Design & Implementation of Integrated Workflows

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In today’s fast-pace work environment, changing a workflow is difficult. In this series of seven training modules, consultant, university lecturer and writer, Christopher Walker, provides a detailed tutorial on how to manage that change to a successful conclusion. Attendees learn how to identify current workflow and then transform those often disjointed tasks into an efficient and smoothly operating digital process. Also introduced are software and business tools to perform a workflow needs assessment, generate and document new workflow design, issue an RFP and when completed, maintain the new processes.

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Course Info & Pricing

As broadcast and production tasks increasingly move to file-based workflows, producers, engineers and operators need a higher level understanding of new work methods and practices. This seven-module series of instruction is designed to help practitioners better understand the basics of efficient workflow and how to analyze, design and maintain such processes. This seminar reviews the following essentials:

  • Overview of workflow processes: An introduction to workflow design and management. The business process design using BPMN 2.0 (Business Process Modeling and Notation) is introduced. Students learn how to move from teamwork to work-teams.
  • Conducting a needs assessment: Students learn to determine how and if a new workflow may improve media production. The seven indicators for the usage of an automated workflow management solution are introduced.
  • Documenting an existing process: Using a systems analysis approach, students are introduced to the concept of logical equivalent. The actual process for the workflow “Tape Ingest” is illustrated.
  • Workflow design: Actual design using BPMN 2.0 of a workflow for iTunes movie packages is illustrated. Workflow reporting and monitoring requirements are examined.
  • Change management: Students learn about the importance of assigning someone to be the change motivator. Tools for changing attitudes both up and down the corporate hierarchy are introduced along with the benefits of Push-Pull methods of change motivation.
  • Implementing the changes: The three stages of execution are differentiated with an emphasis on proper communication of vendor requirements. Four database attributes along with the proper four build steps are defined. Test cases are illustrated using the iTunes example.
  • Workflow maintenance: Tasks specific to workflow management systems are introduced. The tradeoffs between “Design out maintenance” and “Design for maintenance” are reviewed. The module concludes with an overview of Total Production Maintenance (TPM).  

    This workflow tutorial, “Design and implementation of integrated workflows,” is based on a series of lectures given to university-level media students by the course author, Christopher Walker. Each of the seven modules ranges from 45-60 minutes in length. Modules may be purchased and viewed as stand-alone products, but the first module is the foundation for the other six lectures. Please review the module abstracts for more information.



    Christopher Walker

    Christopher Walker has been "doing" television for over forty year. During the 80's he designed 20 major television production facilitie...