Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics

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  • Understand different ways to communicate between processes
  • Grasp which mechanisms are available for handling exceptions in BPM
  • Understand when to use different approaches to exception handling
  • Recognize how the Fault Management Framework can be used with BPM
  • Create, manipulate and iterate over arrays in BPMN
  • Capture exceptions in a BPMN process
  • Get to grips with using correlation, including inside loops
  • Understand how BPM exceptions affect the SCA composite
  • Ensure that communications are delivered to the correct instance of a process
  • Tackle each advanced concept through both theoretical and practical learning

Oracle BPM Suite is a popular and highly capable business process management system with extensive integration capabilities. BPMN, one of the most widely used process modeling notations, includes advanced capabilities for inter-process communication, working of arrays of data, and handling exceptions. However, these very same areas are often poorly understood. This book gives you the knowledge to create professional process models using these advanced features of BPMN.

"Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics" is the only book available that provides coverage of advanced BPMN topics for Oracle BPM Suite, helping to fill in the gaps left by the product documentation, and giving you the information that you need to know to use BPMN to its full potential.

This book covers the important theory behind inter-process communication, working with arrays and handling exceptions in BPMN, along with detailed, step-by-step practical exercises that demonstrate and consolidate this theoretical knowledge.

Throughout the book we'll cover topics including different types of sub-processes, initializing and manipulating arrays, using the multi-instance embedded sub-process, fault propagation and more.

With "Oracle BPM Suite 11g: Advanced BPMN Topics" in hand, you’ll gain detailed and practical experience in using the advanced features of BPMN to create professional BPMN processes with Oracle BPM.

  • Cover some of the most commonly misunderstood areas of BPMN
  • Gain the knowledge to write professional BPMN processes
  • A practical and concise tutorial packed with advanced topics which until now had received little or no documentation for BPM Suite developers and architects
Page Count 114
Course Length 3 hours 25 minutes
ISBN 9781849687560
Date Of Publication 30 Sep 2012


Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is a Consulting Solution Architect in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect's Team (known within the Oracle community as "the A-Team") in Oracle Development. Mark spends a significant part of his time working with Oracle BPM Suite users around the world. His other main area of technical interest currently is Continuous Integration and its application to Oracle Fusion Middleware. Mark is one of the question authors for the Oracle SOA Certification Exam. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Tanya Williams

Tanya Williams is a Principal Solution Consultant in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Sales Consulting team in Australia. Tanya has experience helping organizations understand Oracle's products, map the product capabilities to their business needs, develop demonstrations and proofs of concept, and giving advice and guidance on adoption of Oracle products. Tanya spends much of her time working with Oracle BPM Suite and how to use Oracle BPM Suite, SOA Suite, and Service Bus to integrate with Oracle applications like E-Business Suite. Tanya has presented and run hands-on labs at Oracle OpenWorld. Tanya lives in Sydney, Australia. Tanya and Mark contribute to the popular "RedStack" blog at, and have both presented at a number of Oracle OpenWorld and various regional Oracle User Group events.