Essential Business Process Modeling

( 1 )

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$43.39
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$49.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $29.04   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   
Essential Business Process Modeling

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$22.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$39.99 List Price

Overview

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. But it's downright frustrating when you have to search the Web for every little piece of information vital to the process. Essential Business Process Modeling gathers all the concepts, design, architecture, and standard specifications of BPM into one concise book, and offers hands-on examples that illustrate BPM's approach to process notation, execution, administration and monitoring.

Author Mike Havey demonstrates standard ways to code rigorous processes that are centerpieces of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), which defines how networks interact so that one can perform a service for the other. His book also shows how BPM complements enterprise application integration (EAI), a method for moving from older applications to new ones, and Enterprise Service BUS for integrating different web services, messaging, and XML technologies into a single network. BPM, he says, is to this collection of services what a conductor is to musicians in an orchestra: it coordinates their actions in the performance of a larger composition.

Essential Business Process Modeling teaches you how to develop examples of process-oriented applications using free tools that can be run on an average PC or laptop. You'll also learn about BPM design patterns and best practices, as well as some underlying theory. The best way to monitor processes within an enterprise is with BPM, and the best way to navigate BPM is with this valuable book.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596008437
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 1,038,735
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Harvey is an architect of several major BPM applications and author of magazine articles on BPM and process-oriented applications. In addition to being interested in the foundational concepts of BPM, Michael has spent much of his career working for companies that sell BPM product solutions (BEA with Weblogic Integration and IBM with Websphere Business Integration).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface;
Audience;
Assumptions This Book Makes;
Contents of This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari Enabled;
We'd Like to Hear from You;
Acknowledgments;
Part I: Concepts;
Chapter One: Introduction to Business Process Modeling;
1.1 The Benefits of BPM;
1.2 BPM Acid Test: The Process-Oriented Application;
1.3 The Morass of BPM;
1.4 Workflow;
1.5 Roadmap;
1.6 Summary;
1.7 References;
Chapter Two: Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture;
2.1 Designing a Solution;
2.2 Components of the Design;
2.3 Standards;
2.4 Summary;
2.5 Reference;
Chapter Three: The Scenic Tour of Process Theory;
3.1 Family Tree;
3.2 The Pi-Calculus;
3.3 Petri Nets;
3.4 State Machines and Activity Diagrams;
3.5 Summary;
3.6 References;
Chapter Four: Process Design Patterns;
4.1 Design Patterns and the GoF;
4.2 Process Patterns and the P4;
4.3 Yet Another Workflow Language (YAWL);
4.4 Additional Patterns;
4.5 Process Coding Standards;
4.6 Summary;
4.7 References;
Part II: Standards;
Chapter Five: Business Process Execution Language (BPEL);
5.1 Anatomy of a Process;
5.2 BPEL Example;
5.3 BPEL in a Nutshell;
5.4 BPELJ;
5.5 BPEL and Patterns;
5.6 Summary;
5.7 References;
Chapter Six: BPMI Standards: BPMN and BPML;
6.1 BPMN;
6.2 BPML;
6.3 Summary;
6.4 Reference;
Chapter Seven: The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC);
7.1 The Reference Model;
7.2 XPDL;
7.3 WAPI;
7.4 WfXML;
7.5 Summary;
7.6 References;
Chapter Eight: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): Choreography;
8.1 About the W3C;
8.2 Choreography and Orchestration;
8.3 WS-CDL;
8.4 WSCI;
8.5 WSCL;
8.6 Summary;
8.7 References;
Chapter Nine: Other BPM Models;
9.1 OMG: Model-Driven BPM;
9.2 ebXML BPSS: Collaboration;
9.3 Microsoft XLANG: BPEL Forerunner;
9.4 IBM WSFL: BPEL Forerunner;
9.5 BPEL, XLANG, and WSFL;
9.6 Summary;
9.7 References;
Part III: Examples;
Chapter Ten: Example: Human Workflow in Insurance Claims Processing;
10.1 Oracle BPEL Process Manager;
10.2 Setting Up the Environment;
10.3 Developing the Example;
10.4 Testing the Example;
10.5 Summary;
10.6 References;
Chapter Eleven: Example: Enterprise Message Broker;
11.1 What Is a Message Broker?;
11.2 Example: Employee Benefits Message Broker;
11.3 Summary;
Key BPM Acronymns;
Colophon;

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2006

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Are you a software architect or developer who intends to build solutions that feature or use business process modeling (BPM)? If you are, this book is for you. Author Michael Havey, has written an outstanding book that provides BPM concepts, standards, and substantial examples of the technology in action. Havey, begins examining what BPM is not and discusses its benefits. Next, the author develops a model BPM architecture, and discusses the main pieces of a good BPM application, the design of each piece, and which standards are adopted. Then, he provides a tour of the Pi Calculas, Petri nets, state machines, and UML activity diagrams, and why they matter. The author continues by including a detailed look at the 20 process patterns identified by some of the leading BPM theorists or better known as P4. In addition, he provided a detailed look at BPEL the BPMI specifications the WfMC web services choreography and, the OMG's model-driven approach, BPSS, XLANG, and WSFL. The author also provides a detailed look at BPEL, the leading BPM standard. Then, the author examines BPMI and its two standards: BPML and BPMN. Next, he presents an overview of the main offerings of the WfMC: the reference model, WAPI, WfXML, and XPDL. Next, the author examines the W3C's work in choreography. Then, he discusses four process languages that are too important not to mention. The author continues by illustrating a fully functional working example of a BPEL insurance claim processing application based on the Oracle BPEL Process Manager product, including how to incorporate human workflow into an otherwise automated process. Finally, the author develops another working example, a central message broker application that manages system communications for a company's employee benefits. This excellent book assumes the reader is comfortable with or has had some exposure to web services and XML, including XML Schema Definition (XSD) and Xpath. Along the way, this book introduces design patterns and best practices specific to BPM, as well as some underlying theory.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)