Essential Business Process Modeling

Essential Business Process Modeling

By: Mike Havey (author)Paperback

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Ten years ago, groupware bundled with email and calendar applications helped track the flow of work from person to person within an organization. Workflow in today's enterprise means more monitoring and orchestrating massive systems. A new technology called Business Process Management, or BPM, helps software architects and developers design, code, run, administer, and monitor complex network-based business processes BPM replaces those sketchy flowchart diagrams that business analysts draw on whiteboards with a precise model that uses standard graphical and XML representations, and an architecture that allows it converse with other services, systems, and users. Sound complicated? It is. But it's downright frustrating when you have to search the Web for every little piece of information vital to the process. Essential Business Process Modeling gathers all the concepts, design, architecture, and standard specifications of BPM into one concise book, and offers hands-on examples that illustrate BPM's approach to process notation, execution, administration and monitoring. Author Mike Havey demonstrates standard ways to code rigorous processes that are centerpieces of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), which defines how networks interact so that one can perform a service for the other. His book also shows how BPM complements enterprise application integration (EAI), a method for moving from older applications to new ones, and Enterprise Service BUS for integrating different web services, messaging, and XML technologies into a single network. BPM, he says, is to this collection of services what a conductor is to musicians in an orchestra: it coordinates their actions in the performance of a larger composition. Essential Business Process Modeling teaches you how to develop examples of process-oriented applications using free tools that can be run on an average PC or laptop. You'll also learn about BPM design patterns and best practices, as well as some underlying theory. The best way to monitor processes within an enterprise is with BPM, and the best way to navigate BPM is with this valuable book.

About Author

Michael Havey is an architect of several major BPM applications and author of magazine articles on BPM and process-oriented applications. In addition to being interested in the foundational concepts of BPM, Michael has spent much of his career working for companies that sell BPM product solutions (BEA with Weblogic Integration and IBM with Websphere Business Integration).


Preface Part One. Concepts 1. Introduction to Business Process Modeling The Benefits of BPM BPM Acid Test: The Process-Oriented Application The Morass of BPM Workflow Roadmap Summary References 2. Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture Designing a Solution Components of the Design Standards Summary Reference 3. The Scenic Tour of Process Theory Family Tree The Pi-Calculus Petri Nets State Machines and Activity Diagrams Summary References4. Process Design Patterns Design Patterns and the GoF Process Patterns and the P4 Basic Patterns Advanced Branch and Join Patterns Structural Patterns Multiple Instances Patterns State-Based Patterns Cancellation Patterns Yet Another Workflow Language (YAWL) Additional Patterns Process Coding Standards Summary References Part Two. standards 5. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) Anatomy of a Process BPEL Example BPEL in a Nutshell BPELJ BPEL and Patterns Summary References 6. BPMI Standards: BPMN and BPML BPMN BPML Summary Reference 7. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) The Reference Model XPDL WAPI WfXML Summary References 8. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): Choreography About the W3C Choreography and Orchestration WS-CDL WSCI WSCL Summary References 9. Other BPM Models OMG: Model-Driven BPM ebXML BPSS: Collaboration Microsoft XLANG: BPEL Forerunner IBM WSFL: BPEL Forerunner BPEL, XLANG, and WSFL Summary References Part Three. Examples 10. Example: Human Workflow in Insurance Claims Processing Oracle BPEL Process Manager Setting Up the Environment Developing the Example Testing the Example Summary References 11. Example: Enterprise Message Broker What Is a Message Broker? Example: Employee Benefits Message Broker Summary Key BPM Acronymns index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780596008437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 354
  • ID: 9780596008437
  • weight: 565
  • ISBN10: 0596008430

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