Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Tools and Techniques in Business Process Management
Course unit code 025027041503
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Hans-Dieter LITKE

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Principles of Business Process Management

Course content

The lecture covers business process management as a comprehensive approach that integrates business management and information technology aspects. Starting from modelling strategic objectives, students analyse and improve corporate processes. Content: Business process management (basic concepts) Integrated business process and workflow management Diagram languages and tools Application systems that are used to coordinate key internal processes of a company The growing interdependence between corporate strategy, organisational structure and business processes of the company and application systems Impact of IT on the success of business process management From the companys strategy to the process map ARIS Platform as the basis for the digital enterprise Modelling of business processes with event-driven process chains (EPC) Modelling of business processes with business process model and notation (BPMN 2.0) Business process life cycle Business architecture + IT architecture (enterprise architecture) Business life cycle + IT life cycle (enterprise governance) Case study of MAVO GmbH

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students are able to outline the relationship between terms such as strategy development, process management and workflow management. - Students are able to describe the concept of ARIS architecture and the most important modelling methods that are used in the context of business process optimisation projects. Comprehension - Students are able to explain the necessity of the application of models and the relationship between application systems, business processes and models. - Students are able to create and manage models in ARIS Business Designer. Application - Students can reasonably use the individual notation elements of EPC and BPMN 2.0 in practice and in accordance with regulations. - Students are able to model the links between the data-related and the functional view by means of event-driven process chains. - Students are able to create realistic EPK and BPMN 2.0 diagrams specifically geared to the target group at different abstraction levels. Analysis - Students are able to categorise and contrast different modelling methods in terms of features. - Students are able to gather insight into the real design of business processes using the case study of MAVO GmbH and critically describe realistic and unrealistic aspects of the case study for practice transfer. Synthesis - Students can organisationally document processes, design IT activities and develop an integrated process model from the rough description to the automated workflow. Evaluation - Students are able to reflect the implementation of process automation in relation to the definition of objectives of IT transformation right up to the transition of business processes in terms of design and workflow implementation. - They can combine and rate different possible solutions with regard to business management and system architectural aspects (bridge between business and IT).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, discussions and educational talks, ARIS seminar (software-based business process management)

Assessment methods and criteria

Comprehensive written examination



Recommended or required reading

Gadatsch, Andreas (2012): Grundkurs Geschäftsprozess-Management. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face instruction with mandatory attendance