Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 – A Hands-On Tutorial

Learn from the experts – teach yourself Oracle BPM Suite 11g with an accelerated and hands-on learning path brought to you by Oracle BPM Suite Product Management team members with this book and eBook

Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 – A Hands-On Tutorial

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Heidi Buelow, Manoj Das, Manas Deb, Prasen Palvankar, Meera Srinivasan

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Book Details

ISBN 139781849681681
Paperback536 pages

About This Book

  • Offers an accelerated learning path for the much-anticipated Oracle BPM Suite 11g release
  • Set the stage for your BPM learning experience with a discussion into the evolution of BPM, and a comprehensive overview of the Oracle BPM Suite 11g Product Architecture
  • Discover BPMN 2.0 modeling, simulation, and implementation
  • Understand how Oracle uses standards like Services Component Architecture (SCA) to simplify the process of application development
  • Describes how Oracle has unified services and events into one platform
  • Built around an iterative tutorial, using a real-life scenario to illustrate all the key features
  • Full of illustrations, diagrams, and tips for developing SOA applications faster, with clear step-by-step instructions and practical examples
  • Written by Oracle BPM Suite Product Management team members

 

Who This Book Is For

This clear and detailed tutorial is perfect for both new and experienced business process developers, process architects, and process analysts looking for a pragmatic and hands-on approach to learning Oracle BPM Suite 11g.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Business Process Management
BPM—context and historical perspective
Evolution of BPM tools and standards
Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
The promise of BPM – key benefits
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM
Areas of focus for successful BPM adoption
Starting with the right business process
Creating a process-based application
Roles in BPM projects
Summary
Chapter 3: Product Architecture
Guiding principles
Design environment
Runtime architecture
Security
Management
Summary
Chapter 4: Functional Overview
Business-friendly modeling
Process analysis
Productive work management
Built for change
Summary
Chapter 5: The Tutorial Project: Sales Quote Processing
Structure of the tutorial
Sales Quote tutorial scenario
Tutorial files
Summary
Chapter 6: Product Installation
Checking your installation
What you will need and where to get it
Installation
Additional actions
Configuration
Installing WebCenter
Testing your installation
Uninstalling
Summary
Chapter 7: Process Modeling using BPMN 2.0
BPMN 2.0 concepts
Creating a BPM Application
Tutorial: Creating SalesQuote project and modeling RequestQuote process
Summary
Chapter 8: Process Organization Model
Concepts
Tutorial: Defining organizational model for SalesQuote
Summary
Chapter 9: Simulation and Analysis of the Business Process
Simulation concepts
Simulation steps
Tutorial: Simulating SalesQuote
Creating the project simulation definition
Running the simulation
Analyzing the simulation results
Improving the process
Summary
Chapter 10: Implementation of the Business Process
Concepts
Tutorial: Making SalesQuote executable and testing it
Implementing Interactive Tasks
Configuration of the Service Task
Data association configuration for conditional flows
Configuration of Script Tasks
Deploying the process
Summary
Chapter 11: Using Process Composer
Signing on to Process Composer
Tutorial: Making changes to SalesQuote from Process Composer
Process Composer Administration
Summary
Chapter 12: Using Process Spaces and Workspace Application
End user roles and concepts
Workspace application
Process Spaces
Organizing, finding, and performing work
Managing vacations, and delegating and re-assigning work
Managing and tracking processes
Summary
Chapter 13: Process Analytics and Business Activity Monitoring
Concepts and architecture
Default process analytics and dashboards
Business indicators and measurement marks
Custom dashboards
Tutorial: Using standard and custom dashboards for the Request Quote process
Integration with Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
Tutorial: Using BAM reports for Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 14: Using Business Rules
Introducing Oracle Business Rules
Using business rules from BPM
Business rules concepts
Using IF-THEN rules
Using decision tables
Using aggregates
Tutorial: Adding determine approvals to the Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 15: Using Human Task Patterns and Other Concepts
Introducing Human Task
Using Human Tasks from BPM
Human Task participant patterns
Human Task completion outcome
Using Management Chain
Using parallel approvals
Using Approval Groups
Using Notifications
Using escalations and expirations
Tutorial: Using pattern-based, rule-driven approval routing in the Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 16: User Interface Development for Human Tasks
Introducing ADF
Tutorial: Building the ADF task forms
Summary
References
Chapter 17: Events and Exception Handling
Start and End Events
Intermediate Events
Summary
Chapter 18: Customizing and Extending Process Spaces
Concepts
Tutorial: Customizing and extending Workspace
Tutorial: Customizing WebCenter's look
Summary
Chapter 19: Administering the BPM Environment
BPM administration
Managing the BPM infrastructure
Summary
Chapter 20: Concluding Remarks

What You Will Learn

  • Build a business process application
  • Model executable processes with Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0
  • Optimize your processes using process simulation
  • Analyze activity with Process Analytics and Business Activity Monitoring
  • Integrate business decisions with Business Rules
  • Design complex Human Task flows
  • Develop rich forms for BPM
  • Collaborate with Process Spaces (Social BPM)
  • Explore life-cycle management features

In Detail

Accelerate your learning path to Oracle BPM Suite 11g with this easy-to-use and comprehensive hands-on tutorial.

