Essential Business Process Modeling

Author: Michael Havey
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596555153
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Modeling Business Processes

Author: Wil van der Aalst
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015382
Format: PDF, Docs
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An introduction to the modeling of business information systems, with processes formally modeled using Petri nets. This comprehensive introduction to modeling business-information systems focuses on business processes. It describes and demonstrates the formal modeling of processes in terms of Petri nets, using a well-established theory for capturing and analyzing models with concurrency. The precise semantics of this formal method offers a distinct advantage for modeling processes over the industrial modeling languages found in other books on the subject. Moreover, the simplicity and expressiveness of the Petri nets concept make it an ideal language for explaining foundational concepts and constructing exercises. After an overview of business information systems, the book introduces the modeling of processes in terms of classical Petri nets. This is then extended with data, time, and hierarchy to model all aspects of a process. Finally, the book explores analysis of Petri net models to detect design flaws and errors in the design process. The text, accessible to a broad audience of professionals and students, keeps technicalities to a minimum and offers numerous examples to illustrate the concepts covered. Exercises at different levels of difficulty make the book ideal for independent study or classroom use.

ARIS Business Process Modeling

Author: August-Wilhelm Scheer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642571085
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book describes in detail how ARIS methods model and identify business processes by means of the UML (Unified Modeling Language), leading to an information model that serves as the basis for a systematic and intelligent development of application systems. Multiple real-world examples using SAP R/3 illustrate aspects of business process modeling including methods of knowledge management, implementation of workflow systems and standard software solutions, and the deployment of ARIS methods.

BPMN the Business Process Modeling Notation Pocket Handbook

Author: Patrice Briol
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409202992
Format: PDF, ePub
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The BPMN Business Process Modeling Notation, Pocket Handbook is addressed to the individuals involved in a Business Process Management initiative. This handbook can be used both by the analyst and the IT developer in a design or improve of the enterprise business processes. Based on the BPMN specification 1.0 and 1.1, it describes clearly all elements of the notation in addition of some samples.

Business Process Modeling Simulation and Design Second Edition

Author: Manuel Laguna
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439885257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Most textbooks on business process management focus on either the nuts and bolts of computer simulation or the managerial aspects of business processes. Covering both technical and managerial aspects of business process management, Business Process Modeling, Simulation and Design, Second Edition presents the tools to design effective business processes and the management techniques to operate them efficiently. New to the Second Edition Three completely revised chapters that incorporate ExtendSim 8 An introduction to simulation A chapter on business process analytics Developed from the authors’ many years of teaching process design and simulation courses, the text provides students with a thorough understanding of numerous analytical tools that can be used to model, analyze, design, manage, and improve business processes. It covers a wide range of approaches, including discrete event simulation, graphical flowcharting tools, deterministic models for cycle time analysis and capacity decisions, analytical queuing methods, and data mining. Unlike other operations management books, this one emphasizes user-friendly simulation software as well as business processes, rather than only manufacturing processes or general operations management problems. Taking an analytical modeling approach to process design, this book illustrates the power of simulation modeling as a vehicle for analyzing and designing business processes. It teaches how to apply process simulation and discusses the managerial implications of redesigning processes. The ExtendSim software is available online and ancillaries are available for instructors.

Business Processes for Business Communities

Author: Frank Schönthaler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642247911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After a brief introduction to the topic of business process modeling, the book offers a quick-start into model-based business process engineering. After that, the foundations of the modeling languages used are conveyed. Meaningful examples are in the foreground - each of the underlying formalisms is treated only as far as needed. Next the Horus Method is described in detail. The book defines a sequence of activities which finally leads to the creation of a complete business process model. The Horus Method, incidentally, is not bound to the use of the Horus software tools. It can be used with other tools or, if necessary, be used even without tool support. Important application fields of business process engineering are described, where the spectrum ranges from business process reengineering to the development and implementation of information systems. The book concludes with an outlook on the future of business process engineering and highlights current research activities in the area.

Enterprise Business Process and Information Systems Modeling

Author: Iris Reinhartz-Berger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319594664
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book constitutes the proceedings of two events held in conjunction with the CAiSE conferences and related to the areas of enterprise, business-process and information systems modeling: the 18th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2017, and the 22nd International Conference on Evaluation and Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development, EMMSAD, 2017. They took place in Essen, Germany, in June 2017. The focus theme for BPMDS 2017 papers was “Enabling Business Transformation by Business Process Modeling, Development and Support". From 24 submitted papers, 11 were finally accepted and organized by: Non-functional considerations in business processes; new challenges in business process modeling and support; testing business processes; business process model comprehension; an experience report on teaching business process modeling. The EMMSAD conference focuses on evaluating, exploring and enhancing modeling methods and techniques for the development of information and software systems, enterprises, and business processes. It received 25 submissions, from which 9 full and 2 short papers were selected and organized: evaluation and comparison of modeling languages and methods; modeling approaches to support decision making; behavioral specification and business process modeling; and modeling languages and methods in evolving context.

BPMN 2 0

Author: Thomas Allweyer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 383709331X
Format: PDF
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BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) is the established standard for business process modeling. Only a few years after its first publication, it has gained widespread adoption in practice. All important modeling tools support BPMN diagramming. It is possible to create business-oriented diagrams, but also technical models for process execution in business process management systems (BPMS). This book provides a stepwise introduction to BPMN, using many examples close to practice. Starting with the basic elements for modeling sequence flow, all BPMN 2.0 diagrams are presented and discussed in detail. You will gain a profound understanding of the complete notation, and you will be able to make correct use of the different language elements. In the second edition, a collection of useful modeling patterns has been added. These patterns provide best-practice solutions for typical problems arising in the practice of process modeling.

Goal oriented Business Process Modeling

Author: Ilia Bider
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1845448499
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The objective of this e-book is to try to clarify the connection between the notions of goal and business process. The issue is a follow-up to the discussions at the Workshop on Goal-Oriented Business Process Modelling held in London on 2 September 2002. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, related to the notions of goals in the business process domain.