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Business Process Management Enabled by SOA

TBP-1131 - WebSphere Business Process Management - Technical Overview
Wolfgang Kulhanek, IBM, Manager: WW WebShere BPM Tech Sales
This session explains the high level benefits of Business Process Management. We will then discuss the various capabilities in the IBM WebSphere Business Process Management portfolio of products. Session attendees will be introduced to capabilities in WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Business Monitor, the WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, and the WebSphere Business Services Fabric platform and how they come together to create a complete Business Process Management platform. After this session attendees should be well prepared to attend additional deep dive sessions on various topics while relating those details to the overall BPM picture.
Level: Beginner

TBP-1232 - Demonstration: IBM WebSphere business process management end-to-end tools from modeling to deployment
Paul Pacholski, IBM, Worldwide Technical Sales - WebSphere BPM Tools
This session presents a live end-to-end demonstration of IBM business process management (BPM) tools and runtimes, showing the development steps required to solve a real BPM problem. A business analyst will use the IBM WebSphere® Business Modeler to define key performance indicators (KPIs) and the process model. Next, using the WebSphere Integration Developer, a developer will implement the KPIs and process model. Using the WebSphere Process Server, and WebSphere Business Monitor runtimes, the developer will then test and validate the solution. Finally, to close the loop, data obtained from the WebSphere Business Monitor will be imported back into the WebSphere Business Modeler. Along the way, this demonstration will illustrate best practices for developing BPM solutions requiring multiple tools and runtimes.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1248 - Advanced business process management integration techniques
Christina Lau, IBM, Software Architect
Advances in business process management (BPM) have enabled customers to model, simulate, automate, and monitor processes. But these are only a beginning. This session presents several new techniques to further optimize your initial BPM solution by considering the following questions: How do you analyze your monitor data for process improvements? How can you model for both the IBM WebSphere® Process Server (WPS) and FileNet® processes? What are some techniques to invoke activities running on both WPS and FileNet? How can you customize the WebSphere Business Monitor to monitor the entire workflow, with activities running on both WPS and FileNet engines? Session attendees should gain an understanding how to further optimize business processes based on real performance metrics.
Level: Advanced

TBP-1362 - IBM WebSphere Business Monitor Version 6.1: Overview
Joe Pappas, IBM, Consulting IT Specialist
The IBM WebSphere® Business Monitor is the premier software package for Business Activity Monitoring (BAM). This session will introduce BAM concepts and demonstrate how the WebSphere Business Monitor serves as a complete BAM solution. This session discusses the features and overall architecture of the WebSphere Business Monitor in detail. The latest enhancement, as well as newly-supported platforms and configurations in Version 6.1 will be highlighted.
Level: Beginner

