When I started working with IBM Business Process Manager (BPM), I went to the IBM BPM V8.5 information center to learn about the various components. I navigated my way to the Getting started with IBM Business Process Manager section and found the Hiring Sample Tutorial. When I expanded on the tutorial, I hit a roadblock because the steps to re-create the Hiring Sample process application were not there.
My experience as a new user led to the enrichment of the tutorial, now called the Hiring Tutorial: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dmndhelp/v8r5m0/topic/com.ibm.wbpm.main.doc/tutorial/topics/cbpm_tutorial.html
The Hiring Tutorial covers everything that you need to know to re-create the Hiring Sample process application that is packaged with IBM BPM. As you go though the tutorial, you create the My Hiring Sample process application that has a few enhancements from the packaged Hiring Sample process application. The "Comparison with the packaged Hiring Sample" topic covers the differences between this process application that you create in the tutorial and the packaged Hiring Sample process application.
The Hiring Tutorial is a learning exercise that describes one way of modeling, implementing, and testing a process. Our goal for the tutorial was to document how customers use IBM BPM to model a process. We acknowledge that there is more than one way to use IBM BPM; however, this tutorial gives you the basic skills that you need to be successful at modeling and implementing processes.
The tutorial starts off describing the process requirements so that you understand the process that you are going to model and then breaks into five modules:
- Model the process
- Implement the process
- Create the user interface
- Integrate the process with services
- Conduct the final playback
Each module contains lessons and builds on the previous module so that you can work with the tutorial from beginning to end. Some lessons contain concepts and related links so that you can learn more about IBM BPM as you make your way through the tutorial.
Why should you do the tutorial?
If you are new to IBM BPM or want to learn some tips and tricks to getting started, then this tutorial is ideal for you. After you complete the tutorial, you will be able to do the following tasks:
- Model a process that is based on process requirements.
- Implement a process, including data variables and services that are required by the process.
- Create the user interface for the process.
- Conduct playbacks at each module to validate the work that you completed.
- Run and review the process.
We hope that you will find this tutorial useful. Feedback is important to us. If you would like to see something in the IBM BPM information center that you think is missing, let us know by clicking Feedback in any topic and leaving a comment.