Business Process Mapping

Busi­ness process map­ping is a crit­i­cal activ­i­ty for cre­at­ing infor­ma­tion required to enable effec­tive per­for­mance analy­sis and improve­ment. This course will intro­duce the prac­ti­cal skills need­ed to map, doc­u­ment, assess, and refor­mu­late busi­ness process­es. Through inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sion and hands-on exer­cis­es, par­tic­i­pants may gain an under­stand­ing of process map­ping appli­ca­tions in busi­ness process man­age­ment and tools and skills for con­duct­ing busi­ness process dis­cov­ery, analy­sis and design. Stu­dents are encour­aged to uti­lize their own process exam­ples for in-class exercises.

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at managers, team leads, project team members, and business analysts who are actively working toward improving their organizational performance.
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • A practical two-day workshop based on lectures, discussions, and hands-on activities.
  • Acquire the skills needed to map, document, assess, and reformulate business processes.
What you will learn

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

  • Recognize business process modeling techniques and model hierarchies.
  • Apply basic process mapping tools and techniques to map a business process.
  • Identify ways to leverage business process maps.
  • Identify commonly used process symbols.
  • Recognize mapping guidelines and skill steps to map a business process.
  • Discuss the importance of stakeholder perspectives, elicitation techniques, and choosing mapping targets for process mapping.
  • Develop a basic approach for successfully mapping a process for a business unit.
  • Recognize the difference between verification and validation of business process maps.
  • Distinguish three types of process flows.
  • Recognize the approach for a large-scale business process mapping initiative.
  • Distinguish process enablers.
  • Identify steps for designing and mapping a future state process.
  • Recognize different process improvement methods.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • All reading materials will be available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to view materials and create maps.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

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New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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