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Business Process Management

Concepts, Languages, Architectures

Benefits

  • Details the complete business process lifecycle from the modeling phase to process enactment and improvement

  • Presents both traditional and advanced business process management architectures, like e.g. workflow management systems and service-oriented architectures

  • Shows how standards like WfMC, SOAP, WSDL, and BPEL fit into the picture

  • Accompanying website www.bpm-book.com contains additional teaching material

  • Textbook material tested in many industrial and academic courses

Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mathias Weske
      Pages 3-23
  3. Business Process Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Mathias Weske
      Pages 73-124
    3. Mathias Weske
      Pages 125-242
    4. Mathias Weske
      Pages 243-291
    5. Mathias Weske
      Pages 293-329
  4. Architectures and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Mathias Weske
      Pages 333-371
    3. Mathias Weske
      Pages 373-388
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-403

About this book

Introduction

Business process management is usually treated from two different perspectives: business administration and computer science. While business administration professionals tend to consider information technology as a subordinate aspect in business process management for experts to handle, by contrast computer science professionals often consider business goals and organizational regulations as terms that do not deserve much thought but require the appropriate level of abstraction.

Mathias Weske argues that all communities involved need to have a common understanding of the different aspects of business process management. To this end, he details the complete business process lifecycle from the modeling phase to process enactment and improvement, taking into account all different stakeholders involved. After starting with a presentation of general foundations and abstraction models, he explains concepts like process orchestrations and choreographies, as well as process properties and data dependencies. Finally, he presents both traditional and advanced business process management architectures, covering, for example, workflow management systems, service-oriented architectures, and data-driven approaches. In addition, he shows how standards like WfMC, SOAP, WSDL, and BPEL fit into the picture.

This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business process management, information systems architecture, and workflow management. This 2nd edition contains major updates on BPMN Version 2 process orchestration and process choreographies, and the chapter on BPM methodologies has been completely rewritten. The accompanying website www.bpm-book.com contains further information and additional teaching material.

Keywords

business process management enterprise application integration enterprise modeling process choreographies process orchestrations service-oriented computing workflow management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Inst. (HPI )Universität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

About the authors

Mathias Weske is Professor of Software Systems Technology at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany, where he leads the business process technology research group. His current research interests include various topics in workflow management, web services technology, and enterprise application integration. He is a member of the GI, vice chair of the executive committee of GI SIG EMISA, and a member of IEEE and ACM.

Bibliographic information

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Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The subject Business process management is of interest to professional in business administration and computer science. … The author opines that both the communities need to have a common understanding of the different aspects of business process management. In this context, he details the complete business process lifecycle from the modeling phase to process enactment and improvement, taking into account all different stakeholders involved. … This is an ideal text book for the students for CSE & business administration.” (CSI eNewsletter, Vol. 3 (10), November, 2012)