IBM Pattern-based Process Model Accelerators for WebSphere Business Modeler

IBM Pattern-based process Model Accelerators for WebSphere Business Modeler are a set of features designed specifically for users who create and edit process models using WebSphere Business Modeler. The accelerators provide users with a set of plug-ins for IBM WebSphere Business Modeler V6.2 that add patterns, transformations and refactorings to the business process modeling environment. In addition, a feature to automatically detect control-flow errors is now available.

By using the accelerators users can move away from a traditional business process modeling approach where process models are drawn by dragging and dropping elements on the drawing canvas that are then manually connected. The accelerators make it possible to create business process models of higher quality by composing them from larger building blocks or by applying semantically correct change operations to a model with a single click. Models will contain significantly less modeling errors, modeling becomes a much more fun exercise and users will experience productivity gains of about 70% compared to the traditional approach.

This technical report contains a series of 4 articles that provide users with detailed documentation of the accelerators. Part 1 of this article series contains a tutorial that gives an overview of how to work with the accelerators while modeling a business process. Part 2 presents the business process patterns that are available in this release, while Parts 3 and 4 explain process model transformations and refactorings in detail.

By: Thomas Gschwind, Jana Koehler, Janette Wong, Cedric Favre, Wolfgang Kleinoeder, Alexander Maystrenko, Krenar Muhidini

Published in: RZ3738 in 2009


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