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Home > Training > SOA for Business Analysts > Fundamentals of WebSphere Business Modeler Training

Fundamentals of WebSphere Business Modeler Training

Course#: WA1443

The objective is to learn to model business processes, understand and define the various roles and responsibilities in business processes, perform analysis and generate reports using WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced edition.

Topics
 
  • Introduction to Business Process Modeling
  • IBM Tooling
  • Using WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced edition
  • Case Study
  • Model Elements
  • Process modeling
  • Advanced Model Elements
  • Process modeling advanced
  • Process simulation
  • Analysis
  • Reporting functions
  • Versioning projects
 
Audience  
 

This course is intended for people who will model business processes using the IBM WebSphere Business Modeler Advanced v6 tool.

  • Managers
  • Business analysts
 
 
Prerequisites  
  None  
 
Duration  
  Three days.

Outline of WA1443 Fundamentals of WebSphere Business Modeler Training

1. Introduction to Business Process Modeling

 
  • What is a Business Process
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Why Do BPM?
  • Who are the Stakeholders?
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • What s a Service?
  • Example Services
  • Service Relationships / Roles
  • Need for Integration
  • SOA and Business Process
  • Example Business Process
  • SOA & Business Process
  • Challenges in Process Implementation
  • Process Challenges, (con d)
 

2. IBM Tools for BPM

 
  • Tools Coverage
  • WebSphere Business Modeler v6
  • Views, Editors and Perspective
  • Basic Operations with Views and Perspectives
  • Key Features
  • WebSphere Process Server v6
  • WebSphere Integration Developer (WID) v6
  • SCA Basics
  • Wiring Example
  • Key Features of WID
  • Finding Support and Documentation
 

3. Using WebSphere Business Modeler

 
  • Installation Techniques
  • The Workspace
  • Launching WBM
  • The Business Modeling Perspective
  • Business Modeling Project
  • Catalog
  • Creating a Project
  • The Project Tree View
  • The File System Structure
  • Business Group
  • Creating a Business Group
  • Grouping Elements in a Business Group
  • Exporting Projects
  • Importing Projects
  • Creating a Business Process
  • The Process Editor
  • Common Elements
  • Designing Data Structure
  • Using Data From a Process
  • Locate Errors in the Process
  • Running Simulations
  • Viewing Results
  • Samples and Tutorials
 

4. Business Process Modeling Methodology

 
  • Stages of SOAD
  • Stage 1: Business Process Modeling
  • The Modeling Lifecycle
  • Use Cases
  • Classifying Use Cases
  • Use Case Modeling Steps
  • Finding Use Cases
  • Abstract Use Cases
  • Super Business Processes
  • Finding Actors
  • Finding Actors, (cont d)
  • Diagramming Use Cases
  • Example: Use Case Diagram in UML
  • Example: Purchase Goods Use Case
  • Modeling the Business Processes
  • Use Case and Business Process
  • Trading Partner Design Pattern
  • Define Performance Metrics
  • Deliver Process Model to Developers
  • Monitor KPIs
  • Best Practices
 

5. Case Study

 
  • Objectives
  • The Case Study
  • The Use Cases
  • UC 01 - Document the Job Description
  • UC 02 Get Budget Approval
  • UC 03 Search for Candidate and Filter
 

6. Model Element - Basic

 
  • Introduction
  • Business Item
  • Business Item Instance
  • Business Item Templates
  • Internal Representation of Business Items
  • Data Catalog
  • Creating Business Item Template
  • Creating Business Item
  • Creating Business Item Instance
  • Advanced Editing
  • Notification
  • Example
  • Creating a Notification
 

7. Process Modeling - Basic

 
  • Process
  • Task
  • Service
  • Repository
  • Creating a Global Process
  • Creating a Local Process
  • Re-using a Global Process
  • Creating Tasks
  • Converting Local to Global
  • Creating Services
  • The Start Node
  • The Stop and End Nodes
  • Connections
  • Working With Data
  • Process Data Input and Output
  • Working With Repository
  • Decision Elements
  • Adding a Simple Decision Node
  • Adding a Multiple Choice Decision Node
  • Fork
  • Merge
  • Join
  • Merge and Join Input Data
  • Loop Elements
  • For Loop
  • While Loop/Do While Loop
  • Adding Sequence to a Loop
  • Providing Input to a Loop Element
 

