A Process Mining Course

One of the things that you have probably read about is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).  Several leading universities have launched them — and futurists have boldly suggested that in the near future kids from India and Brazil may sign up online and earn degrees from Harvard or the London School of Economics, via these course that are beginning to be offered.  Leaving aside what the future may hold, if you want to explore MOOC and learn about one of the most exciting new process technologies at the same time, you could take a MOOC course — Process Mining:  Data science in Action.  This course will take place on November 12th of this year and be taught by one of the world’s leading experts on Process Mining,    Wil van der Aalst, who is a professor at Endhoven, a university in the Netherlands, the head of the IEEE process mining task force, and one of board members of the International BPM Conference.  There are already 10,000 people registered for this course.

Anyone who has worked with BPMS tools knows the tools could be more helpful.  As it is, one has to figure out how a process works by asking lots of questions.  In the near future, its more likely that Process Mining tools will examine existing data and propose models of processes that human’s can then edit.  Or, Process Mining tools will examine data and propose where there are bottlenecks and other problems that should be eliminated.  In other words, Process Mining technology is a big step in making BPMS much more intelligent and helpful.  It is also a great example of how Big Data and Analytics are going to change the way we do business.  Any business process modeler or business analyst who wants to prepare for the next ten years needs to understand how this technology is going to change our field, and this course with this instructor is an ideal way to do that.

For more information on this course, check  www.coursera.org/course/procmin for more details.



One response to “A Process Mining Course”

  1. Paul, thanks for highlighting this course. I’m registered and excited to learn more about process mining — as you say from one of the world’s leaders in business process research and practice, Prof. Wil van der Aalst..


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