Process Implementing with IBM Business Process Manager v8.6 - I

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

IBM Business Process Manager is a comprehensive BPM environment that provides the visibility and insight required to effectively manage the business processes of an organization.

The course begins with an overview of business process management, emphasizing the concepts of reuse, ease of maintenance, and high-quality development strategies. You�ll create simple ad hoc activities by using the web-based tools and use the IBM Business Process Manager Process Designer to create a business process definition (process) from business requirements that are identified during process analysis. You�ll also learn how to make team collaboration more efficient by enabling all team members to use standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) elements. Additionally, you�ll learn core process modeling and implementation skills, the project development approach, process model implementation fundamentals, and exceptional delivery patterns. These skills improve the speed and quality of process definition and implementation efforts. The course continues with an overview of the architecture of IBM Business Process Manager and describes the use of process applications and toolkits within the tool. You�ll create business objects and variables, implement gateways, and demonstrate process flow on your diagrams. You build customized user interfaces (coaches) to enable business and process data flows throughout the process model.

This course uses an interactive learning environment, with hands-on demonstrations and class activities to reinforce concepts and check understanding. Lab exercises throughout the course provide hands-on experience with BPM tasks and skills. This course is intended to be collaborative, and you can work in teams to complete class activities.

Audience

Process Owners, Analysts, Developers, Administrators, and Project Managers

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Practical knowledge of data structures
  • Understanding of SQL syntax and JavaScript
  • Basic understanding of web services
  • Experience with modern programming techniques

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe why process modeling is an important phase in the BPM lifecycle
  • Create ad hoc activities by using the Process Designer
  • Identify how to use Process Designer to create a process application
  • List and identify the core elements that are used to create a process in the Process Designer
  • Translate workflow steps into business process activities and nested processes
  • Use gateways to control the process flow
  • Validate that the process model meets Playback 0 goals and requirements
  • Identify how intermediate events are used during the execution of a business process
  • Describe the architecture of IBM Business Process Manager
  • Organize process assets into toolkits
  • Manage variables and data flow
  • Implement timer events
  • Implement gateways and routing to control process flow
  • Build a business data model
  • Build services and user input forms (coaches)
  • Create a snapshot for deployment
  • Create a decision service
  • Model and implement message events
  • Apply asset tags to organize artifacts
  • Enhance coaches for a rich user experience and apply themes
  • Implement effective error handling in processes and services

Introduction to business process management

Introduction to IBM Business Process Manager and integration with other tools

Modeling the as-is business process

  • Exercise: Creating a process with ad hoc activities

Modeling the to-be business process

  • Exercise: Creating a structured process

Controlling process flow

  • Exercise: Controlling process flow

Building consensus

  • Exercise: Validating the process model

IBM Business Process Manager architecture

Controlling process flow with business data

  • Exercise: Controlling process flow with business data

Business data, services, and coaches

  • Exercise: Business data, services, and coaches

Enhancing coaches

  • Exercise: User interface design and implementation
  • Exercise: Conducting the Playback session

Integrations

  • Exercise: Integrations

Hardening processes and services

  • Exercise: Creating error handling for a service

Deploying process applications

Exercise: Creating a snapshot for deployment