Workshop cogNIAM® core

Looking for a clear and reliable way to capture the knowledge and experience of everyday practice and translate it into requirements, specifications or models? Then let us teach you the basic principles that we have been applying for decades to get this done, in just one day.

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How do I ensure that my systems, processes and compliance documents are in line with everyday practice?

In the cogNIAM® core course you will learn the underlying principles of the cogNIAM® methodology: using concrete and understandable examples, to incrementally chart which knowledge is needed to manage the processes within an organization, how this knowledge is inter-related and which rules apply to it. The method is designed to enable an analyst to translate the knowledge and experience of experts into versatile models without making assumptions.

Open workshop cogNIAM® core, High Tech Campus Eindhoven:

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021

Due to COVID-19 our workshops are temporarily offered virtually.

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What will you learn during this workshop?

  • You will learn the reasons for recording knowledge in models and glossaries.
  • You will learn the distinction between process, data, rules and semantics and the advantages of integrally recording these aspects of knowledge.
  • You will learn how the use of concrete examples facilitates a conversation with subject matter experts in your organization in their own language during the modelling process and thus enforce that the created model exactly matches their input.
  • All of the above at entry level; experienced professionals can use the cogNIAM® principles to apply their existing skillset in a new way, starting analysts can use this knowledge as a solid foundation for a follow-up course in process, data or rules modelling.

About cogNIAM®

cogNIAM® is a unique method that transfers knowledge into usable business models and based on iterative protocols. To achieve this, cogNIAM® uses natural language and concrete examples. This ensures that the resulting models are understandable and verifiable for all. cogNIAM® combines open world standards to capture processes, data, rules, semantics and the coherence between them.

The unique advantages

You obtain your knowledge directly from the source. Our trainers have broad practical experience with national and international organizations and have been actively involved in developing various global standards, including BPMN 2.0, DMN and FBM

Our method results in 100% complete, correct and consistent requirements specifications.

A business case that you yourself have selected will be used during the course of the workshop. This makes it possible to directly implement the knowledge you have acquired for the benefit of your organization.


The cogNIAM® method

During this workshop we use cogNIAM, a method developed by PNA. A method to map, not only processes, but also data models, rules and semantics of an organization. Because of the simple rules that make up this method, it can be learned by any knowledge worker. Using this method, knowledge becomes structured and integrated into a knowledge model. From this model the knowledge can be used productively within the organization in many different ways and disciplines. For example:

  • To demonstrate that the organization complies with the set rules.

  • As a starting point for an IT project to save valuable analysis time.

  • To introduce new employees to the processes within the organization.

Signup Workshop cogNIAM® core

    High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

  • one-day workshop from 10:00 till 17:00 including lunch.
  • 4 possible start dates.
  • Available in Dutch and English.
  • € 295,- (excluding VAT) per participant. Max. 8 participants per workshop

Request custom workshop

    Inhouse / Locatie of choice

  • Determine your specific learning goals together with our instructor.
  • Custom made curriculum with a business case from your practice.
  • Optional: in-house coaching afterwards.
  • Available in Dutch and English.

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