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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)

About the Reviewers

Diego Naya Lazo is a Chief Enterprise Architect living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently works for Argentina's biggest healthcare provider and has more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He participated in several projects as a hands-on software architect and performed the technical lead role in many companies. His interest in computer programming began with his desire to create the most vivid 3D animations as a graphic designer at the age of 15.

Dr David Franklin is an experienced hands-on software architect with more than 20 years experience with leading-edge companies and technologies.

Sebastien Michea is a J2EE software architect at Manaty (www.manaty.net).

After a PhD in Mathematical Physics at Université de Bourgogne (Dijon, France), he studied Quantum Statistical systems in Yonsei university (Seoul). Programming with Java since its first version, he joined Cap Gemini Telecom in Paris as a Java developer. He then worked at PSU (State College, USA) as a Lecturer and Researcher in the Computer Science and Mathematics department and simultaneously developed a trading system based on non-linear correlations.

In 2006 he founded Manaty, an open-source IT company which is closer to a freelancer community than a traditional company that create software using cutting-edge technologies like EJB3, Flex, and.NET.

His main areas of interest are software design, science, linguistic, and cooking.