The course begins with an overview of business process management and process modeling, emphasizing the concepts of reuse, ease of maintenance, and high-quality development strategies. You use the IBM Business Process Manager Standard V8.5 Process Designer component to create a business process definition (BPD) from business requirements that are identified during process analysis. You learn how to make team collaboration more efficient by enabling all team members to use standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) elements. BPMN elements make expressing and interpreting business requirements consistent throughout the business process management lifecycle.

The course continues with an overview of the architecture of IBM Business Process Manager V8.5, and describes the use of process applications and toolkits within the tool. You create business objects and variables, implement gateways, and enable team lanes to demonstrate process flow on your diagrams. You build customized user interfaces (coaches) to enable business and process data flows throughout the process model.

The course uses an interactive learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations and class activities to reinforce concepts and check understanding. Lab exercises are provided throughout the course, giving you hands-on experience with BPM tasks and skills. This course is intended to be collaborative, and you can work in teams to complete class activities.


What students will be able to do

  • Describe why process modeling is an important phase in the BPM lifecycle
  • Identify how to use Process Designer to create a process application
  • List and identify the core elements that are used to create a BPD in Process Designer
  • Translate workflow steps into business process activities and nested processes
  • Use gateways to control the process flow
  • Validate that the process model meets playback 0 goals and requirements
  • Identify how intermediate events are used during the execution of a business process
  • Describe the architecture of IBM Business Process Manager
  • Organize process assets into toolkits
  • Manage variables and data flow
  • Implement timer events
  • Implement gateways and routing to control process flow
  • Build a business data model
  • Build services and user input forms (coaches)
  • Create a snapshot for deployment
  • Create a decision service
  • Model and implement message events
  • Apply asset tags to organize artifacts
  • Enhance coaches for a rich user experience
  • Implement effective error handling in processes and services


This course is designed for project members who design and implement detailed logic, data models, and external system integrations for an executable business process definition. These roles include BPM developers, process owners, and BPM authors.

For project members that will be focusing only on the definition and modeling of the business process, the following 2 day course is more suitable.  The shorter course is better suited for BPM Analysts.

WB807G Process Modeling with IBM Business Process Manager 8.5

The 2 day process modeling course is the first 2 days of the 5 day implementation course so both can be run concurrently with a single instructor.  Business Analysts would attend the first 2 days to learn the process modeling activities they would be doing and then Developers would stick around for the last 3 days to learn the implementation.


It is beneficial, but not required, to have the following skills before taking this course:

  • Practical knowledge of data structures
  • Understanding of SQL syntax
  • Working experience with Extensible Markup Language (XML), Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and JavaScript
  • Basic understanding of web services
  • Experience with modern programming techniques


5 days

Outline for Process Implementation with IBM Business Process Manager 8.5.0 Training

Course introduction

Introduction to business process management

Introduction to IBM Business Process Manager and Blueworks Live

  Exercise: Creating a process application

Creating a process model

  Exercise: Creating a business process definition

  Exercise: Modeling teams

  Exercise: Modeling task-type activities

  Exercise: Creating nested processes and decomposing the business process workflow

Defining process flow

  Exercise: Modeling gateways in a BPD

  Exercise: Modeling timer intermediate events

Validating the process model with playback 0

  Exercise: Validating the process model

IBM Business Process Manager architecture and toolkits

  Exercise: Creating a toolkit

Conducting playback 1

  Exercise: Creating playback 1 assets

  Exercise: Conducting playback 1

Conducting playback 2

  Exercise: Creating and implementing a coach service

  Exercise: Creating a snapshot

Conducting playback 3

  Exercise: Creating playback 3 assets

Conducting playback 4

  Exercise: Enhancing a coach

Conducting playback 5

  Exercise: Creating error handling for a service

Course summary