Choreography
        • Orchestration
        • Composition
      • Megaprogramming
    • Process-aware Software
      • Robotic Process Automation
      • Software Connectors
        • Connectors and Processes
    • Internal Engine Architecture
      • Resource Selection
        • Resource-Task Relationship
      • Correlation
        • Process Identification
      • How long does it take?
      • Types of Process Engines
        • Commercial Engines
        • Open Source Engines
      • References

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