Production Workflow

Production Workflow : Concepts and Techniques

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2175C-9 Implemented properly, workflow products enable companies to reengineer and streamline business processes. In Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques, two of IBM's leading workflow experts demonstrate structures of production workflow systems and solutions that deliver maximum availability, reliability, and scalability. This start-to-finish, vendor-independent guide brings together best practices from these areas. Coverage includes: *Fundamentals: types of workflows, and relationship with other technologies. *Key elements of a workflow metamodel including its mathematical formalization. *Architecture of production workflow systems. *Relating workflows with transactions and objects. *The role of standards: Workflow Management Coalition and OMG. *Advanced workflow functions and application topologies. *Process-based CASE techniques for development, testing, and maintenance. The authors walk step-by-step through modeling workflows and building workflow-based applications. You'll also learn about the properties of these applications and how appropriate architectures of workflow systems ensure these properties.Whatever your role in workflow and/or reengineering projects, Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques delivers the specific information you need to achieve results.show more

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  • Paperback | 479 pages
  • 176.8 x 232.9 x 33.8mm | 952.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130217530
  • 9780130217530

About Frank Leymann

DR. FRANK LEYMANN is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and the chief architect of IBM's production workflow management system, MQSeries Workflow. He has published extensively on the subject, speaks at conferences worldwide, and is respected throughout the field in both professional and academic circles. DIETER ROLLER is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member working on the architecture and design of MQSeries Workflow. He has contributed to all facets of the development and enterprise-wide deployment of workflow-based applications and is deeply involved in customer projects from this area.show more

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2175C-9 Implemented properly, workflow products enable companies to reengineer and streamline business processes. In Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques, two of IBM's leading workflow experts demonstrate structures of production workflow systems and solutions that deliver maximum availability, reliability, and scalability. This start-to-finish, vendor-independent guide brings together best practices from these areas. Coverage includes: Fundamentals: types of workflows, and relationship with other technologies. Key elements of a workflow metamodel including its mathematical formalization. Architecture of production workflow systems. Relating workflows with transactions and objects. The role of standards: Workflow Management Coalition and OMG. Advanced workflow functions and application topologies. Process-based CASE techniques for development, testing, and maintenance. The authors walk step-by-step through modeling workflows and building workflow-based applications. You'll also learn about the properties of these applications and how appropriate architectures of workflow systems ensure these properties. Whatever your role in workflow and/or reengineering projects, Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques delivers the specific information you need to achieve results.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Business Processes. Business Processes as Enterprise Resource. Virtual Enterprises. Processes and Workflows. Dimensions of Workflow. User Support. Categories of Workflows. Application Structure. Workflow and Objects. Application Operating System. Software Stack. Document/Image Processing. Groupware and Workflow. Different Views of Applications. Transactional Workflow. Advanced Usage. System Requirements. Relation to Other Technologies.2. Business Engineering. Business Modeling. Business Logic. Enterprise Structure. Information Technology Infrastructure. Business Modeling Example. Business Process Reengineering. Process Discovery. Process Optimization. Process Analysis. Business Engineering and Workflow. Monitoring.3. Workflow Management System Basics. Main Components. Types of Users. Buildtime. Metamodel Overview. Runtime. Audit Trail. Process Management. Authorization. Application Programming Interface. System Structure. Workflow Standards.4. Metamodel. The Notion of a Metamodel. Process Data. Activities. Control Flow. Data Flow. Summary: PM-Graphs. Navigation. Summary: G-Instances.5. Advanced Functions. Events. Dynamic Modification of Workflows. Advanced Join Conditions. Container Materialization. Object Staging. Context Management. Performance Spheres. Compile Spheres.6. Workflows and Objects. Component-based Software Construction. Scripts in Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. The Object Request Broker. The OMG Workflow Management Facility.7. Workflows and Transactions. Basic Transaction Concepts. Advanced Transaction Concepts. Streams. Atomic Spheres. Compensation Spheres. Phoenix Behavior.8. Advanced Usage. Monitoring Dynamic Integrity Rules. Software Distribution. Security Management. Business-Process-Oriented Systems Management.9. Application Topologies. Dependent Applications. Client/Server Structures. TP Monitors. Communication Paradigms. Message Monitors. Message Broker. Object Brokers. Distributed Applications. Web Applications. Workflow-based Applications.10. Architecture and System Structure. Architectural Principles. System Structure. Servers. Client. Program Execution. System Group. Domains. System Tuning. Workload Management. Systems Management. Exploiting Parallel Databases. Server Implementation Aspects. Navigation. Message Queuing Usage. Process Compiler.11. Development of Workflow-based Applications. Development Environment Blueprint. Component Generation. Testing. Animation. Debugging Activity Implementations. Application Database Design. Application Tuning. Optimization.A Travel Reservation Example. B List of Symbols. Bibliography. Index.show more

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