Posts tagged bpm
Users and groups are essential for the assignment of tasks in BPM and/or BPEL. On a production environment a seperate LDAP server is used, with it’s own administration tools. On a development enviromnent however, the embedded ldap in weblogic is used very often, giving you the flexibility to create your own users and groups. Administration of the embedded ldap is done trough the weblogic console.
However the creation of a hierarchy between users is not possible using the console for the embedded ldap. The manager property neccesary to create the hierarchy is unfortunately unavailable.
User hierarchy is very usable in task assignment from BPM and/or BPEL so how to assign managers? In this blog I will describe how to create this hierarchy using an external ldap browser.How to
The first step is to configure the embedded ldap. The credentials for weblogic must be specified so you can access is using an external ldap browser.
- Open the weblogic console
- Click on your domain
- In the domain settings window, click Security, then on Embedded LDAP
- Set the credentials
- Then restart the weblogic server
Download and install an LDAP browser, I used JXplorer. Create a More >
Process analytics is an important part of BPM. Metrics and the analysis of metrics provide valuable information about process execution. This information can be used to optimize business processes. During the process modeling phase, Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) must be identified and implemented in the process.
Monitoring can be done using the out of the box provides default dashboards showing the default metrics for process analysis:
- Cycle-time for completed activities
- Cycle-time for completed processes
- Number of active instances per activity, process and participant
- Average and median time for activities and processes
Another option to manage the metrics is Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (BAM). BAM allows you to create custom dashboards and real-time alerts. These dashboards allow you to make decisions based on real-time process information. KPI’s can be implemented in a BPM processes easily and can be send to BAM without much extra effort.
In this blog I will provide a detailed description how to configure BAM and the BPM process in order to feed the BAM database with process specific data (business indicators and measurement marks).Configuration of More >
There is no beauty contest to determine which Fusion Middleware product shone the brightest during Oracle Open World. And it is a matter of taste any way. In this case, my taste. So, subjective as it is, my verdict in terms of the MVP (most valuable product) in the category FMW during this year’s OOW conference: BPM!
The main reason for this assessment is the rapid evolution that BPM has shown in the recent passed and is defining for the near future. After having been integrated with JDeveloper and SOA Suite 11g PS3 (April 2010), the Feature Pack 4 release (August 2011) and later the PS5 release (Spring 2012) demonstrated a lot of progress. The roadmap for 2013 looks very promising too.
BPM is one of the best examples of business meeting directly with IT – taking the (existing) business processes and the organization’s strategy and structuring them in a way that allows for clear discussion, optimization and refinement, simulation and even implementation through automated means. With the many (and still expanding) options in Oracle BPM for Design Time at Run Time, the interaction between Business and IT (systems) becomes even more direct. At run time, through simple, (business) More >
We did it again! The team rejoined for the fourth Live FMW Application Development show, this time at Oracle Open World 2012 during the ADF EMG community event put together by Chris Muir. For three hours, we demonstrated to an audience of some 100 how you can create an application across four tiers – UI (ADF), Process (BPM), Service Integration (SOA Suite) and Database – that is completely integrated and provides end to end business process support. It is a great session to do and for the audience a pretty unique opportunity to learn about how the different pieces of FMW fit together and are used in real life. Note that most sessions at OOW are on one of the components only, not on the combination of them.
Some of the results to come out of this live demo show:
The slides of the show (very few as the real values was in the demo obviously)
Just like the previous two years, ADF will be one of the major topics at Oracle Open World 2012. Wherever you turn your head, ADF based screens will be right in your face. Almost every UI coming out of Oracle is developed using ADF. And a rapidly increasing number of developers around the world – either with a classic Forms background, a Java/JEE history or fresh from school – is adopting ADF as their primary development framework and churning out new applications in enterprises and government organizations around the world. The advance guard of ADF developers, most of them member of the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group, will convene on Sunday September 30th, on the opening day of Oracle Open World 2012. From 9 AM until 4 PM, Moscone South room 305 will be center of the ADF Universe. Expect every one – from Oracle product manager and ADF engineer, ACE and ACE Director, ADF Developer and Architect – to be there, to share experiences, envision the future and teach each other tricks and insights.
If you have any interest in ADF – because you are already working with it, or are contemplating to start working with it or just want to get a feel for what it is and what it entails to use More >
Recently I was invited to read and review a recent publication on an important component of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack: BPM Suite 11g. This book is titled Oracle BPM Suite 11g Developer’s Cookbook. It was written by Vivek Acharya and has been published by Packt Publishing. It contains close to 500 pages. The book homepage on the Packt Web Site is: : http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-bpm-suite-11g-developers-cookbook/book.
This article provides an overview of this book and my first impressions of it. In short:
The breadth of the book is impressive. Vivek has done a great job in describing many topics and aspects of the BPM Suite story. Along with the impressive scope, he also manages to provide a lot of details and in depth descriptions, for example in his discussion of business indicators and BAM, configuration of fault policies and on the development of User Interfaces with ADF to support Human Tasks. He uses a single case throughout the book – a case that is clear and comprehensive. Not too simplistic to become trivial and neither too complex to overburden the reader. Both business and process analysts as well as developers will benefit from this book – although I think More >