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Essential Business Process Modeling

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ISBN-10: 0596008430

ISBN-13: 9780596008437

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Havey

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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.…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Concepts
Introduction to Business Process Modeling
The Benefits of BPM
BPM Acid Test: The Process-Oriented Application
The Morass of BPM
Workflow
Roadmap
Summary
References
Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture
Designing a Solution
Components of the Design
Standards
Summary
Reference
The Scenic Tour of Process Theory
Family Tree
The Pi-Calculus
Petri Nets
State Machines and Activity Diagrams
Summary
References
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
Standards
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
Anatomy of a Process
BPEL Example
BPEL in a Nutshell
BPELJ
BPEL and Patterns
Summary
References
BPMI Standards: BPMN and BPML
BPMN
BPML
Summary
Reference
The Workflow Management Coalition (WFMC)
The Reference Model
XPDL
WAPI
WfXML
Summary
References
World Wide WEB Consortium (W3C): Choreography
About the W3C
Choreography and Orchestration
WS-CDL
WSCI
WSCL
Summary
References
Other BPM Models
OMG: Model-Driven BPM
ebXML BPSS: Collaboration
Microsoft XLANG: BPEL Forerunner
IBM WSFL: BPEL Forerunner
BPEL, XLANG, and WSFL
Summary
References
Examples
Example: Human Workflow in Insurance Claims Processing
Oracle BPEL Process Manager
Setting Up the Environment
Developing the Example
Testing the Example
Summary
References
Example: Enterprise Message Broker
What Is a Message Broker?
Example: Employee Benefits Message Broker
Summary
Key BPM Acronymns
Index