Essential Business Process Modeling (Paperback)

Michael Havey

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2005-09-27
  • 定價: $1,650
  • 售價: 9.0$1,485
  • 貴賓價: 8.8$1,452
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 354
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596008430
  • ISBN-13: 9780596008437
  • 相關分類: XML企業資源規劃 Erp
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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.


Table of Contents:


Part One. Concepts

1. Introduction to Business Process Modeling

     The Benefits of BPM

     BPM Acid Test: The Process-Oriented Application

     The Morass of BPM





2. Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture

     Designing a Solution

     Components of the Design




3. The Scenic Tour of Process Theory

     Family Tree

     The Pi-Calculus

     Petri Nets

     State Machines and Activity Diagrams



4. Process Design Patterns

     Design Patterns and the GoF

     Process Patterns and the P4

     Basic Patterns

     Advanced Branch and Join Patterns

     Structural Patterns

     Multiple Instances Patterns

     State-Based Patterns

     Cancellation Patterns

     Yet Another Workflow Language (YAWL)

     Additional Patterns

     Process Coding Standards



Part Two. standards

5. Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)

     Anatomy of a Process

     BPEL Example

     BPEL in a Nutshell


     BPEL and Patterns



6. BPMI Standards: BPMN and BPML





7. The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)

     The Reference Model






8. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): Choreography

     About the W3C

     Choreography and Orchestration






9. Other BPM Models

     OMG: Model-Driven BPM

     ebXML BPSS: Collaboration

     Microsoft XLANG: BPEL Forerunner

     IBM WSFL: BPEL Forerunner

     BPEL, XLANG, and WSFL



Part Three. Examples

10. Example: Human Workflow in Insurance Claims Processing

     Oracle BPEL Process Manager

     Setting Up the Environment

     Developing the Example

     Testing the Example



11. Example: Enterprise Message Broker

     What Is a Message Broker?

     Example: Employee Benefits Message Broker


Key BPM Acronymns



十年前,隨著電子郵件和日曆應用程式的結合,群組軟體幫助組織內的人員追蹤工作流程。如今企業中的工作流程意味著更多的監控和協調大型系統。一種名為業務流程管理(Business Process Management,簡稱BPM)的新技術幫助軟體架構師和開發人員設計、編碼、運行、管理和監控複雜的基於網絡的業務流程。


聽起來很複雜嗎?確實如此。但是,當你不得不為每一個與流程相關的重要信息在網絡上搜索時,這真是令人沮喪。《Essential Business Process Modeling》將BPM的所有概念、設計、架構和標準規範集中在一本簡明的書中,並提供實例來說明BPM在流程符號、執行、管理和監控方面的方法。

作者Mike Havey展示了編寫嚴謹流程的標準方法,這些流程是服務導向架構(SOA)的核心,SOA定義了網絡互動的方式,以便一個可以為另一個提供服務。他的書還展示了BPM如何補充企業應用集成(EAI),這是一種從舊應用程式遷移到新應用程式的方法,以及用於將不同的網絡服務、消息傳遞和XML技術整合到單一網絡中的企業服務總線(Enterprise Service BUS)。他說,BPM對於這個服務集合就像指揮家對樂團音樂家一樣:它協調他們在演奏更大的作品時的行動。

《Essential Business Process Modeling》教你如何使用可以在普通個人電腦或筆記型電腦上運行的免費工具開發面向流程的應用實例。你還將學習BPM設計模式和最佳實踐,以及一些基礎理論。在企業內部監控流程的最佳方法是使用BPM,而在BPM中導航的最佳方法是閱讀這本寶貴的書。

1. 業務流程建模簡介
- BPM的好處
- BPM的應用測試:面向流程的應用程式
- BPM的困境
- 工作流程
- 路線圖
- 總結
- 參考資料
2. 良好BPM架構的設計
- 設計解決方案
- 設計的組件
- 標準
- 總結
- 參考資料
3. 流程理論的風景之旅
- 家族樹
- Pi演算法
- Petri網絡
- 狀態機和活動圖
- 總結
- 參考資料
4. 流程設計模式