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BPM Curriculum Rollout announcement

After the success full development of the BPM curriculum at the Global SAP University Alliances which consists of more than 900 Universities, the developed BPM curriculum will now be rolled out to Universities all over the world. The core team that developed this innovative curriculum, joined their forces from four universities (both IT Universities and Business Schools) in three different countries with vested interest in Business Process Management, Business Modelling, Value Management, Performance Management and Enterprise Architecture.  They brought together a rich blend of both academic and industry experience to contribute to a maturing field in Business and IT.  The team consisted of Siavash Moshiri (Sheffield Business School, United Kingdom), Ann Rosenberg (SAP and IT University, Denmark), Prof. Dr. Karin Gräslund (Wiesbaden Business School, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Mark von Rosing (Copenhagen Business School and IT University, Denmark). 

The Curriculum Development Team

University Curriculum

The Development team adopted an agile collaboration approach to the development of the curriculum to be able to deliver the output in a very short time. The curriculum incorporates 14 sessions covering the following topics: Business Process Management as a Management Tool, Processes and the Process Evolution, Technology Evolution, BPM Framework – Method and Models, BPM and Business Model Management, BPM Governance in details (Strategy, Set-up, Transition and Continues Improvement), BPM Governance link to IT and Business Governance, BPM and Sustainability, The new approach for implementing process based IT solutions and BPM Technology (Business to model and model to execution).


The BPM have been piloting at the IT University of Copenhagen where the last teach was completed sucessfully Saturday May 9th 2010. Below you find a picture of the class.

Pilot Group

This BPM Curriculum will give the students the possibility on top of their BPM University Exam also to take the TOGAF Business Architecture Certification from the Open Group and SAP Business Process Expert (BPX) Associate Certification. This is truly an innovative approach, there is one University BPM Curriculum that enables 3 Certifications, one which is a University exam and two very valued industry certifications.  BPM Curriculum


SAP UA BPM Curriculum roll-out

Following successful development and University pilot project of the BPM curriculum, the official rollout will now start – we have already at the SAP University Alliances Curriculum Congress in San Diego introduce the BPM Curriculum to more than 225 academics from around the world where is was very well received.

In below link you can view the 2 slide decks which was presented at the event:


see the BPM Curriculum presentation slides at Curriculum Congress



We will also run two introductory sessions on the BPM curriculum at this year’s SAPPHIRE NOW in Orlando and Frankfurt (May 16 – 19, 2010). There will be an opportunity to learn about the BPM Curriculum and also meet up and discuss your interest in our work. Please come visit us at our SAP University Alliances pod.


We have also plan flowing train-the-trainer sessions which both will take place as class rome training and virtuel training:



UA North America Regional Workshops – Summer 2010: Registration Now Open

The training will take place at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, July 12-15 2010.

To registrate please go to following link:


EMEA:The European university train-the-trainer sessions will be in Walldorf, Germany as a pre-conference activity to UGM which will take place 9th and 10th September 2010.The training will take place at SAP WDF  7th and 8th September 2010. To register please use the Self-Service area in the UA EMEA Portal with your corresponding User-ID.   Virtual:There is furthermore planned a Virtual delivery of the BPM Curriculum workshop which will be delivered in June/July 2010. Please see below the schedule.


In the next UA Newsletter the virtual sessions will be mentioned and there will be information about the registration.


To registrate please send an email to Benjamin Herrmann on email:


Participating on these sessions, will enable the different University lectures, to be able to deliver/lecture the developed BPM Curriculum. This face-to-face sessions covers in the detail the BPM Curriculum including get a good knowledge of the books and Academic Articles which are used within the curriculum: The 2 books which are used are: Business Process Management  – The SAP Roadmap and Real-World BPM in an SAP Environment. During the 4 days you will also get a good understanding of the different BPM technologies which are part of the curriculum: SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management, Solution Manager, SAP Business Designer by IDS Scheer, SAP BusinessObjects and Sustainability Performance Management. The participants will also learn how to apply the exercises which are defined based on Global Bike. 


 To get some more details about the SAP UA BPM Curriculum such as the BPM Curriculum Purpose and Objectives, lesson Plan overview, Introduction to each session: purpose and content, How Global Bike is used as the case study to support the group assignments, Books and academic literature etc. Please take a look at below presentation:


see the BPM Curriculum presentation slides at Curriculum Congress.


We hope to see you in one of the trainer – trainer sessions.


Best Regards from

Ann Rosenberg and Prof. Dr. Mark von Rosing

Leading the BPM and EA Roundtables SAP University Alliances

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      Author's profile photo Simon Polovina
      Simon Polovina
      Hi all as discussed at SAPPHIRE NOW this week I would just like to add my support to this great module - well done!

      As I commented at the meeting, I would just like to ensure that the content of this module's curriculum can connect with the use of actual tools, as the tools through the capture of the metamodels, would assist in validation of the models. Given the amount of coverage there is already in this module I'd agree we can't do it to that extent in it, but at least just to flag it.

      Also we may want to have an introductory section on Business Semantics? See:

      "Semantics in business systems: the discipline underlying web services, business rules, and the Semantic Web / Dave McComb.    
      Amsterdam; London : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2004."

      It is contemporary and relevant to BPM, especially if we are considering sustainability and integrating its meaning and significance into BPM in a way that can be operationalised?

      Hope that helps! Simon