TBP-1387 - Lab: Creating dynamic processes using IBM WebSphere Business Services Fabric Version 6.1
Albert Csaszar, IBM, Information Technology Consultant, Salil Ahuja, IBM, SOA Solutions Architect
This hands-on lab will teach you how to build dynamic business processes using the IBM WebSphere® Business Services Fabric platform. In this lab, attendees will obtain insight and experience in the creation of dynamic business processes using a declarative approach based on policies and metadata. Attendees will see how the WebSphere Business Services Fabric integrates and extends WebSphere Integration Developer and WebSphere Process Server based on the SCA programming model. The latest features in WebSphere Business Services Fabric Version 6.1 will also be highlighted.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1394 - User Interfaces: The easiest on-ramp to SOA
Ashok Iyengar, IBM, None
Inattention to human tasks (HT) and user interfaces (UI) can hamper business process management (BPM) in a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment. Making tasks available to customers, managing HT, and monitoring can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful SOA implementations. This session discusses service-enabled UIs in the integration of BPM and HT management. How you can generate UIs that drive business processes via portal, eForm, or Web 2.0 technology will be covered. Successful SOA implementations require that UIs are intuitive enough to grab the attention of non-technical users, yet powerful enough to drive complex SOA solutions. Capabilities across the BPM stack, such as HT features in WebSphere® Business Modeler and WebSphere Business Monitor, UI generation in WebSphere Integration Developer, HT types in WebSphere Portal Server, and the best presentation options between WebSphere Portal Server, Lotus® Forms, and Ajax will be discussed.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1408 - BPEL4WS: Business Process Choreography and Business Process Execution Language for Web Services
KEVIN LO, IBM, Staff software engineer
Business process choreography has dramatically changed the landscape of today's enterprises by taking application integration to the next level. Business Process Choreography and Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS), the formal specification of business processes and business interaction protocols for Web Services, has quickly become the standard for the assembly of complex business processes or activities. These abstract activities can happen in parallel or in sequence depending on certain conditions, and can even involve human interaction. This session will introduce you to business process choreography and demonstrate how BPEL4WS can make your business processes portable.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1430 - Business rules support in IBM WebSphere: Best practices for business process management with SOA
Eric L. Erpenbach, IBM, Senior Software Engineer
Business rules can be a critical piece of integration applications. With business rules, logic can be easily specified and changed with the needs of business. This session discusses the newest enhancements to business rules support in the IBM WebSphere® Business Modeler Version 6.1, and describes best practices for capturing business rules that can be deployed and managed with WebSphere Process Server Version 6.1. The session will also demonstrate how policies in WebSphere Business Services Fabric can compliment your SOA applications using business rules. Finally, attendees will be offered a decision guide for choosing business rule solutions, open source options. and standards in the business rules space.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1433 - IBM WebSphere Process Server Version 6.1: Turbo charge business process management solution performance
Rajiv Arora, IBM, Senior Technical Staff Member
You may have heard that the IBM WebSphere® Process Server (WPS) is an efficient, scalable business process management (BPM) platform. Wondering what you can do to turbo charge WPS? In this session, presenters will demonstrate how to exploit the strengths of WPS to the fullest. Part 1 of the session will describe dramatic performance improvements in the WPS Version 6.1 release. We will cover these new features in terms of end-to-end benchmarks that reflect common customer scenarios, such as throughput, response time, SMP scaling, and clustering. Part 2 will present case studies which illustrate the effect of tuning and best practices on application performance. Case studies shown will be either system benchmarks run in the WPS labs or experiences with real customer applications. These cases provide an implementation or architectural rationale for each practice, and will allow attendees to quantify the effects of each practice in terms of relevant performance metrics.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1582 - Business activity monitoring in IBM WebSphere Business Monitor: Architecture Overview and Deep Dive
Eric Wayne, IBM, BAM Chief Architect
This session will outline the business activity monitoring (BAM) capabilities of the IBM WebSphere® Business Monitor, and detail the patterns and mechanisms used to implement a BAM solution with WebSphere Business Monitor. BAM can provide insight into the business performance of the entire organization, not just for processes running in IBM middleware. WebSphere Business Monitor can be used where business activity is implemented throughout a wide range of applications in the enterprise, beyond the mere monitoring of WebSphere Process Server applications. This session introduces the latest improvements in the WebSphere Business Monitor, including an enriched business user interface with a new Web 2.0 theme on dashboards, improved installation and configuration, and support for new platforms, database vendors, and event sources. The session will also demonstrate patterns to avoid.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1602 - Human workflow and human tasks: Updates in IBM WebSphere Process Server Version 6.1
Gerhard Pfau, IBM, Senior Technical Staff Member, Lead architect Human Task Manager
The IBM WebSphere Process Server (WPS) provides rich support for human workflow and human task management. In this session we will look at the latest features and capabilities that have been introduced with WPS Version 6.1. This session provides an in-depth update on new capabilities for the support of business processes and human tasks, broadening the set of business scenarios supported in the human workflow domain. Improvements to be discussed include significantly improved consumability, support for back-links in business processes, support for human task participant substitution, improved support for scenarios with ad-hoc human collaboration, new capabilities to generate business user client applications using Workplace Forms, new features to significantly speed up human task lists, and much more.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1604 - Lab: How to integrate your business process in your portal
Fabio Paone, IBM, WebSphere Technical Sale, Giorgio Cognigni, IBM, Advisory IT Architect
Once you have a well-suited business process running in WebSphere® Process Server, you typically need a user friendly graphical interface that is appealing and possibly dependent on user identity. There are several possibilities to develop a Process Server client application which can be your interface as a standalone Web application or portal page. WebSphere Integration Developer and WebSphere Process Server Version 6.1 introduced new possibilities. This session will summarize all of the possible choices and experiment with some of them.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1631 - Business-driven change in BPM deployments using traceability
Raymond Kong, IBM, Technical Development Manager and Lead, Sebastian Carbajales, IBM, BPM Tooling
Business process management (BPM) involves the modeling of business processes which will be implemented and deployed in a runtime environment. The IT view of these processes may be different than the enterprise view because of implementation concerns such as performance, deployment topology, and runtime limitations. As business environments change over time, process models need to be updated to reflect changes in the operating environment. This can cause a ripple effect in the IT implementation of the models. Bringing BPM changes to IT then becomes a challenge due to the differing views of the business process model. This session demonstrates the capabilities of IBM to support business-driven changes in BPM deployments using a traceability approach.
Level: Advanced

