Book Image

Business Process Management with JBoss jBPM

By : Matt Cumberlidge, Tom Baeyens
Book Image

Business Process Management with JBoss jBPM

By: Matt Cumberlidge, Tom Baeyens

Overview of this book

JBoss jBPM is a free, open-source, business process management solution. It enables users to create business processes that coordinate people, applications, and services. A business process is a sequence of activities triggered by a certain input that results in a valuable output. Business Process Management is about analyzing those activities in a structured way and eventually supporting their execution with a workflow application. This allows for the following results: Better management visibility of their business: improved decision making Low cost of inputs: de-skilled labor requirements, less waste, standardized components Better outputs: consistent quality, more customer satisfaction Businesses have always tried to manage their processes, but software such as jBPM brings the methodology and management theory to practical life. JBoss jBPM offers the following key features: Graphical process definition Flexibility to integrate code into the graphical process definition A customizable web-based workflow application that runs the process you’ve defined Easy programming model to extend the graphical process definition A process-oriented programming model (jPDL) that blends the best of process definition languages and Java. Easy to integrate with other systems through the JBoss middleware suite.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


We have covered a great deal in this chapter, and we've come a long way. Let's just recap what we have been doing:

  • We installed Java, the JBoss application server, the jBPM engine, and the jBPM Designer.

  • We looked at the fundamental concepts that underpin JBoss jBPM.

  • We put these concepts into practice by building our first process definition for our proof-of-concept system.

In the next chapter, we will take this to the next stage by taking a look at how the process definition we have built will look in the web console user interface.