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Business Process Management with JBoss jBPM

By : Matt Cumberlidge, Tom Baeyens
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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)

Chapter 5. Iterate the prototype

Having built our prototype, we must put it in front of some users for some preliminary testing. This is our "proof-of-concept" stage. This is really our last chance to throw out our BPM system before we commit to it and go forward with an implementation. We need to put it through its paces, and work out whether or not it is going to fit the bill for what we need from it.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Setting up the proof of concept

  • Making the prototype available on a server

  • Running the proof-of-concept test

  • Making changes to the process

  • Integrating with other systems

By the end of this chapter, we will have obtained sign-off from our sponsor that we are ready to move to full-scale user acceptance testing and implementation.