TBP-1783 - Process modeling using human tasks, forms and business rules
Pablo Irassar, IBM, STSM, WebSphere BPM Tools
Successful business process management (BPM) solutions are the result of effectively combining people, systems and organizational resources in ways that provide a foundation for business innovation, and excel in enabling IT systems responsiveness. Understanding those business processes involves describing the resources involved and the business rules that govern their execution. This session provides in-depth coverage of the characteristics of successful business-level modeling processes that coordinate human interactions, the application of electronic forms technology as a mechanism for human activity handling, and the usage of business rules in the specification of dynamic business process parameterization. The session will make use of examples and practices that employ IBM BPM tools and servers by managing human interactions, forms, and business rules.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1797 - Business and IT collaboration: From process design to real-time monitoring
Pablo Irassar, IBM, STSM, WebSphere BPM Tools, Curtis Miles, IBM, Technical Manager and Development Lead
Business process management (BPM) solutions are characterized by their ability to provide a platform that enables line-of-business organizations to describe and define business processes and, through their implementation, enable real-time monitoring and management of those processes. To achieve these capabilities effectively while maintaining process execution integrity, effective collaboration between business and IT organization is crucial. IBM BPM solutions provide the tools and mechanisms that facilitate effective business and IT collaboration across the BPM implementation life cycle. This session provides an in-depth review of the capabilities and technologies that enable enterprise to traverse the business/IT boundary. Technologies to be discussed include model management, business-to-IT traceability, collaboration environments, and requirements-to-dashboard scenarios. The session demonstrates the IBM BPM solution via a series of examples and common practices.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1836 - IBM WebSphere Integration Developer: Business process management tools for IT
John Green, IBM, None
This session is a gentle introduction to the world of the WebSphere® Process Server, the premier IBM business process management (BPM) offering, by taking a guided tour of the latest release of the WebSphere Integration Developer tools for WebSphere Process Server. Presenters will walk through the WebSphere Integration Developer tools, creating a prototypical BPM solution. Presenters will author, deploy and test the solution. This tour introduces the various capabilities available in to allow you to author compelling, resilient, and fully automated or human-involved business processes on the WebSphere Process Server. If you are new to the WebSphere Process Server, considering purchase, or would like to see what's new, discover how easy it is to build BPM solutions!
Level: Beginner

TBP-1846 - Process Development Using Human Tasks, Forms and Business Rules
Randy Giffen, IBM, Software Development & Support
Successful BPM solutions are the result of effectively combining people, systems and organizational resources in ways that provide the foundation for business innovation and excel in enabling IT systems responsiveness. Understanding those business processes, involve describing the resources involved and the business rules that govern their execution. This session will provide in depth coverage on the specific characteristics of implementing processes that coordinate human interactions, the application of electronic forms technology as a mechanism for human activity handling and the usage of business rules in the specification of dynamic business process parameterization. In the session, well use examples and practices that make use of IBM BPM Tools and Servers managing Human interactions, Forms and Business Rules.
Level: Beginner

