Business Process Management with JBoss jBPM
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Develop business process models for implementation in a business process management system.
- Map your business processes in an efficient, standards-friendly way
- Use the jBPM toolset to work with business process maps, create a customizable user interface for users to interact with the process, collect process execution data, and integrate with existing systems.
- Use the SeeWhy business intelligence toolset as a Business Activity Monitoring solution, to analyze process execution data, provide real-time alerts regarding the operation of the process, and for ongoing process improvement
- Set up business rules, assign tasks, work with process variables, automate activities and decisions.
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 220 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2007
ISBN : 184719236X
ISBN 13 : 9781847192363
Author(s) : Matt Cumberlidge
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise, JBoss
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Understanding the target process
Chapter 3: Develop the process in JBoss jBPM
Chapter 4: The prototype user interface
Chapter 5: Iterate the prototype
Chapter 6: Proof-of-concept to implementation
Chapter 7: Ongoing process improvement
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Errata- 2 submitted: last submission 28 Jun 2012
Errata type:Code | Page number:109
The security roles created (manager, participant, administrator) need be added to the web.xml of jbpm-console. Here's the updated web.xml (I included the user role, also):
admin user manager participant administrator Secure Area /sa/* GET POST user manager admin participant administrator
Errata type: Typo| Page number:125
Where it says "click End Task to submit and move on"
it should be:
"click on Save and Close to submit and move on"
What you will learn from this book
This book will teach business analysts:
- What a business process is and why you would want to manage it
- How to map your business process
- Eliminating waste from the process
- How to define roles and responsibilities within the process
- Taking your process map into the jBPM toolset
- Activities/States and decision points
- How to work with process variables
- Automating activities/decisions where possible
- Setting up business rules: task assignment
- Business Activity Monitoring: analyzing process execution data, conducting ongoing process improvement
The book covers tasks that are common to all BPM implementations, but focuses on implementation in the popular and free jBPM.
JBoss jBPM is a free, open-source, business process management solution. It enables users to create business processes that coordinate people, applications, and services.
A business process is a sequence of activities triggered by a certain input that results in a valuable output. Business Process Management is about analyzing those activities in a structured way and eventually supporting their execution with a workflow application. This allows for the following results:
- Better management visibility of their business: improved decision making
- Low cost of inputs: de-skilled labor requirements, less waste, standardized components
- Better outputs: consistent quality, more customer satisfaction
Businesses have always tried to manage their processes, but software such as jBPM brings the methodology and management theory to practical life.
JBoss jBPM offers the following key features:
- Graphical process definition
- Flexibility to integrate code into the graphical process definition
- A customizable web-based workflow application that runs the process youâ€™ve defined
- Easy programming model to extend the graphical process definition
- A process-oriented programming model (jPDL) that blends the best of process definition languages and Java.
- Easy to integrate with other systems through the JBoss middleware suite.
This book shows business analysts how to model business processes in JBoss jBPM and use these models to generate a fully-functioning workflow application. The book shows how business analysts can use the tools to build a solution without the need for Java coding expertise. It also introduces more advanced functionality that can be implemented by Java developers in partnership with the BA.
This book takes a practical approach, with step-by-step instructions for business process management, model creation, and implementation. The book uses a typical BPM project lifecycle case study to explore and explain the process in a realistic situation.
Who this book is for
This is a book for Business Analysts (BAs) who need to develop a process model for implementation in a business process management system. Developers looking at the JBoss jBPM toolset will also find it a useful introduction to the key concepts.
This book is a full toolkit for someone who wants to implement BPM in the right way. This toolkit is particularly aimed at Business Analysts, although Project Managers, IT managers, developers, and even business people can expect to find useful tools and techniques in here. We will present the project framework, analysis techniques and templates, BPM technology and example deliverables that you need to successfully bring a BPM solution into your organization.