Top 6 free BPM courses you should take this year

A new year usually comes with new goals, so why not take a step forward for your company with Business Process Management (BPM) techniques? BPM is a popular concept these days because it works – organizing and controlling business processes helps skyrocket your company to success.

Here is a list of most popular and effective online business process management courses:

1. Starting a Business 4: Business Processes
Created by the University of Leeds, this course explains the basics of BPM: why business processes are important, how to make them efficient and increase productivity, and what information systems to use.

Hours: 2 weeks of study, 2 hours/week
Price: free access for 4 weeks; $89 for unlimited access and certificate

Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth.

2. Business Process Management: an Introduction to Process Thinking

With the Queensland University of Technology, you’ll learn about components of business processes, how BPM can improve organizational performance and the key phases of a BPM project.

Hours: 3 weeks of study, 2 hours/week
Price: free access for 4 weeks; $89 for unlimited access and certificate

This online course exposes you to process thinking and the benefits of systematically managing these business processes through BPM.

3. Diploma in Business Process Management

This course explains the importance of business processes and information systems. It also covers the essential topic of identifying and documenting business processes. More than 30,000 students took the course.

Hours: 15-20 hours, self-paced
Price: free; digital certificate for €65

The course will give you a basic knowledge and understanding of how to design, test and implement information systems for a business process.

4. Introduction to Operations Management

Created by the University of Pennsylvania, this course covers the topics of process analysis, productivity, and quality of operations – the key components to maximize profit and efficiency with BPM. Starts January 22, 2018.

Hours: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
Price: free 7-days trial, then $79 per month

Learn to analyze and improve business processes in services or in manufacturing by learning how to increase productivity and deliver higher quality standards. Key concepts include process analysis, bottlenecks, flow rates, and inventory levels, and more.

5. Process Mining: Data Science in Action

This course deals with process mining technology that is used for process analysis and improvement. Created by the Eindhoven University of Technology, it explains the key analysis techniques in process mining and teaches various process discovery algorithms. Starts January 22, 2018.

Hours: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Price: free; certificate for $30

The course provides data science knowledge that can be applied directly to analyze and improve processes

6. Continuous Improvement Tools

The course is suitable if you already have set up business processes but would like to learn improvement techniques. There you can learn methods, skills, and procedures that will allow you to direct and facilitate improvement in business processes. 1,570 students already enrolled.

Hours: 9.5 hours on-demand video
Price: $14.99 (discount applied), certificate included

Essential Lean Tools and Techniques for Business Process Improvement, Operational Excellence, and Customer Satisfaction

After taking one of these courses, you might want to implement new knowledge for building and improving your company’s processes. A nice and simple workflow tool like Metatask can be helpful for organizing any type of internal processes.