This book is written by a developer and architect with 9 years’ experience building Information Worker solutions, including custom workflow engines and third-party workflow products. The author challenges readers to view the Office System and workflow in a new light, walking readers through the process of building a solid, useable workflow solution. Unlike quick references that scratch the surface of new technology, this book benefits the serious Information Worker developer - a growing group in IT - who is interested in learning the inner workings of workflow and Office 12.
Release on 2008-08 | by Karen Brownfield,Susan Behn,Gerald Jones
Author: Karen Brownfield,Susan Behn,Gerald Jones
Workflow is Oracle's E-Business Suite tool for modeling business processes. Workflow combines procedures performed by the computer with a system of notifications that allow humans to better direct the computer how to proceed. This book provides a very thorough explanation of the various components of Workflow. You'll learn step by step how to develop and test custom Workflows, and how to administer Workflow using OAM, the Workflow Management screens, and Oracle Diagnostics. This book also explains how the underlying tables store the data generated by Workflow, and how to perform the setups required for a few of the most commonly used Oracle Workflows. The book also includes SQL scripts and sample procedures that we use at Solution Beacon to assess and solve Workflow problems, as well as DBA topics like cloning considerations and partitioning Workflow objects.
"This book introduces the perspective of customer-driven and teamwork-oriented process organisation. Its aim is to design and test concepts of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, especially concepts for workflow management systems, in order to fundamentally improve business processes in enterprises. Its methodological approach to analysis and design of cooperative networks is a response to shortcomings of current support systems and misunderstandings about cooperative work and team-based organisations. Several different commercial workflow management systems are presented and distinguished in terms of their main characteristics. Novel kinds of business process analysis are proposed, leading to interesting new combinations of information and cooperation technologies. The book not only presents ways to get around the pitfalls resulting from a naive use of these technologies, but also identifies design guidelines and critical success factors."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.
Workflow management systems enjoy increasing popularity due to their ability to coordinate and streamline complex organizational processes within organizations of all sizes. Control of these processes allows an organization to reengineer and improve or adapt them. Interest in workflow management systems was demonstrated in the early 1990s by an increased number of commercial products in an estimated $2 billion market. This book addresses recent advances in workflow management systems. Based on a NATO workshop held in 1997, it is an integrated collection of papers by leading international researchers. Topics emphasized include interoperability, Internet technologies to improve system capabilities, scalable and dynamic cooperation technologies, and workflow system prototypes.
Tools for Process Improvement and Applications Development
Author: Alec Sharp,Patrick McDermott
Pubpsher: Artech House
This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition.
You’ve captured great images with your DSLR, now what? Jerry Courvoisier provides an easy-to-follow road map for importing, organizing, and editing your images using the best features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS3. The combined power of using both programs—automation with Lightroom and specialized processing in Photoshop—offers a complete and flexible solution for serious hobbyists and pro photographers alike. In this accessible and beautifully illustrated guide, learn about: The essential DSLR gear, with suggested computer and laptop configurations, digital darkroom and color management setups, and best capture formats for your style of shooting. General preferences and display options to customize and enhance your workflow. The Lightroom 2 modules to effectively organize, process, and catalog your images. Integration with Photoshop CS3, including making panoramas and high dynamic range (HDR) images. Advanced Photoshop CS3 techniques to create stunning results: converting images to black and white, painting with light, selective focus, diffusion effects, layer masking, and special blending modes. Loaded with tips and techniques from a seasoned photographer, including a pre-shoot checklist for camera settings, Courvoisier delivers a digital workflow system that allows you to spend less time at your computer and more time behind the camera capturing great images. “Jerry Courvoisier is, plain and simple, one of the best teachers of digital workflow and image management working today. He demystifies the digital world for both the beginner and the advanced user. For anyone shooting digital pictures, this book simply has to be on your shelf.” —Joe McNally, photographer and author of The Moment It Clicks
If you want to gain the skills to build Windows Workflow Foundation solutions, then this is the book for you. It provides you with a clear, practical guide on how to develop workflow–based software and integrate it into existing technology landscapes. Throughout the pages, you′ll also find numerous real–world examples and sample code that will help you to get started quickly. Each major area of Windows Workflow Foundation is explored in depth along with some of the fundamentals operations related to generic workflow applications. You′ll also find detailed coverage on how to develop workflow in Visual Studio(r), extend the framework with custom code, and utilize the framework with Microsoft(r) technologies such as SharePoint(r) 2007 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You&′ll then be able to use Windows Workflow Foundation to create innovative business solutions that provide value to organizations. What you will learn from this book ∗ The different areas of the Windows Workflow Foundation architecture ∗ Details about workflow hosting, execution, and communication ∗ How to build workflow–based solutions without constructing the underlying workflow logic ∗ Tips for developing solutions using the out–of–the–box functionality ∗ Techniques for extending the base APIs ∗ How to apply each piece of the Windows Workflow Foundation platform to real–world scenarios ∗ Best practices for debugging workflows Who this book is for This book is for developers and architects interested in learning more about Windows Workflow Foundation. You should have some familiarity with the .NET Framework.
Release on 2007 | by William B. Rouse,Andrew P. Sage
Author: William B. Rouse,Andrew P. Sage
Pubpsher: IOS Press
Category: Business & Economics
" This volume brings together several perspectives on the nature of work processes in enterprises and how information systems can best support these processes. The genesis of this idea was the shared interests of the authors in how enterprises improve and change. The shared belief is that change of enterprises relates to change of work processes and the success of such changes relates to how work processes are supported by information systems. Thus, the papers in this volume address both the nature of work and the design of information systems to support work. This volume is divided into two main sections: work and workflow, and information systems. There are three papers in each section. The disciplines represented across these six papers include management, engineering, computing, and architecture. These four disciplines pursue work, workflow, and information systems from quite different perspectives management to represent business practices and processes, engineering to represent the physical flows in the system, computing to represent the information flows, and architecture to represent human flows within and among physical spaces. Enterprises, of course, include all these types of flows. "