TBP-1870 - Revive your business processes: Process automation design with IBM WebSphere Process Server
Michele Chilanti, IBM, Senior Managing Consultant, Veronique Moses, IBM, Product Manager, SOA Scenarios
Among many other benefits, automating business processes can increase both employee productivity and customer satisfaction by reducing service time on key operations. This session reviews common process automation patterns based on well-documented use-cases with the IBM WebSphere® Process Server. Session attendees will be offered guidance on how to select the best component to fit their business needs. Key decision factors, such as the need for human tasking, the need for monitoring and administration of business processes, and the drivers for representing your business processes in business process execution language (BPEL) versus business state machines, to name a few, will be explored. By sessions end, attendees should be one step closer to designing a solution that best meets your business needs. Don't fail to plan; plan to come to this session if you seek to improve your company's bottom line.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1911 - Business process management enabled by SOA: Standards survey
Dave Ings, IBM, Manager, Emerging Software Standards, Angel Diaz, IBM, WebSphere Business Integration Director of Development
Business process management (BPM) enabled by SOA helps optimize and innovate end-to-end business processes. But just as with SOA, a fully-realized BPM solution should be based on widely-recognized and deployed industry standards. How does one make sense of the large number of SOA and BPM infrastructure standards that are available or under development? This session presents a survey of key BPM standards. Presenters will discuss the customer value of each standard, its history, current development status, and how it is likely to evolve in future years will be projected. Attendees will discover which standards are predicted to be successful, and which may fall by the wayside. Finally we'll do some crystal ball-gazing and discuss how the BPM standards landscape is likely to evolve in future years.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1982 - Create dynamic business process management solutions using IBM WebSphere
Allen Chan, IBM, Architect, BPM ESB Tools
The ability to react and respond to changing business needs with minimal time and impact to IT is a key success factor in any business process management (BPM) solution. In this session, attendees will learn how to improve the agility and responsiveness of your BPM solutions through a set of common patterns and techniques with the IBM WebSphere® Integration Developer, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Business Services Fabric and WebSphere Service Registry and Repository. Presenters will illustrate how to build BPM solutions that will react to business condition changes via proven techniques such as using business rules to reflect changing business constraints and needs, using role-based and policy-based rules for service selection, and applying service retry policy to improve business resilience. Through examples, architects and integrators will learn to identify solutions that are most appropriate for a given situation.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1993 - Implementation best practices for IBM WebSphere Process Server
Michele Chilanti, IBM, Senior Managing Consultant, Brian Petrini, IBM, Integration Architect
This session surveys best practices for developing on the IBM WebSphere® Process Server (WPS) using WebSphere Integration Developer (WID) Version 6.1.0. The session focuses both on using WPS for process management, and as an integration broker. The first perspective includes best practices for Business Process Execution Language, business state machines, human tasks, UI for processes, and integration with WebSphere Portal Server. The integration broker approach includes service exposition within WPS and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB), including improving qualities of service and performing both integration logic and connectivity logic within the service. Guidance will be given on using WESB mediation modules versus WPS modules, which transformation tools to use, and how to select the best adapters and native bindings. Topics to be covered in this session include architecture, development, administration, and maintenance of the WPS/WESB solution.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1994 - Exposing services people want to consume: Model-driven SOA implementation
Kim Clark, IBM, Certified IT Specialist, Brian Petrini, IBM, Integration Architect
Where did your SOA budget go? You just spent 80% of it on integration, and still dont have an SOA? Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), now known as service exposition, consumes the vast majority of implementation time on SOA projects. This session discusses how to capture and model the true complexity of an integration interface and relate it to product capabilities. Session attendees will learn new techniques for using models to improve estimating, aid product selection, assist designers with common integration patterns, and ultimately generate artifacts. Common integration patterns, such as re-tries, healthcheck, flow control, store-forward, and event sequencing, and how these are typically achieved using the current IBM SOA product suite, with particular reference to the IBM WebSphere® Process Server and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, will be discussed.
Level: Advanced

TBP-1995 - IBM WebSphere InterChange Server to IBM WebSphere Process Server Migration
Brian Petrini, IBM, Integration Architect
Standard support for the IBM WebSphere® InterChange Server (WICS), Version 4.2.2 or earlier, ended almost one year ago. If you are running WICS 4.3, standard support, plus the option for additional support, continues only through about April 2010. In either case, your migration to the WebSphere Process Server (WPS) Version 6.1 with WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus should be underway or in the planning stages. This session covers the best practices for migrating to WPS Version 6.1, including using the migration tools for WICS and WebSphere Business Integration Adapters to minimize effort. Session attendees will learn when to redesign the current WICS content, as well as the latest features of WPS 6.1 that aid migration.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-1996 - IBM WebSphere Process Server: Design best practices
Kim Clark, IBM, Certified IT Specialist, Brian Petrini, IBM, Integration Architect
This session focuses on general design best practices and how to apply them to both WebSphere® Process Server (WPS) and WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB). The common usage types for the product will be reviewed and a survey of the specific design principles applied to WPS and WESB will be presented.
Level: Advanced

