3403775: Business process analysis

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:113.0 L / 85.0 h
Self-directed study time:215.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


  • Introduction to business process analysis
  • Business process modeling
  • Tools and simulations
  • Process architectures and reference models
  • Process design and re-design
  • Process flow analysis

Please note: The first three days of the module will be an off-site event with overnight stay. You will have to pay the cost for the overnight stay in advance at the institute's administraiton office.

Further information will be sent to you by the lecturers Hagen Pöhnert and Dr. Ed Weiss

Learning Outcomes

Students know, understand, and apply the central concepts and methods of business process analysis (BPA) and understand the role of BPA in the context of business process management (BPM). Specifically:

  • Students are able to identify the relevance of BPA in different contexts and to delineate the concept of BPA from other approaches, for instance, requirements engineering.

  • Students explain the notion of a business processes.

  • Students know and apply prominent business process modeling grammars.

  • Students design and redesign business processes.

  • Students simulate business processes.

  • Students analyze process flows and identify process improvements.



  • PWW-MA_Business Process Analysis (WS 12/13, in Bewertung)