OCEB 2 Certification Guide

OCEB 2 Certification Guide

Business Process Management - Fundamental Level

2nd Edition - July 15, 2016

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  • Authors: Tim Weilkiens, Christian Weiss, Andrea Grass, Kim Nena Duggen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128053522
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128109847

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OCEB 2 Certification Guide, Second Edition has been updated to cover the new version 2 of the BPMN standard and delivers expert insight into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam, offering full coverage of the fundamental exam material for both the business and technical tracks to further certification. The first study guide prepares candidates to take—and pass—the OCEB Fundamental exam, explaining and building on basic concepts, focusing on key areas, and testing knowledge of all critical topics with sample questions and detailed answers. Suitable for practitioners, and those newer to the field, this book provides a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors’ own extensive BPM consulting experiences.

Key Features

  • Completely updated, with the latest material needed to pass the OCEB-2 and BPMN Certification
  • Includes sample test questions in each chapter, with answers in the appendix
  • Expert authors provide a solid overview of business process management (BPM)


Software developers, project managers, business analysts, process owners and those with some exposure to or experience with Business Process Management; also students in certificate programs in BPM or studying IT, project management, or software development

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started

    • Abstract
    • 1.1 Sense and Nonsense of Certifications
    • 1.2 The OCEB2 Certification Program
    • 1.3 Object Management Group
    • 1.4 Certification Process

    Chapter 2: Basic Principles of Business Management

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Business Functions, Markets, and Strategies
    • 2.2 Marketing, Added Value, and Project Management
    • 2.3 Efforts and Key Figures
    • 2.4 Analysis Methods
    • 2.5 Sample Questions

    Chapter 3: Basic Principles of Business Processes

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 What is a Business Process?
    • 3.2 Characteristics of a Business Process
    • 3.3 Discovering Business Processes
    • 3.4 Degrees of Abstraction of Process Descriptions
    • 3.5 Sample Questions

    Chapter 4: Basic Principles of Business Process Management

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 What is Business Process Management?
    • 4.2 Process-Focused Organization
    • 4.3 Business Process Management Suites
    • 4.4 Designing Executable Process Models
    • 4.5 Sample Questions

    Chapter 5: Business Modeling

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 The Business Motivation Model
    • 5.2 The Enterprise's End
    • 5.3 Means to an End
    • 5.4 Influencer
    • 5.5 Assessments
    • 5.6 Organization Unit
    • 5.7 Levels of Abstraction in Modeling
    • 5.8 Sample Questions

    Chapter 6: Modeling Business Processes Using BPMN

    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Who or What is BPMN?
    • 6.2 In a Nutshell: An Introduction to BPMN
    • 6.3 Token
    • 6.4 Sequence Flow
    • 6.5 Activities
    • 6.6 Gateways
    • 6.7 Events
    • 6.8 Swimlanes and Message Flows
    • 6.9 Artifacts and Data Objects
    • 6.10 Sample Questions

    Chapter 7: Frameworks

    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Definitions
    • 7.2 Process Frameworks
    • 7.3 Quality Frameworks
    • 7.4 Regulations and Governance Frameworks
    • 7.5 Management Frameworks
    • 7.6 Sample Questions

    Appendix A

    • A.1 Coverage Map OCEB2 Fundamental
    • A.2 Solutions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2016
  • Published: July 15, 2016
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128053522
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128109847

About the Authors

Tim Weilkiens

Tim Weilkiens is a Managin Director of oose Innovative Informatik GmbH. He is the author of numerous books and other publications and content development of the OCEB certification program.

Affiliations and Expertise

member of the executive board, consultant and trainer at oose Innovative Informatik eG , Germany

Christian Weiss

Christian Weiss is Managing Consultant at Holisticon AG and engages himself as a consultant and coach in business process management, agile project management, and Internet of Things. He particularly focuses on supporting large enterprises in implementing fast, automated business processes and agile practices.

Affiliations and Expertise

managing consultant at Holisticon AG, Germany

Andrea Grass

Andrea Grass is a member of oose Innovative Informatik eG. For many years, she has supported enterprises in deploying agile project management. In addition to that, she holds trainings and coachings on business process management and enterprise architectures.

Affiliations and Expertise

consultant and coach at oose Innovative Informatik eG, Germany

Kim Nena Duggen

member of the executive board, consultant and trainer at oose Innovative Informatik eG, Germany

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the board and trainer, oose Innovative Informatik eG, Germany

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  • E J. Thu Jul 07 2022

    Good readable quality and in different formats

    Good readable quality and different formats (pdf, epub) supported (downloadable)

  • Basel H. Wed Dec 01 2021

    OCEB 2 Certification Guide

    It is a good and well-made book. It helps you understand the fundamental concepts of BPM and BPMN easily.

  • OmarAlrayyan Tue May 28 2019

    Good book

    Good book


    well written, clear and concise

    It is a well written book that presents quite clearly topics related to Business Process Management. Mastering its content is sufficient to pass the OMG BPM2 Fundamental certification

  • Monika G. Sun May 20 2018

    Really great book !

    I can highly recommend this book for everyone, who wants to take the OCEB 2 Fundamental exam. I studied from this book and passed with good result. It is also very good for people who want to achieve usefull knowledge of modeling in BPMN.

  • Marco R. Mon May 14 2018

    useful but

    useful but can not be the only book for OCEB certification!