The summer 2015 issue of the IBM Business Process Management Journal gathers together content that helps you improve the experience for end users of your IBM Business Process Manager process applications, focusing on Process Portal, dashboards, and coaches. Content covers all phases of designing and using interfaces, from how you can design your business processes in the very early brainstorming phases by combining an affinity diagram approach with IBM Blueworks Live, to how you can customize coaches for your particular organization, and how you can integrate them into a mobile environment. This issue also includes a comparison of capabilities of runtime monitoring dashboards in both IBM Business Monitor and IBM Business Process Manager, and tips for troubleshooting browser migration issues.
by Kip Harris and Sameh Nasef
Solution architects can add custom monitoring to an IBM Business Process Manager solution with either the tools built into IBM Business Process Manager or by adding the IBM Business Monitor product to the solution. This tutorial explores these two alternatives by showing how to develop custom dashboards for a sample business scenario. It discusses findings and makes recommendations on selecting the best fit for your situation.
In this issue
by Adeel Javed
Start off designing your processes by capturing requirements from brainstorming. Affinity mapping is a valuable way for analysts to elicit requirements from business users in a collocated setting. With IBM Blueworks Live, a real-time collaboration tool, analysts and business users can make affinity mapping collaborative in a virtual environment. Later, it can be imported into IBM Business Process Manager.
Branding and customizing coach themes in IBM Business Process Manager: Customizing existing user interface frameworks
by Robert H. Grant
There are many ways to adjust coaches for your branding requirements. Learn about IBM Business Process Manager approaches, focusing on methods more appropriate for beginners, such as toolkits that use the pre-built schemes on pages. The Color toolkit calculates new colors for a page based on a single input. The Branding toolkit adds banners, logos, and backgrounds rapidly to coaches with little effort.
Branding and customizing the coach controls in IBM Business Process Manager: Creating your own controls and incorporating advanced features in controls
by Robert H. Grant
Learn approaches to customize coaches for your organization, such as using included files, creating third-party controls, and linking the controls with the REST protocol. Also learn tips and tricks for overcoming difficulties when creating coaches.
Integrating IBM Business Process Manager with a hybrid MobileFirst application: Use the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3 through a Secure Sockets Layer with IBM BPM Advanced V8.5.X
by Ganesh Nagalingam
Learn how to integrate IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5.X with a hybrid MobileFirst application using the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V6.3 through a Secure Sockets Layer.
by Gordon T. Sefchik
If you migrated to Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 from an earlier version of Internet Explorer, your end users of IBM Business Process Manager process applications might encounter rendering or stability issues in the Process Portal and heritage coaches. Remediation typically requires application of appropriate product fixes and manual adjustments to the heritage coach HTML layout properties through the coach designer. This tutorial highlights the nature of these issues to assist your planning for migration of process applications to Internet Explorer 10.
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