Track: Process Management

The management of business processes is one of the most important issues an enterprise has to deal with. To create value, all stakeholders and involved IT systems of a company have to be carefully aligned and integrated.

In this track, you will learn basic theoretical concepts of abstracting reality by modeling business processes and working with such conceptualizations. You will hands-on implement business processes in a workflow management system and understand the complexity of orchestrating your company's activities and staff. Finally, you will dive into the bigger picture of a company’s architecture.

The lectures

  • Information Modeling (Winter Term)

    The lecture Information Modeling provides the theoretical foundation of a core topic of the Information Systems discipline. Central aspects of this topic such as meta modeling, modeling tools, selected modeling frameworks, model configuration, standardization, analysis, merge and mining, always related to the Business Process Management research field, are part of the curriculum.

  • Workflow Management (Summer Term)

    The course Workflow Management introduces fundamentals of Business Process Management (BPM) and Workflow Management. Especially methodical, technical and organizational aspects, as well as interrelations between Business Process Management and Workflow Management, are discussed. The course consists of lectures and related exercises.

  • Enterprise Architecture Management (Summer Term)

    This course provides insights into the methods of information system architecture giving a holistic view on information systems. The need for architecture in complex organizations is motivated by a wide interpretation of information systems. Architecture supports the effective planning and governance of enterprises. Consistently implemented, it facilitates the understanding of business entities’ interrelationships and helps to explicate their contribution to superior enterprise goals. The concrete architecture realization process is underlined by the study
    of two architecture frameworks.

    The students’ ability to develop and implement an Information Systems Architecture is the course’s major goal. An understanding of current developments, methods and frameworks in the domain of architecture implementation should be obtained. Furthermore, practical skills in Architecture development will be conveyed with work on case studies and presentation of the results.