Number of questions: 50
Number of questions to pass: 33
Time allowed: 90 mins
This exam consists of 5 sections described below.
Section 1 – Process Discovery and Inventory 18%
Identify and refine the scope, goals and critical success factors for the project.
Plan and perform process discovery sessions, including who will participate in the session.
Build, categorize and prioritize the process inventory with appropriate scope for the process goals following the IBM BPM methodology.
Construct a process discovery map in Blueworks Live.
Identify the stakeholders’ roles through the Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed (RACI) component of the process.
Section 2 – Process Modeling and Documentation 26%
Construct process models and cases using Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) including associated business policies.
Identify existing business rules related decision points.
Build process hierarchy to appropriate level of detail.
Identify the values for the Suppliers Inputs Process Outputs Customers (SIPOC) component of the process.
Identify and document the process problems and opportunities for improvement.
Explain the differences of the spectrum between structured and ad-hoc processes.
Create a BPM solution roadmap.
Section 3 – Process Analysis 12%
Analyze and prioritize the process problems and opportunities for improvement.
Perform root cause and value added analysis.
Examine the process performance metrics and identify appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Create the benchmark/baseline measurement (cycle time and cost) for the current state process.
Section 4 – Future State Process Design 32%
Construct and design the future state process to the appropriate level of detail.
Modify the future state process for implementation, incorporating opportunities for improvement.
Identify existing and new integration points for the future state process.
Identify and define the business rules encountered in the future state process.
Model potential decision points using Decision Model and Notation (DMN).
Define the process measurements and reporting requirements for the future process.
Document, prioritize, and categorize the user stories for the future state process.
Determine when to model activities as either human or system based within IBM Business Process Manager, V8.5.6.
Describe the basic case management capabilities of IBM Business Process Manager, V8.5.6.
Section 5 – Playback Methodology and Change Management 12%
Understand the IBM playback methodology.
Create the timeline and key objectives for each iteration and playback of the IBM BPM methodology.
Conduct playback sessions with different stakeholders to gain consensus.
Understand the organizational and process change management approaches for BPM projects.
Collaborate with stakeholders and project management in defining the solution approach.
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Course Title: Process Implementing with IBM Business Process Manager Standard/Adv V8.5.6 – I
Course Duration: 5 Days
Course Number: WB819
This course integrates training in business process management (BPM) methods and implementation with IBM Business Process Manager V8.5.6. You learn core process modeling and implementation skills, the project development approach, process model implementation fundamentals, and exceptional delivery patterns. These skills improve the speed and quality of process definition and implementation efforts.
Empowering your Ad Hoc Business with IBM Business Process Manager
IBM BPM 8.5.6 Knowledge Center
Blueworks Live online context help
Discovering the Decisions within Your Business Processes using IBM Blueworks Live
Process Discovery Best Practices: Using IBM Blueworks Live
Determine the Root Cause: 5 Whys
PartnerWorld Code: 15010803
Replaces PW Code: 15010802
This intermediate level certification is intended for BPM analysts who discover, define, and analyze complex processes within cross functional areas. These BPM analysts lead and facilitate BPM projects, and communicate business needs for process-oriented solutions.
These BPM analysts are expected to address:
1. Process Discovery and Inventory
2. Process Modeling and Documentation
3. Process Analysis
4. Future State Process Design
5. Playback Methodology and Change Management
These BPM analysts are generally self-sufficient and able to perform most of the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and vendor support services.
To attain the IBM Certified BPM Analyst – Blueworks Live; Business Process Manager Express or Standard Edition V8.5.6 certification, candidates must pass 1 test. To prepare for the test it is recommended for one to refer to the job role and recommended prerequisite skills, and click the link to the test below to refer to the test objectives and the Test preparation tab.
This certification requires 1 exam
Click on the link below to see exam details, exam objectives, suggested training and sample tests.
C9550-417 – IBM Blueworks Live and Business Process Manager V8.5.6 BPM Business Analysis
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