5108143: C15 Process Implementation

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Semester:SS 21
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:56.0 L / 52.5 h
Self-directed study time:127.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)


Short description
The course covers conceptual foundations, methods, and technologies for implementing and managing business processes with the help of IT. In particular, students will learn how to automate and monitor software-based business processes and mine process execution logs.


  • Petri-net foundations of process automation
  • Business process management systems
  • Process mining

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning objectivesStudents know and understand foundational concepts and methods of process automation (workflow management)Students know and understand foundational concepts and methods of process miningStudents design and develop executable business processesStudents apply analytical techniques to mine business process logs


Lectures Method

  • The module integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills based on an interactive lecture. The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.


Compulsory reading

  • Dumas, M., La Rosa, M., Mendling, J., Reijers, H. (2018). Fundamentals of Business Process Management. Second Edition. Berlin: Springer.

Further reading
  • Ter Hofstede, A., Van der Aalst, W., Adams, M., Russell, N. (2010). Modern Business Process Automation. Berlin: Springer.
  • Van der Aalst, W. (2011). Process Mining: Discovery, Conformance and Enhancement of Business Processes. Berlin: Springer.

Exam Modalities

Written exam (90min)


  • PWW-MA_Enterprise Architecture Management SE (SS 21, verworfen)