Tag: bpm

  • Introduction to Macro Design, Part 1

    Introduction There are different ways to do automation projects. The Macro Design phase, as the IBM Cloud Services team calls this approach, typically best fits for medium to large IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) projects. On the other hand, IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM) projects and smaller scale BPM projects could be executed under the […]

  • Best of BPM: Fall Edition of the BPM Journal

    This regular post showcases some of the best content about IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) published each month on developerWorks. The Fall Edition of the Business Process Management Journal was recently published, covering the development, implementation, and operations phases of the IBM BPM lifecycle.

  • Good-practice resource – Use the IBM BPM Center of Excellence and Program to Project Redbooks

    By Phil Coulthard To succeed with IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM) beyond your first project, ensure that you are prepared and organized for success. For example, do you have the proper buy-in and participation from the organization? The following timeless resources will help you expand your first project into an ongoing program: Scaling BPM Adoption: From Project to Program with IBM Business Process Manager (SG24-7973-01) Creating a […]

  • Good-practice resource – Read the coaches IBM Redbooks publication

    By Phil Coulthard If you use IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM) next-generation coaches, which were introduced in IBM BPM V8.0, read the Leveraging the IBM BPM Coach Framework in Your Organization IBM Redbooks (SG24-8210-00) publication that focuses on this subject to learn about how to develop coaches and find out about the various tips and good practices. Applicable editions: Express, Standard, and Advanced Applicable releases: V8.0 and […]

  • Good practice – Mark system tasks for deletion when you create them

    By Phil Coulthard For system tasks in your business process definitions (BPDs), select the Delete task on completion check box on the Implementation tab of the properties in IBM Process Designer. With this option selected, tasks are automatically deleted when they complete, which can save a significant amount of data from being persisted. Note that the […]

  • Good practice – Use governance processes for snapshot installations

    By Phil Coulthard As of IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V8.0, Process Center supports a special type of process called a governance process. This process is installed and runs in Process Center to detect and react when a snapshot changes status or a request is made to install a snapshot. To ensure that there is […]

  • Good practice – Ensure business processes have a business owner

    By Phil Coulthard Business process management can only succeed when there is a close partnership between IT and business. This collaboration is most critical when it comes to designing the processes themselves, both capturing today’s as-is information and tomorrow’s to-be information. Ensure that all business processes have a business owner who is the subject matter […]

  • Good practice – Plan for and perform non-functional testing

    By Phil Coulthard Before going into production, ensure that you planned for and tested non-functional aspects of your process, including response time of the user interface, throughput, and scalability. Allot adequate time for this phase before going to production. The test environment should match the target production system as closely as possible, and the use […]

  • Good practice – Ensure the health of your BPMN processes by using the JavaScript loop detector and process monitor

    By Phil Coulthard There are tools in IBM® Business Process Manager (BPM) that help you ensure the health of your Business process Modeling Notation (BPMN) processes: JavaScript loop detector: This tool is in IBM BPM V8.5.5 and available as an interim fix (see APAR JR48395) for V8.0.1.1, V8.0.1.2, and V8.5.0.1. With this tool installed and enabled, the engine […]

  • How do I capture HTTP traffic with different web browsers for analysis by the IBM Support Team?