"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions."
Peter Drucker

Business Event Modeling is a technique used for describing, documenting and analyzing the key events of a business.
Event models can be quickly created and validated with business users to (1) identify how the business needs to respond to the key events and enhancements to current systems and processes and (2) to study the life cycle of business entities.

Event modeling identifies the triggers that activate business processes.
This can be used to effectively group business processes into “natural clusters” which can be addressed:

  • Within specific applications (during application development or application portfolio planning).
  • Within single phases of a multi-phase project (during project planning).
  • Within an organizational unit (when doing organizational design).
Analyzing events can also be used for a number of other purposes including:
  1. Identifying the natural business controls needed for the development of user interfaces.
  2. Identifying when data is captured or needed.
  3. To aid in minimizing the throughput time of processes.
  4. To augment object modeling; using life-cycle analysis to ensure that status values accurately reflect the business world.

Course Outcomes:
Students of Advanced Strategies’ Business Event Modeling Course will return to work:

  1. With the skills necessary to discover, model and analyze business events in their environment.
  2. Understanding how event modeling complements both process modeling and object modeling.

Course Outline:
Foundations of Event Modeling
  • Why Events are Important
  • Where the Event Model Fits In
  • Physical, Logical, and Essential Models
  • Business Events vs. System Events
  • States - Model Conventions
  • Stable States
  • Importance of Perspective
  • Concurrent States
  • Superstates and Substates
Events and State Transitions
  • Events - Model Conventions
  • State Transition Patterns
  • Life Cycle vs. Continuous Loop
  • Event Natures: External, Temporal, and Internal
Event Modeling Basics
  • Types of Business Event Models
  • Review of a State Transition Diagram
  • Event Perspective
  • Types of Activities
  • Using JDA
Modeling Events
  • The Role of Focus
  • Drafting a Focus Statement
  • Approaches to Event Modeling
  • Techniques for Identifying Events
Techniques and Instruments
  • Event-State Transition Diagram
  • Process Model with a Trigger
  • State Transition Diagram
  • Other Approaches: Matrix, Bars, Petri-Nets
Event Model Text
  • Text for States
  • Text for Events
  • Text for State Transitions
  • Text for Activities
  • Exercise
Entity Life Cycle Analysis
  • Why Perform Life Cycle Analysis
  • Which Entities to Model
  • How to Analyze the Life of an Entity
Final Case Study
  • Diagramming a Current Physiological Model
  • Transforming - New Logical Models
  • Comparing the Event, Process and Object Models

Who Should Attend:
This course is targeted for Systems and Business Analysts, as well as other individuals involved in analysis and design.

Course Prerequisites:
Business Object Modeling
Business Process Analysis - Optimizing the "To-Be"

Course Duration:
Two Days

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Materials Provided:
Student Workbook including Case Studies and Live Examples

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