BPMN, DMN, and CMMN - OMG standards for process improvement Training Course

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28 hours (usually 4 days including breaks)


Basic understanding of a process concept.


Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), Decision Model and Notation (DMN) and Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) are three Object Management Group (OMG) standards for processes, decisions, and case modelling. This course provides an introduction to all of them and informs when should we use which.

Course Outline

Inrtoduction to Standards

  • BPMN, DMN, and CMMN - what are those standards about?
  • When should we use BPMN?
  • When should we use DMN?
  • When should we use CMMN?

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

Basic BPMN Symbols in Examples

  • Activity
  • Gateways
  • Events
  • Sequence Flow
  • Message
  • Artifacts

Modeling Collaboration

  • Pool, Participants
  • Lanes

Message Flow

  • How to model messages


  • Activity vs Task
  • Human Interactions
  • Types of Tasks
  • Sub-Process
  • Call Activity
  • Loop Characteristics and Multi-Instance

Items and Data

  • Data Modeling


  • Concepts
  • Start and End Events
  • Intermediate Events
  • Trigger
  • Types of Events
    • Message
    • Timer
    • Error
    • Escalation
    • Cancel
    • Compensation
    • Link


  • Sequence Flow Considerations
  • Exclusive Gateway
  • Inclusive Gateway
  • Parallel Gateway
  • Event-Based Gateway
  • Parallel Event-Based Gateway
  • Complex Gateway

Decision Model and Notation (DMN)

Introduction to DMN

  • Short history
  • Basic concepts
  • Decision requirements
  • Decision log
  • Scope and uses of DMN (human and automated decision making)

Decision Requirements

  • DRG
  • DRD
  • Decision Table
  • Simple Expression Language (S-FEEL)
  • FEEL

Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN)

Case Management Elements

  • Core Infrastructure
  • Case Model Elements
  • Case and Role
  • Information Model Elements
  • Plan Model Elements
  • Artifacts


  • Case
  • Case Plan Models
  • Case File Items
  • Stages
  • Entry and Exit Criterion
  • Plan Fragments
  • Tasks
  • Milestones
  • Event Listeners
  • Links
  • Planning Table
  • Decorators
  • Artifacts



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