Now you don’t have to travel to get live BPMN training. You can get live-online BPMN training over the Internet!  Get full BPMN Level 1 and Level 2 training based on Bruce Silver’s proven Method and Style approach in a three-day virtual classroom, complete with individualized post-class certification.   Level 1 – now officially recognized by OMG as the BPMN “Descriptive” modeling subclass – uses a limited palette of BPMN shapes and symbols, familiar to business users from traditional flowcharting. Level 2 – the new Analytic subclass – leverages an expanded palette, including intermediate events, for specifying exception handling important to executable process design.

How Does It Work?

Most of the virtual classroom training events run from 8am-1pm PT or 11am-4pm ET (in Europe CET, that’s 5-10pm, except when Europe is on winter time and USA still on summer time).  You’ll access the training through a browser window, and edit your own BPMN diagrams in another window.  Our public live-online classes now allow students a choice between itp commerce Process Modeler for Visio, an add-in to Visio, or Signavio, a zero-footprint cloud-based BPMN editor.  For Process Modeler, you’ll need a PC with Visio 2007, 2010, or 2013 installed, and we’ll provide the BPMN add-in.  With both tools, the price of the training includes 60-day use of the tool following the class, and post-class certification.

The virtual classroom format leverages a great e-learning platform from iLinc.  Similar to Webex or Adobe Connect, iLinc supports online presentations with 2-way interaction, including Internet audio, chat (public and private), and private “look-in” to student desktop.

Who Is the Intended Audience?

Contrary to popular belief, BPMN is not “too complicated” for business users.  It does not require a technical background, just a disciplined approach and attention to detail.  Our student population is about evenly split between business users on one side and business analysts and architects on the other.  The Method and Style approach we teach is oriented to the business analyst/architect, who uses BPMN to communicate process logic both to stakeholders in both the line of business and IT.  You’ll learn the shapes and symbols you need to know, and which ones you can ignore, as well as a step-by-step methodology and “style rules” that help ensure the process logic is clear from the printed diagram alone.

What Does the Training Include?

The live-online training includes the following:

  • Approximately 15 hours of instruction, 3 days x 5 hours per day
  • 60-day use of BPMN tool, either itp commerce or Signavio
  • In-class exercises using the tool, with interactive discussion of the solutions
  • PDF student notes
  • Post-class certification based on an online exam plus a mail-in exercise, involving one-on-one interaction with Bruce Silver
  • FREE access to bpmnPRO, Bruce Silver’s gamification-based eLearning app for BPMN Method and Style

Course Outline

  1. Why Learn BPMN?
  2. BPMN by Example
  3. Concepts and the Method
  4. BPMN Style
  5. Parallel Flow
  6. Events
  7. Iteration
  8. Following the Rules
  9. Certification and Beyond

How Much Does It Cost?

The normal price is $1245 for a single student, dropping to $995 each if you register 5, and $895 for 10 or more.  Contact Bruce Silver for special pricing if you can commit 10 or more spread over the year.

Schedule of Upcoming Classes

Here is the schedule of BPMN Method and Style live-online training for the balance of 2015 and 2016.  The class runs on three consecutive days from 8am to 1pm US Pacific time, which is 11am to 4pm US Eastern time, or 5pm to 10pm CET in Europe.    Click here to register.

  • December 13-15, 2016, 11am-4pm ET/5pm-10pm CET
  • January 31 – February 2, 2017
  • April 4-6, 2017
  • May 30 – June 1, 2017
  • July 18-20, 2017
  • September 5-7, 2017
  • October 24-26, 2017
  • December 5-7, 2017