Business Process Driven SOA using BPMN and BPEL

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  • Modeling business processes in an SOA-compliant way
  • A detailed understanding of BPMN standard for business process modeling and analysis
  • Automatically translating BPMN into BPEL
  • Executing business processes on SOA platforms
  • Overcome the semantic gap between process models and their execution, and follow the closed-loop business process management life cycle
  • Understand technologies complementary to BPM and SOA such as Business Rules Management and Business Activity monitoring

Modeling business processes for SOA and developing end-to-end IT support has become one of the top IT priorities. The SOA approach is based on services and on processes. Processes are focused on composition of services and in that sense services become process activities.

Experience has shown that the implementation and optimization of processes are the most important factors in the success of SOA projects. SOA is so valuable to businesses because it enables process optimization. In order to optimize processes, we need to know which processes are relevant and we have to understand them – something that cannot be done without business process modeling. There is a major problem with this approach – a semantic gap between the process model and the applications.

This book will show you how to fill this gap. It describes a pragmatic approach to business process modeling using the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and the automatic mapping of BPMN to the Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), which is the de-facto standard for executing business processes in SOA. The book will also cover related technologies like Business Rules Management and Business Activity Monitoring which play a pivotal role in achieving closed loop Business Process Management.

  • Understand business process management and how it relates to SOA
  • Understand advanced business process modeling and management with BPMN and BPEL
  • Work with tools that support BPMN and BPEL (Oracle BPA Suite)
  • Transform BPMN to BPEL and execute business processes on the SOA platform
  • A complete business process management life-cycle
  • Understand complementary technologies to BPM and SOA like Business Rules Management and Business Activity Monitoring
Page Count 328
Course Length 9 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781847191465
Date Of Publication 27 Aug 2008


Kapil Pant

Kapil Pant is an accomplished BPM consultant and Public speaker with extensive experience in Products and Professional Services consulting. He currently manages Wipro Technologies’ BPM/SOA practice in Europe, and leads consulting engagements including Business Process Improvement workshops, BPMS and SOA Tools Study & Recommendations, and BPM Architecture, Implementation & Governance.

Over the years, Kapil has been extensively involved in conducting successful workshops on Process Improvement, Requirements Analysis, BPM/SOA and Enterprise Architecture for clients in Telecom, Banking, Securities and Insurance industry verticals. He has also worked closely with leading System Integrators such as Wipro, Tata Consulting, HCL and Satyam to conduct technology enablement programs for client projects across industry verticals.

As a recognized Public Speaker, Kapil is known for his well-researched programs delivered in his high-energy, enthusiastic, and down-to-earth style. He has presented keynote speeches, workshops, seminars and over 40 road-shows across the Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA. He was also nominated by the Government of India to lead seminars as a part of a 25-member working committee for E-Governance Enterprise Architecture and Standards Taxonomy.

He has a Masters Degree in Computer Applications, a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies, and a TOGAF Certification.

Kapil presently lives in Hampshire, UK with his wife and enjoys blogging in his free time.

Matjaz B. Juric

Matjaz B. Juric holds a PhD in computer and information science. He is a full-time professor at the University of Ljubljana and heads the Cloud Computing and SOA Competence Centre ( Matjaz is an Oracle ACE Director and has been designated Java Champion and IBM Champion. He has more than 20 years of work experience.

He has authored and coauthored Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt, WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns, Business Process Driven SOA using BPMN and BPEL, Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (both English and French editions), BPEL Cookbook (which was awarded the best SOA book in 2007 by SOA World Journal), SOA Approach to Integration, Professional J2EE EAI, Professional EJB, J2EE Design Patterns Applied, and Visual Basic .NET Serialization Handbook.

He has published chapters in More Java Gems, Cambridge University Press, and in Technology Supporting Business Solutions, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. His work has also been published in several journals and magazines and presented at conferences.