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  • Does IBM BPM = agile development? The subtle differences between iterative business process management and agile development practices

    Learn some of the subtle differences in the approaches used to deliver IBM BPM processes and agile applications. This tutorial draws on experiences gained from more than a decade of IBM BPM customer engagements from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Configure the IBM Process Federation Server to give your IBM BPM process users a single point of access

    With the different development paths for Business Process Choreographer and Business Process Designer in IBM BPM, varied deployment environments, and coexistence of multiple product versions, the demand for one user interface for interacting with tasks related to both business process definitions and Business Process Execution Language is becoming more urgent. Learn how to install and configure the IBM Process Federation Server to work with two back-end IBM BPM systems. Give your IBM BPM process users a single point of access to all their tasks.

  • Customize the Document List control in IBM Business Process Manager

    Get an updated file to customize the Document List control in IBM BPM V8.5.6. Learn how to adjust the control so that users of your process applications retrieve only the required documents, can delete attachments, and see only the latest version of documents for a service.

  • Diversify your IBM ODM application with Bluemix and the Business Rules service series

    The Business Rules service on Bluemix minimizes your code changes by keeping business logic separate from application logic, and provides the capability for decision management on Bluemix. Part 1 provides a brief overview of the service and details how to diversify existing on-premise IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) applications to also use the Business Rules service. Part 2 shows how to configure tracing and performance for this new environment.

  • Integrate Docker in your IBM Operational Decision Manager environment

    IBM ODM application developers who are new to Docker might consider adding Docker to their development process. This tutorial shows how to build a Docker image for an IBM ODM Rule Execution Server and Decision Center that run on a WebSphere Liberty server. You also learn how to run the Rule Execution Server and Decision Center in a container from the Docker image.

  • Embed reference data in IBM ODM decision service implementations

    Make reference data available to business rules at run time by embedding the data with the artifacts that are deployed to the Rule Execution Server in IBM ODM. Learn example approaches that are useful when the Rule Execution Server cannot access an external data service, for example in an IBM ODM on Cloud environment.

  • Cross-site replication and recovery with IBM ODM Decision Server Insights

    Learn how to configure IBM ODM Decision Server Insights to provide high availability and disaster recovery for the data that is held in the database. Protect your IBM ODM Decision Server Insights environment against disaster (for example, unexpected loss of the entire data center that hosts the Decision Server Insights infrastructure) by using the Decision Server Insights backing database and the cross-site replication capabilities in the database manager.

  • Exposing an IBM BPM process to a mobile device with IBM MobileFirst

    Generate an IBM MobileFirst application that interacts with IBM BPM V8.5.6 through a secure adapter so that authorized users of your process application can activate, work on, and complete tasks from their mobile devices. By enabling mobile workers to interact with the processes, enterprises can significantly optimize business responsiveness, increase worker productivity, and improve processing times.

  • Integrate IBM MQ with your IBM Business Process Manager processes

    Understand various approaches to send and receive messages from a business process through IBM MQ, communicating with back-end systems. Walk through examples with sample code to see the steps that are required to integrate IBM MQ V8.x with IBM BPM V8.5.x. Gain an understanding of fundamental approaches to use IBM MQ to exchange data with other systems from IBM BPM processes.

  • The IBM Business Process Manager operation overview series

    The maintenance of a clustered server environment for IBM BPM that interacts with many back-end and front-end systems and services can be a challenging task. Administrators can follow the IBM Business Process Manager operation overview series to guide their daily operation work. Part 1 introduces topology good practices, security configuration, basic administration of applications and processes, and monitoring operations. Part 2 guides you through maintenance and migration. Part 3 helps you with advanced operations such as troubleshooting, performance tuning, disaster recovery, and high availability. It includes an operation checklist that you can adapt for your organization.


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