This workshop is designed for those who need to use the process mapping and modeling features of iGrafx FlowCharter within the context of BPMN diagramming.
The course material is divided into seven areas of discussion. Each topic incrementally builds on knowledge obtained in the previous section. During the lecture/discussion portion of each topic, students replicate the instructor's examples on their own computers. Lab exercises are used to reinforce iGrafx FlowCharter concepts.
Duration: 1 ½ (1.5) days
Topic 1: Introduction to iGrafx
The iGrafx solution, including common windowing, toolbars, Help system, and other features are introduced.
Topic 2: Introduction to BPMN Diagramming
A BPMN Business Process Diagram, or BPD, is a graphical representation of one or more processes. We first focus on a single Process. Students learn what BPMN is, and how to create and modify process diagrams using basic diagramming methods. This includes manipulating shapes, connection lines, and text. The students learn the basic flow object types (Activity, Event, and Gateway), using artifacts such as text, zooming and viewing, as well as other methods for creating and modifying process diagrams.
Topic 3: Advanced BPMN Diagramming
Students learn about Pools and Lanes (Departments), Messages, and more advanced behavioral information on flow objects, as well as using Events on boundaries for Exception handling. A detailed lab applies learning topics.
Topic 4: Customizing the Diagram
Students learn to extend and customize the diagram in BPMN-compliant ways. Topics include how to link to reference data, create and manipulate shape numbers, incorporate phase lines in their diagram, and use Link Events (on and off page connectors) to manage page breaks in the process diagram. Advanced diagram formatting options are reviewed, as well as redefining default settings while creating a process diagram. Templates are introduced as alternate starting points for process diagramming.
Topic 5: Publishing, and Tools
Students learn the mechanisms for moving data out of iGrafx products. Topics covered include printing, publishing to PDF, Microsoft Office®, or web format. General tool functionality and configuration is also covered.
Topic 6: The Tabular View and Input/Output of Data
The default view of a diagram is the Normal (graphical) view. The Tabular view provides an alternate view of the diagram information. Students learn to create and edit a process using the tabular view. Export of tabular data to Excel is also discussed. Importing Visio® and other non-iGrafx files, and linking and embedding information with the standard Windows (OLE) functionality, is covered.
Topic 7: Additional Diagram Types
The iGrafx applications provide special functionality for various types of diagrams. This topic provides information on how to use Cause and Effect, FMEA, Lean Value Stream Map, non-BPMN ‘Process’ diagrams, Prioritization Matrices and Sheets, and Organizational Chart type diagrams.
iGrafx FlowCharter training that does not use the BPMN standard is also available.
The contents of training courses may vary according to the location or country of delivery.
Please check with your iGrafx representative for further information and to sign up for a training class.