8. Advanced Model Elements

 
  • Resources
  • Resource Definition Template
  • Predefined Templates
  • Resource Catalog
  • Create a Resource Definition Template
  • Resource Definition
  • Create a Resource
  • Roles
  • Creating a Role
  • Specify Role for a Resource
  • Timetable
  • Exemption
  • Creating a Timetable
  • Setting Exemptions
  • Specify Availability
  • Cost
  • Enter Cost
  • Special Time Based Cost
  • Expressions
  • Expression Builder
  • Term Types
  • Operators
  • Creating Modeling Artifact Term
  • Creating a Literal Term
  • Creating a Function Term
  • Creating an Expression With Function Term
  • Creating Sub-expression Term
  • Rules
  • Organization and Location
  • Organization Catalog
  • Organization Definition Template and Definition
  • Organization Unit
  • Location Definition Template and Location Definition
  • Organization Structure
  • Creating a Structure
  • Category
  • Creating Structure Definition
 

9. Advanced Process Modeling

 
  • Element Input Details
  • Input Criteria
  • Input Constraints
  • Correlation
  • Modeling Correlation
  • Precondition
  • Output Details
  • Output Criteria
  • Post Condition
  • Specify Required Roles for a Task
  • Specify Resources
  • Color Code by Role or Resource
  • Specify Duration
  • Specify Cost and Revenue
  • Specify Organization and Location
  • Color Coding Based on Organization or Location
  • Classifier
  • Predefined Classifiers
  • Creating Custom Classifiers
  • Using Classifiers
  • Color Coding Using Classifier
  • Map Element
  • Adding a Map
  • Observer Element
  • Timer
  • Specify Timeout
  • Swimlane Layout
  • Business Modeling Modes
  • WebSphere Process Server Mode
  • WebSphere Process Server Mode Guidelines
  • Technical Attributes View
 

10. Process Simulation

 
  • What is Simulation?
  • Key Components
  • Tokens
  • Basic Simulation Methodology
  • Creating a Simulation Snapshot and Profile
  • Things to Remember
  • Profile Attributes
  • Profile Attributes for a Process
  • Specify Input Data to the Process
  • Profile Attributes for an Element
  • The Problem With Business Item Instance Output
  • Configuring Profile Attribute Defaults
  • Running Simulation
  • Simulation End Message
  • Configure Simulation Control
  • Viewing Statistics
  • Viewing Process Statistics
  • Viewing Task Statistics
  • Viewing Connection Statistics
  • Configure Statistics Display
 

11. Analyzing Process Models and Simulations

 
  • Introduction
  • Static Analysis of a Process Model
  • Activities by Classifier Analysis
  • Activities by Location Analysis
  • Activities by Organization Unit
  • Activity Cost and Duration Analysis
  • Activities Unable to Start Analysis
  • Activity Resource and Role Leveling Analysis
  • Throughput Analysis
  • Path Cycles Analysis
  • Paths Unable to be Followed Analysis
  • Static Analysis of the Model Elements
  • Role Cost Analysis
  • Role Cost Summary
  • Role Availability
  • Resource Analyses
  • Type Instance Matching
  • Matrix Analysis
  • Qualified Resources for Role
  • Simulation Profile Analysis
  • Profile Specification Analysis
  • Static Process Cases Summary Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Activity Cost
  • Activity Statistics
  • Activity Resource Allocation
  • Resource Usage
  • Process Case Analysis
  • Process Instance Summary
  • Comparative Analysis
 

12. Querying, Reporting and Printing

 
  • Objectives
  • Querying
  • Using Predefined Queries
  • Running Queries
  • Creating Queries - Manually
  • Creating Queries Manually Cont d
  • Running Queries Manually Cont d
  • Carrying out Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Data Sources
  • Formatting Reports
  • Report Templates
  • Documentation Reports
  • Dynamic Analysis Reports
  • Static Analysis Reports
  • Creating Report Templates
  • Specifying Page Attributes
  • Summary
 

13. Exporting Models

 
  • Objectives
  • The Need for Exporting Models
  • Export Formats
  • Exporting to WebSphere Business Modeler Project Format
  • Exporting to UML Business Modeling Profile Format
  • Exporting to WebSphere MQ Workflow v3.5
  • Exporting to WebSphere Business Integration Server Foundation
  • Exporting Business Items to Delimited Text Files
  • Exporting to WebSphere Business Modeler XML Format
  • Exporting to WebSphere Process Server
  • Summary
 

14. Versioning Projects

 
  • Objectives
  • The Need for Versioning
  • Software Configuration Management (SCM) Tools
  • Versioning WBM Projects
  • Adding CVS Repository Location
  • Adding Rational ClearCase Repository
  • Working with Repositories - Sharing Projects
  • Working with Repositories - Viewing Repository Projects
  • Working with Repositories - Checking Out Projects
  • Working with Repositories - Synchronizing Data
  • Working with Repositories - Disconnecting From Repository
  • Working with Repositories - Viewing Versions
  • Summary
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