TBP-2047 - Lab: BPM Performance Analysis for IBM WebSphere Process Server
Ryan Claussen, IBM, WebSphere Process Server development, Geoffrey Beers, IBM, WBI Server Bringup, Eric Herness, IBM, WebSphere Business Process Management Chief Architect, Karri Carlson-Neumann, IBM, WebSphere Development
Integration applications often involve several unique modules that function in unison, and performance metrics may be overlooked at design time. Perhaps a module is installed on the IBM WebSphere® Process Server ND cell with as many as 30 other modules. Instead of working flawlessly, things go awry; the application is slow, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) does not seem large enough, and the thread pools are being consumed. Without tweaking your production environment will not run at peak efficiency. Session attendees will begin this lab by learning about application design best practices, then exercising these practices in a production application while noting performance gains. After optimizing the application, you will move to runtime tuning. In this portion of the lab, you will learn about the performance implications of JVM heap, connection, and thread pools. Finally, you will learn the tools that can provide you with suggestions regarding runtime configuration.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2048 - Lab: Business Process Management Problem Determination with WPS
Geoffrey Beers, IBM, WBI Server Bringup, Ryan Claussen, IBM, WebSphere Process Server development, Karri Carlson-Neumann, IBM, WebSphere Development, Eric Herness, IBM, WebSphere Business Process Management Chief Architect
IBM WebSphere® Process Server (WPS) application developers and users are often faced with application or server runtime problems. There might be a stack trace in the SystemOut.log file, or perhaps a javacore or heapdump file is collected. Advanced tracing might further detect the root cause of the problem, but users may not know how to use returned data to quickly diagnose and solve their problem. This lab focuses on the methods and tools needed to accurately detect and pinpoint the causes of problems within WPS. Session attendees will analyze problematic environments and supply users with the knowledge and skills needed to solve them. We will also discuss tracing, heap and javacore analysis, and introduce tools within WebSphere that aid problem determination. Finally, common user problems when working with ND production systems will be explored, such as Java Virtual Machine sizing, thread pool count, heap analysis, database connections, and Service Integration Bus messaging.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2049 - Business process management programming with IBM WebSphere
Eric Herness, IBM, WebSphere Business Process Management Chief Architect, Ryan Claussen, IBM, WebSphere Process Server development
During this session we will author an application "from dirt" using the IBM suite of business process management (BPM) products. We will begin with the WebSphere® Modeler and export a model to WebSphere Integration Developer. After completing and deploying the application, we will create a monitoring model for use with WebSphere Business Monitor. Finally, we will integrate other IBM products, including the IBM Tivoli® Composite Application Manager for SOA. Session attendees should have a basic knowledge of BPM. Attendees should leave with a general understanding of how the IBM suite of BPM products work together to create a complete BPM solution.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2059 - Business process management enablement with IBM business integration tools
Eric Herness, IBM, WebSphere Business Process Management Chief Architect
Business process management (BPM) and connectivity are key features of an SOA environment. The recent update of key BPM products to the Version 6.1 level further strengthens and enriches of overall integration capability of the IBM WebSphere® environment. This session highlights the latest features and capabilities of these products, including the WebSphere Business Modeler, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Integration Developer, WebSphere Business Integration Adapters, WebSphere Business Monitor, and other related products. Scenarios in which multiple products are used together to form an overall BPM solution will also be discussed.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2060 - IBM WebSphere Process Server and IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus v6.10 Update
Shane Claussen, IBM, STSM, WebSphere Process Server
This session will detail the new capabilities that were delivered for the IBM WebSphere Process (WPS) and the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB) products.Attendees currently building BPM solutions based on WPS/WESB or considering the platform will benefit from the overview of the capabilities delivered in v6.10.
Level: Beginner

TBP-2102 - Business process management and SOA: Orchestrating services for business transformation
Scott Simmons, IBM, Exec IT Architect
Business process management (BPM) is evolving rapidly with the emergence of SOA. SOA provides a natural architecture to support and optimize the creation of cross-organizational business processes. This session reviews architectural approaches to developing service-oriented solutions that can be utilized as part of a BPM approach. Best practices in SOA design, and development approaches to supporting a flexible and resilient approach to developing or extending BPM in client organizations, will be presented.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2353 - Case Study: Using BPEL to integrate POS and legacy systems at Pep Boys
Jim Ofalt, Pep Boys, Systems Manager, Kirk Johnson , Pep Boys , Development Engineer
This session will visit the development of asynchronous Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) processes at Pep Boys. BPEL process choreography manages post-tender transactions from point-of-sale (POS) systems. Using the BPEL framework, IBM WebSphere® MQ infrastructure, and XML input, integration point connections are made to disparate back office systems by using Web services, stored procedures, and message-driven beans. Reviewed will be the early development stages of BPEL deployments at Pep Boys. The early stages will be followed up by additions and adjustments to the process flows which were driven by business requirements.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2372 - Building a deployment environment for your business process management programming model application
Charlie Redlin, IBM, Software Architect
Does your application take advantage of the business process management (BPM) programming model, involving monitor models, mediation modules, dynamic assembly components, Java 2 Enterprise Edition components and adapters, or other components? If so, your application needs to provide failover and scaling. This session demonstrates how to build a deployment environment that includes it all. Techniques reviewed include design decisions, installation and configuration actions, and processes involved in deploying an all-inclusive application. Finally, the session discusses the administrative actions required to maintain a BPM environment. Session attendees should have experience with configuring some of, or the entire suite of, IBM BPM products. Session attendees should leave with an understanding of a BPM utilizing all of the components included in the BPM programming model, as well as an understanding of the management required to maintain this type of deployment environment.
Level: Advanced

