CIS4140Sp10Syllabus1-Nov-09 - CIS 4140E Spring 2010...

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CIS 4140E Spring 20 1 0 Implementing IT-Facilitated Business Processes Richard Welke, Ph.D. Director, Center for Process Innovation Professor, Computer Information Systems Robinson College of Business Georgia State University Proposed Catalog Description Implementing IT-Facilitated Business Processes. The three objectives of this course are: to enable students to implement a business process directly from a business process model using a professional business process management software suite (BPMS); to develop and deploy the associated process interfaces, business object model, application software (where required); and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to initially implement, and then to continuously evaluate, manage and improve the resulting process via the process model. Motivation This course offering is currently somewhat unique in that only a handful of universities (mostly, outside the US) currently offer a BPMS implementation course for undergraduate credit. The reasons for this are varied but, rest assured, it is how business applications are and will be developed going forward. Whether one calls this MDE (model-driven execution), EUBA (end- user business applications) or similar, the objective is to create flexible, agile, transparent and manageable business processes that are easy to implement, incrementally improve, and provide responsive (not reflective) business intelligence. The view of this course is that these concepts are best understood and learned by doing, not reading about them. By implementing “real” business processes; not toy problems and examples. Five years ago, this would have been impossible, as the business process management suites (BPMS’s) at that time were quite complex and difficult to use. However, considerable progress has been made since then and we now have several modern examples of BPMS’s that are quite tractable for student implementation and use. And, of course, this will only improve as time progresses. So, if you want to be at the leading edge of how business applications (and their underlying processes) are viewed, defined, justified, implemented, managed, changed and monitored for (continuous) improvement, then this is the course for you. You do not need an understanding of programming, etc. What you do need is a willingness to learn new ideas, install and use (on your own computer) technology with a small footprint but significant capabilities, and perhaps set aside some ideas regarding how to go about defining and implementing IT-enabled business applications for process owners and users.
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CIS 4140E: Implementing Business Processes Syllabus (First cut) Spring 2009 Instructor: R.J. Welke 2 August 19, 2009 Course Description This course continues the theme of business process management systems initiated with CIS 4120. CIS 4120 takes up the challenge of developing “as-is” and “to-be” models of a business process using open-standard business process modeling notation (BPMN), business rule
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