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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)


This has been one of our more technical chapters, although hopefully we haven't lost you along the way! Even if we have, this chapter will still have showed you what it is possible to accomplish with jBPM and other related toolsets. We have taken our system from a bare-bones business process management proof-of-concept system to a mature and robust BPM suite. Now, it is time to capitalize on all our hard work and start getting a return from our investment. Our work force will now be better organized and more productive, and we as Business Analysts can start analyzing the data coming out of our BPM system to see where we can make further process improvements.

In this chapter, we have:

  • Considered what should go into a detailed implementation plan

  • Changed the database back end of jBPM for something more robust

  • Developed a process monitoring solution for our BPM suite