Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2000 - Business & Economics - 479 pages
Enterprise "production workflow" is a multi-billion dollar marketplace! Implemented properly, workflow products enable companies to reengineer and streamline virtually any business process. In this start-to-finish, product-independent guide, two of IBM's leading workflow experts demonstrate exactly how to design and structure a production workflow solution that delivers maximum availability, reliability, and scalability. Coverage includes: the fundamentals of workflow systems; basic metamodeling techniques; advanced functions and application topologies; integrating transactions and objects into workflow systems; and building workflow-based applications. The authors also demonstrate process-based Case techniques for developing, testing, and maintaining workflow systems.

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DR. FRANK LEYMANN is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and the chief architect of IBM's production workflow management system, MQSeries Workflow. He has published extensively on the subject, speaks at conferences worldwide, and is respected throughout the field in both professional and academic circles.

DIETER ROLLER is an IBM Senior Technical Staff Member working on the architecture and design of MQSeries Workflow. He has contributed to all facets of the development and enterprise-wide deployment of workflow-based applications and is deeply involved in customer projects from this area.

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