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OCEB 2 Certification Guide - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128053522, 9780128109847

OCEB 2 Certification Guide

2nd Edition

Business Process Management - Fundamental Level

Authors: Tim Weilkiens Christian Weiss Andrea Grass Kim Nena Duggen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128053522
eBook ISBN: 9780128109847
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 15th July 2016
Page Count: 204
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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


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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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