TBP-2483 - Innovation that Matters: Leveraging WPS for Process Integration
Jay Hugalavalli, Farmers Insurance, Senior Architect, Goutham Nellutla, Farmers Insurance, Senior SOA Architect
This is a case study on Farmers Insurance that discusses the use of WebSphere Process Server in their existing distributed web infrastructure. This presentation shows the step-by-step process in the analysis, design, and implementation of WPS with a zSeries (CICS/CTG) mainframe back-end and integration of existing BPM environments. The objective of this case study is to demonstrate optimization of mainframe utilization whilst providing faster performance with lower TCO.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2505 - Implementing document-centric BPM solutions with IBM FileNet and WebSphere
Mike Marin, IBM, BPM Product Architect
Seeking to create and implement document-centric business process management (BPM) solutions based on IBM FileNet® Business Process Manager and WebSphere® Process Server? This session demonstrates how to use both products to implement processes that combine document-centric and integration-centric characteristics. It covers the components needed to create and maintain such a solution end-to-end, including process modeling, execution, and monitoring, with a special focus on process interoperability based on Web services invocations.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2506 - Enabling rapid development of business solutions with IBM FileNet Business Process Framework
Manoj Puthenveetil, IBM, IBM FileNet Business Process Management Products Software Product Manager
The IBM FileNet® Business Process Framework (BPF) reduces the time and expense associated deploying solutions based on the IBM FileNet Business Process Manager (BPM) by providing a highly configurable application development framework. BPF leverages proven, reusable code that forms the foundation for all types of FileNet BPM application scenarios. This session provides an in-depth technical overview of the latest features in FileNet BPF. It will also provide detailed introduction into the various configuration and customization options available in FileNet BPF. A brief demonstration of the latest product capabilities will also be included.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2507 - Driving business performance with content-centric business process management
Danny Pidutti, IBM, Program Director - BPM Product Markeitng
The key to building competitive advantage lies in how an organization manages its core and customer-facing business processes. Business process management (BPM) enables organizations to streamline operations, increase visibility, and improve decision making, resulting in lower operational costs, increase customer responsiveness, and reduced organizational risks, thus maximizing business performance. This session demonstrates how organizations can practice BPM and realize its benefits by using the IBM FileNet® Business Process Manager suite to manage their content- and human- centric business processes.
Level: Intermediate

TBP-2796 - Business process management Birds of a Feather
Wolfgang Kulhanek, IBM, Manager: WW WebShere BPM Tech Sales
Use this opportunity to meet IBM business process management (BPM) technical leaders to discuss your BPM questions. This BoF will cover WebSphere® Business Modeler, WebSphere Business Monitor, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere Integration Developer and WebSphere Business Services Fabric.
Level: Not Applicable

TBP-2822 - Best practices: Tuning end-to-end BPM for high performance
Weiming Gu, IBM, Senior Technical Staff Member
The IBM Business Process Management (BPM) product stack provides tremendous values to clients, but building a high-performing scalable end-to-end BPM application is a daunting task. As practitioners, you are faced with numerous parameter choices each requiring careful consideration. This session presents best practices and tuning guidelines for building and configuring high performance end-to-end BPM solutions. Topics covered include modeling considerations, WebSphere® Process Server event emission configuration, choices of event collections in common event infrastructure servers, and performance tuning of the WebSphere Business Integration monitor server and its dashboards, all discussed in the context of an end-to-end workload. As performance engineers directly working on these products, we will provide in-depth and up-to-date information from the most recent releases (versions 6.0.2.x and 6.1) as well as best practices distilled from our direct engagement with customers.
Level: Intermediate