Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques

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2175C-9 Implemented properly, workflow products enable companies to reengineer and streamline business processes. In Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques, two of IBM's leading workflow experts demonstrate structures of production workflow systems and solutions that deliver maximum availability, reliability, and scalability. This start-to-finish, vendor-independent guide brings together best practices from these areas. Coverage includes: *Fundamentals: types of workflows, and relationship with other technologies. *Key elements of a workflow metamodel including its mathematical formalization. *Architecture of production workflow systems. *Relating workflows with transactions and objects. *The role of standards: Workflow Management Coalition and OMG. *Advanced workflow functions and application topologies. *Process-based CASE techniques for development, testing, and maintenance. The authors walk step-by-step through modeling workflows and building workflow-based applications. You'll also learn about the properties of these applications and how appropriate architectures of workflow systems ensure these properties.Whatever your role in workflow and/or reengineering projects, Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques delivers the specific information you need to achieve results.