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How to conduct a detailed analysis of an oganization.

The importance of Customer Business Events concepts in analysis.

How to model Business Process Requirements and their support specifications using a Customer Focused Methodology.

How to use the resultant Analysis Requirements to create an efficient, unbeatable organizational structure.
In this tutorial you will learn:
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 6 Hour online Video
The Goals and Context of Business Process Analysis
 Why Perform Analysis
 Degrees of Analysis
 Ways to View an Organization
 Goal of Business Process Analysis (BPA)
 The Context of Analysis
 Definitions of Key Terms in Process Analysis
 The Analysts Role
 Helpful Skills for the Process Analyst
 Starting an Analysis effort off right
 The Concept of Events
 What is an Event in the Business World?
 Discerning an Organization’s Core Business
 Discerning the Business Policy Layer
 Discerning the Technology/Customer Interface Layer
 Summary of an Event’s reaction as a 3 tiered structure
Events - the Core of Every Organization
Dis-Covering the Organization’s Real Business
 Everything We See Is a Design
 How we Perpetuate Old Designs
 Finding the Essential Business
 Historical Event Reaction Fragmentation
 Business Processing Overgrowth
 Business Data Overgrowth
 Organizational Structure Overgrowth
The Nature of Systems
 A Fundamental Characteristic of All Systems
 Example of an Environmental Stimulus-Response System
 Example of a Biological Stimulus-Response System
 Example of an Organizational Stimulus-Response System
 Separating Stimulus-Response Structures
The Need for Organizational Models
 Why we use Models
 Models for Analysis
 What Analysis Models Capture
 Sample of Two Established Analysis Models
Overview of Business Process Analysis
 Definition of Business Process Analysis
 Sample Process Analysis Model
 Sample Analysis Data Definition
 Sample Analysis Process Definition
 A Complete Business Process Analysis Specification
 The Process Analysis Methodology
Detailed Business Process Modeling
Typical Symbols used for Process Modeling
Modeling External Interfaces
Modeling Data and Control Flows
Modeling Stimulus and Non-Stimulus Flows
Modeling Diverging and Converging Data Flows
Modeling Processes
The Three Allowable Process Types on an Analysis Model
Modeling Stored Data
An Additional Helpful Modeling Symbol
Summary of the Rules for Process Model Symbols
A Sample Event-Driven Process Model
The Best Way to Produce an Event Driven Process Model
Specifying Business Policy - Process Specifications
Completing Analysis and Beginning Design
A Logical Conclusion for the Organization
 Assessing the Evolutionary Development Stage of the Organization
 Essential Components of the Organization’s Documentation
 Data and Process Integrity across the Organization
 Process and Data Reusability – Development Efficiency
 Benefits of Business Engineering
 Benefits of Implementing an Event-Driven Compartment
 Ultimate Benefits to a Customer Event-Driven Organization
Event-Driven Implementation Strategies
 Process Analysis Event-Driven Implementation - Strategy 1
 Process Analysis Event-Driven Implementation - Strategy 2
 Examples of Progressive Event-Driven Implementations
Event Types and Event Modeling
 Identifying our Event Context
 The Different “Flavors” of Events
 Definition of a Business Event
 Definition of a Dependent Event
 Definition of a Regulatory Event
 Definition of a System Event
 Definition of a Strategic Event
 Summary of Event Types
 The Organization’s “Event Horizon”
 Handling Complexity with Leveled Models
 Naming of Data and Processes at Different Levels
 The Lowest Level Process Model
 Unnecessary Process Leveling and Subdividing
 Finding Reusable Processes
 An Example of a Leveled Event Reaction Model
 Applying Data Conservation to Detailed Models
 The Important Levels of an Analysis Process Model
 Why We Need Stored Data
 Problems with Old Data Files
 Essential versus Non-Essential Stored Data
 Seeing through the Design of Existing Files
 Gathering Information Requirements from Existing Files
 A Model for Stored Data
 The Need for Two Analysis Models
 The Link between Process Models and Data Models
 Capturing Essential Business Data
 What Data Need to be Defined
 Analysis versus Design Data Definitions
 The Importance of Consistent Data Element Naming
 Sample Standard Naming Convention
 A Sample Concise Data Dictionary Notation
 Example of a Complete Data Dictionary Entry
 Additional Notations for Data Clarification
 Data Aggregates versus Data Elements
 Identifying Reusable Data Element Groups
 A Comprehensive Data Element Specification
Drilling-down to Detail using the Process Model
Specifying Detailed Processing
Methods of Specification
Capturing Business Processing/Policy
Overcoming Complex Processing
Using Decision Tables to Obtain Accurate Policy
Sample Decision Table
Capturing Precise Policy using Structured English
Example of a Formal and Informal Process Specification
 Un-Fragmenting an Event Reaction
 Beware of False Time and Date Stimuli (Design Trap #1)
 Beware of Fragmented Data Processes (Design Trap #2)
 Beware of Bundled Event Stimuli (Design Trap #3)
 Beware of Historical Events (Design Trap # 4)
 Data Problems with Fragmented Event Reactions
 Result of Un-Fragmenting Event Reactions
 Using Business Events to Drive Associated Events
 The Complete Business Process Analysis Specification
 Completing the Analysis Specification
 Identifying Functional Design Boundaries
 Identifying the Automation Boundary
 Using the Analysis Flows to Identify Interfaces in Design
 Supporting the New Design
 Forming Event-Driven Compartments
 Implementing Event–Driven Compartment Teams
 Implementing Event Reactions in a Restrictive Environment
Un-fragmenting Event Reactions from the Old Design
Leveling/Subdividing Process Models
Defining the Data via a Data Dictionary
Modeling Stored Data – Data-at-rest
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Online courses in Business Process Analysis and Business Information Analysis

Business Process Analysis
Practitioner's Tutorial
This practitioner’s tutorial teaches a detailed knowledge of how to analyze the Business Processing aspects of an organization.

The subject matter is also known in the technical world as Business Process Analysis, which is an essential part of what’s known as Business Process Improvement and Business Process Management.

Analysis is the most important technical task in business improvement and done correctly will provide the most benefits and insights for any business.

This detailed course teaches you a mastery of Business Process Analysis using Customer-Focused concepts and its result, which is a Business Process Analysis Specification. That specification captures the Essential Business Processing and Workflow in an organization or business area.

At the end of the course you should be able to use your skills to analyze a business and recommend a new, efficient, implementation structure for the business that no competing organization can beat.

There are many real world examples used throughout this material.

The methodology presented in this tutorial can be used to analyze any sized organization.

There are no prerequisites for this material (except an open mind for innovative ideas).
BPA Course Description:
Specifying and Partitioning Event Reactions
Definition and Partitioning of an Event Reaction
Naming Events
The Six Important Components of an Event Reaction
Definition of the Six Components of an Event Reaction
Separating Events to Avoid Complexity
Seamless Event Reaction Partitioning
Benefits of Partitioning by Event Reactions
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