From process definition...to software deployment...this unique book is the first to provide a comprehensive method for implementing and maintaining business processes that help IT professionals and software engineers improve software quality, reduce time-to-market, quickly respond to changes in requirements, and more precisely specify the reuse of software components. The business process implementation approach detailed here utilizes the industry's hottest concepts, including meta data repositories, scenarios, roles, business rules, data modeling, component reuse, and workflow. The book also introduces an innovative method of analyzing a process map that strengthens process specification from both business and technical perspectives. Throughout the book, particular attention is paid to the need for close coordination between human activity and automated systems.
Table Of Contents
Introduction. Automation Asset Management - Automation Asset System. Life Cycle Management. Repository Utilization. Business Rules. Financial Management. Automation Assets - Process Modeling. Scenario Modeling. Role Modeling. Information Modeling. Client/Server Modeling. Dialog and Action Modeling. Software Component Modeling. Workflow Modeling. Automation Methodology - Overview. Spirals (steps). Define/Redefine Process Map. Identify Dialogs. Specify Actions. Map Actions. Provision Software Components. Human Interface Design. Determine Workflow. Assemble and Test. Deployment & Operation. Retrospective.