• Course Code:  BPM01

  • Term:  October 2016

  • Start Date:  Oct 10 2016

  • End Date:  Apr 2 2017

  • Duration:  25 weeks

  • Course Author(s)
    Marcello La Rosa, Marlon Dumas

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Fundamentals of BPM: Process identification and discovery

October 2016

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    Marcello La Rosa
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    Marlon Dumas


Process Identification and Discovery is the first of a series of three courses in the program Fundamentals of Business Process Management. This course includes four weeks of learning. The first week introduces the concept of BPM. The following weeks focus on identification and discovery—first and second phases of the BPM lifecycle.

  • Week 1: Introduction to business process management
  • Week 2: Process identification
  • Week 3: Basic process modelling
  • Week 4: Advanced process modelling.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • identify business processes within an organisation
  • study their boundaries and interrelations, and
  • prioritise their management using different criteria
  • document business processes at different levels of detail using contemporary business process modelling techniques
  • apply the knowledge and skills acquired holistically on a real-life business problem (when completing the optional project).


In this course you have the opportunity to complete:

  • summary quizzes to check and test your learning
  • a project that applies your learning to a realistic scenario.


You can explore the material and further your learning by completing a peer reviewed project based on a realistic scenario. To successfully complete the project, the learning content you need is contained in courses one and two.



You should spend 2–4 hours a week on this course. It depends on your familiarity with the material and your level of engagement. This includes:

  • topic content
  • activities
  • summary quizzes
  • project work
  • optional reading.

Software requirements

In this course, you’ll learn how to apply basic concepts and methods of BPM using Signavio Process Editor. This tool has a free trial period to assess its suitability to your working context.


Certificate of participation

If you pass the summary quizzes you will receive a certificate of participation. Completion of the project is not required in order to receive this certificate.



The courses provide all the necessary content.

To further your learning, you can use the textbook Fundamentals of Business Process Management by Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, and Hajo A. Reijers (Springer, 2013).

You can access additional material related to the book on the companion website.



Marcello La Rosa

Professor of Business Process Management at QUT. Academic Director for corporate programs and partnerships for the Information Systems School at QUT. A Principal Researcher at the National ICT Australia.

Marlon Dumas

Adjunct Professor at QUT. Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Tartu, where he leads the Software Engineering group.


Marcello and Marlon, together with Jan Mendling and Hajo Reijers, co-authored the most comprehensive textbook in BPM, Fundamentals of Business Process Management. It has influenced the curriculum of over 100 universities worldwide.

They have taught BPM for over a decade in more than a dozen universities internationally, and trained hundreds of practitioners.

Their research interests in BPM include process modelling and consolidation, process automation and process mining.


Guest Speakers

Michael Rosemann, Professor at QUT.


Program Summary

The BPM program introduces the fundamental principles, techniques and tools for actively managing business processes. It walks you through the six phases of the BPM lifecycle.

You’ll learn:

  • mainstream techniques and tools for process identification, discovery, analysis, improvement, automation and monitoring
  • how to apply these techniques and tools to a range of examples and case studies that show the power of BPM in practice
  • how to improve business processes one process at a time.


Verified exam

A verified exam opportunity will be offered to you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the three courses:

  1. Fundamentals of BPM: Process identification and discovery (BPM01) 
  2. Fundamentals of BPM: Process analysis and redesign (BPM02)
  3. Fundamentals of BPM: Process implementation and monitoring (BPM03).

A fee (TBC) will be charged for this opportunity. Registrations for this exam will be announced shortly.

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