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Business Computing

Module name (EN): Business Computing
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIM-BUC
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination 80%, presentation 20%
Curricular relevance:
KIM-BUC Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, optional course, informatics specific
PIM-BUC Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Miede
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Miede

[updated 16.10.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to list and describe the interrelationships between a company´s organizational processes and their IT implementation. They will be able to explain the importance of coordinating and aligning both areas for the development of effective IT solutions. Lastly, students will be able to apply basic methods and tools for modelling business processes in theory and practice.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
I. Theoretical Part (also includes exercises):
        1. Introduction and overview
                Processes, process management, business processes, workflows etc.
        2. Process modeling
                Layers, phases, views and methods (EPC, BPMN, UML etc.)
        3. Process management with standard business management software
                Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Data Warehouse (DWH) etc.
        4. Business process modeling and simulation with ARIS
                (see practical part)
        5. Related IT topics
                Workflow management systems (WFMS), service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing
II. Practical Part: Process design and analysis with ARIS (ARIS -- Architektur integrierter Informationssysteme)
        o ARIS is a widely used tool for process management, especially the modelling and simulation of business processes. As part of the course, students will work on exercises live with ARIS (Architect, Simulator, Publisher).
        o The software will be available to students free of charge on their private computers.
        o The Software AG has agreed to certify the successful completion of all ARIS tasks.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Andreas Gadatsch: Grundkurs Geschäftsprozess-Management, Methoden Und Werkzeuge für die IT-Praxis: Eine Einführung für Studenten und Praktiker. Springer Vieweg.
Marlon Dumas; Marcello La Rosa; Jan Mendling; Hajo Reijers: Fundamentals of Business Process Management. Springer.
Jakob Freund; Bernd Rücker: Praxishandbuch BPMN 2.0. Hanser.
Heinrich Seildmeier: Prozessmodellierung mit ARISŪ -- Eine beispielorientierte Einführung für Studium und Praxis. Springer.
ARIS Community:
Tim Weilkiens; Christian Weiss; Andrea Grass: Basiswissen Geschäftsprozessmanagement, Aus- und Weiterbildung zum OMG Certified Expert in Business Process Management (OCEB) -- Fundamental Level. dpunkt.verlag.
Inge Hanschke; Gunnar Giesinger; Daniel Goetze: Business Analyse -- Einfach und effektiv, Geschäftsanforderungen verstehen und in IT-Lösungen umsetzen. Hanser.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2020, SS 2019, SS 2018
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