3603775: Process Analysis

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Semester:WS 13/14
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)


The module provides an introduction to process analysis.


  • Introduction to Process Analysis
  • Process Modelling (Petri-Nets, UML, EPC, BPMN)
  • Process Design and Redesign
  • Process Simulation
  • Process Flow Analysis

Additional information for the current semester: 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


    • explain the concept of business process management (BPM)
    • describe the concept of a business process
    • describe the goals of process analysis
    • explain how processes can be modelled
    • summarize key principles of good process modelling
    • explain how processes can be analysed
    • explain how processes can be redesigned
    • explain the role of simulation in process analysis
    • understand a real-world modelling case
    • develop process frameworks
    • model processes using different modelling grammars
    • analyse processes and identify potentials for improvement
    • redesign processes and develop recommendations for a real-world case

Lectures Method

The module integrates theoretical knowledge and practical skills with the following components:

  • Lecture with interactive elements and teaching cases
  • Seminar based on a real-world case

The objective of the Process Analysis seminar is the practical application of methods taught in the Process Analysis lecture.

The e-learning platform Moodle will be used throughout the course for the dissemination of course material and discussions.


The students will be provided with the lecture slides and supporting materials throughout the course.


Dumas, M., La Rosa, M., Menlding, J., Reijers, H. (2013). Fundamentals of Business Process Management. Berlin: Springer.


  • PWW-MA_Process Analysis (WS 13/14, bewertet)