Business Process Management is broadly recognized as a top business priority. While BPM is more than technology, effective process management requires a good BPM suite of tools and technologies. The market for such BPM Suites has been historically very fragmented. This market is in the process of being transformed, driven by two forces: standardization, primarily in the form of BPMN 2.0, and consolidation. Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 is a harbinger of this transformation. With its native support for BPMN 2.0 and a unified and comprehensive set of capabilities, it is poised to accelerate the change.
This book provides an excellent exposure to Oracle BPM 11gR1 and walks you through the development of a business process application based on a real-life scenario. The solution is built in an iterative fashion, with each chapter introducing a new feature until you have learned them all. This fully illustrated step-by-step tutorial is based on proven training content that has been highly praised by hundreds of business process professionals in product training courses given as part of the BPM Suite 11g rollout. While this book is specific to Oracle BPM Suite, some material being based on standards such as BPMN 2.0 are generally applicable.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Business Process Management
BPM—context and historical perspective
Evolution of BPM tools and standards
Business Process Management Suite (BPMS)
The promise of BPM – key benefits
Summary
Chapter 2: Getting Started with BPM
Areas of focus for successful BPM adoption
Starting with the right business process
Creating a process-based application
Roles in BPM projects
Summary
Chapter 3: Product Architecture
Guiding principles
Design environment
Runtime architecture
Security
Management
Summary
Chapter 4: Functional Overview
Business-friendly modeling
Process analysis
Productive work management
Built for change
Summary
Chapter 5: The Tutorial Project: Sales Quote Processing
Structure of the tutorial
Sales Quote tutorial scenario
Tutorial files
Summary
Chapter 6: Product Installation
Checking your installation
What you will need and where to get it
Installation
Additional actions
Configuration
Installing WebCenter
Testing your installation
Uninstalling
Summary
Chapter 7: Process Modeling using BPMN 2.0
BPMN 2.0 concepts
Creating a BPM Application
Tutorial: Creating SalesQuote project and modeling RequestQuote process
Summary
Chapter 8: Process Organization Model
Concepts
Tutorial: Defining organizational model for SalesQuote
Summary
Chapter 9: Simulation and Analysis of the Business Process
Simulation concepts
Simulation steps
Tutorial: Simulating SalesQuote
Creating the project simulation definition
Running the simulation
Analyzing the simulation results
Improving the process
Summary
Chapter 10: Implementation of the Business Process
Concepts
Tutorial: Making SalesQuote executable and testing it
Implementing Interactive Tasks
Configuration of the Service Task
Data association configuration for conditional flows
Configuration of Script Tasks
Deploying the process
Summary
Chapter 11: Using Process Composer
Signing on to Process Composer
Tutorial: Making changes to SalesQuote from Process Composer
Process Composer Administration
Summary
Chapter 12: Using Process Spaces and Workspace Application
End user roles and concepts
Workspace application
Process Spaces
Organizing, finding, and performing work
Managing vacations, and delegating and re-assigning work
Managing and tracking processes
Summary
Chapter 13: Process Analytics and Business Activity Monitoring
Concepts and architecture
Default process analytics and dashboards
Business indicators and measurement marks
Custom dashboards
Tutorial: Using standard and custom dashboards for the Request Quote process
Integration with Oracle Business Activity Monitoring
Tutorial: Using BAM reports for Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 14: Using Business Rules
Introducing Oracle Business Rules
Using business rules from BPM
Business rules concepts
Using IF-THEN rules
Using decision tables
Using aggregates
Tutorial: Adding determine approvals to the Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 15: Using Human Task Patterns and Other Concepts
Introducing Human Task
Using Human Tasks from BPM
Human Task participant patterns
Human Task completion outcome
Using Management Chain
Using parallel approvals
Using Approval Groups
Using Notifications
Using escalations and expirations
Tutorial: Using pattern-based, rule-driven approval routing in the Request Quote process
Summary
Chapter 16: User Interface Development for Human Tasks
Introducing ADF
Tutorial: Building the ADF task forms
Summary
References
Chapter 17: Events and Exception Handling
Start and End Events
Intermediate Events
Summary
Chapter 18: Customizing and Extending Process Spaces
Concepts
Tutorial: Customizing and extending Workspace
Tutorial: Customizing WebCenter's look
Summary
Chapter 19: Administering the BPM Environment
BPM administration
Managing the BPM infrastructure
Summary
Chapter 20: Concluding Remarks

Book Details

ISBN 139781849681681
Paperback536 pages
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