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Kolban's IBM BPM Book - 2012-04

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April 2012

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Table of ContentsAbout this book .................................................................................................................................25 Book Release History.........................................................................................................................26 What is Business Process Management?............................................................................................27 Overview of IBM Business Process Manager....................................................................................27 History of IBM Business Process Manager...................................................................................27 IBPM Usage...................................................................................................................................28 Modeling a process........................................................................................................................29 Integrating with IT Systems...........................................................................................................29 Architecture........................................................................................................................................29 Process Applications......................................................................................................................29 Process Instances.......................................................................................................................31 Archiving Process Applications................................................................................................31 Process Applications state management...................................................................................32 Changing Process Application settings.....................................................................................33 Toolkits..........................................................................................................................................34 Tasks..............................................................................................................................................36 Task Priority..............................................................................................................................37 IBPM Components........................................................................................................................37 Component Process Server.........................................................................................................37 Component Process Center.........................................................................................................37 Starting Process Center.............................................................................................................41 Component Process Designer.....................................................................................................41 Play back sessions.....................................................................................................................42 Starting IBPM Process Designer...............................................................................................42 Working in Designer.................................................................................................................46 Working with the Library.........................................................................................................47 Adding managed files...............................................................................................................49 Tagging.....................................................................................................................................50 Smart Folders............................................................................................................................53 Validation errors.......................................................................................................................56 Working as part of a team.........................................................................................................57 Component Performance Data Warehouse.................................................................................58 Component Process Center Console...........................................................................................58 Component Process Portal..........................................................................................................58 Component Process Admin Console..........................................................................................58 IBPM Knowledge...............................................................................................................................59 Product Documentation.................................................................................................................59 Web Sites.......................................................................................................................................59 Public Forums................................................................................................................................60 IBM RedBooks..............................................................................................................................60 IBM Community............................................................................................................................60 DeveloperWorks on IBM BPM.....................................................................................................60 TechNotes......................................................................................................................................62 Requirements and Enhancements..................................................................................................69 Product Installation and Configuration..............................................................................................70 Part Numbers.................................................................................................................................70 2

Prerequisites...................................................................................................................................71 Installing Integration Designer......................................................................................................72 Installing Business Process Manager Advanced in typical mode..................................................77 Performing a custom Install of Process Manager Advanced.........................................................80 Using the PMT to create servers....................................................................................................86 Using the command line to create server profiles........................................................................105 Installing to (DBA) managed databases......................................................................................107 DB2.........................................................................................................................................107 MSSQL...................................................................................................................................109 Common for all Databases......................................................................................................112 Installing Process Designer..........................................................................................................114 Resetting the databases................................................................................................................115 Frequently Asked installation Installation Questions..................................................................115 Business Process Definition - BPDs.................................................................................................117 Pools and Lanes...........................................................................................................................120 Sequence Lines............................................................................................................................122 Activities......................................................................................................................................123 Activity Appearance in the BPD diagram...............................................................................127 Routing Activities Mapping staff to work...........................................................................127 Re-Assigning Tasks and changing group members...........................................................132 Routing Examples..............................................................................................................133 Data Mapping..........................................................................................................................133 Conditional Activities.............................................................................................................134 Start Event....................................................................................................................................135 End Event.....................................................................................................................................135 Message Start Event.....................................................................................................................135 Timer Events....................................................................................................................