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CDROM Companion to the
Workflow Handbook 2005

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CDROM Companion to the Workflow Handbook 2005
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CDROM was launched at WfMC meeting in Seoul, Korea in October.

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Workflow Handbook 2005 in PDF format: An electronic copy of the entire book.


Excellence in Practice Volume 6 - Winners of the Global Excellence in Workflow Awards 2004


Vendors' highlighted workflow products/services, demonstrations, screen shots and specifications

bullet Selected slide presentations from WfMC technical committee meetings and conferences including slides and audio from the BPM Think Tank, Miami
bullet Introduction to Workflow (Video tutorial: 45 minutes)
bullet Workflow product positioning analysis -
Comprehensive high level overview of workflow engines, plus Workflow Comparison Criteria.
bullet WfMC Standards
bullet Live Demo: ASAP/Wf-XML 2.0 slides with audio and test results
bullet XPDL 2.0 specification with xpdl samples
bullet WfMC structure and overview of membership (PDF)
bullet WfMC membership list (PDF)

The definitive and one-stop reference work on workflow, standards and business processes; published in collaboration with the Workflow Management Coalition, the industry’s standards-setting body.

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The Workflow Handbook 2005
Published in association with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)

Edited by Layna Fischer


The Workflow Management Coalition provides an important forum for the adoption of standards throughout the industry. Standards provide an infrastructure for inter-organizational business process automation and management. In this book, industry experts and thought leaders present significant new ideas and concepts to help you plan a successful future for your organization.



Quality hardcover. 284 pages. 
US $95.00 Retail.
Size: 7" x 10"
ISBN 0-9703509-8-8

Quality laminated hardcover. Illustrations, charts, references, appendices, bibliography, index.
Published by:
Future Strategies Inc.,
Lighthouse Point, FL, USA.
+1 954 782 3376


"The Workflow Management Coalition is the globally recognized body for the advancement of workflow management technology and its use in industry,"  Jon Pyke, WfMC Chair

Welcome to the Workflow Handbook 2005. This edition offers you three sections:

·          SECTION 1: The World of Workflow covers a wide spectrum of viewpoints and discussions by experts in their respective fields. Papers range from an examination of the real Management of Business Process through to metrics and Web Services workflow architectures.

·          SECTION 2: Workflow Standards: The section on Workflow Standards deals with the importance of standards, with an updated Wf-XML 2.0 Cookbook with new schemas and examples . A detailed example of using BPMN to Model a BPEL Process is provided together with comprehensive comparison of XML Interchange Formats for Business Process Modeling

·          SECTION 3: Directory and Appendices—an explanation of the structure of the Workflow Management Coalition and references comprise the last section including a membership directory.


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BPM—Too Much BP, Not Enough of the M 

Derek Miers, Enix Consulting, United Kingdom
The problem with many BPM deployments is that they often overlook the reason why this technology is needed in the first place—to support the achievement of business objectives. The re-emergence of business processes as a core discipline in modern business management is fairly clear. But in order to really derive the maximum benefit from BPM initiatives, firms need to manage the people interface more carefully.

Jon Pyke, Chair WfMC

Introduction (read short descriptions of each chapter)
Layna Fischer, General Manager Workflow Management Coalition, United States


Workflow in the world of BPM: Are they the same?

Charlie Plesums, WfMC Fellow, United States

BPM—Too Much BP, Not Enough of the M         

Derek Miers, Enix Consulting, United Kingdom

Integrated Function and Workflow    

Chris Lawrence, Old Mutual, South Africa

Business Activity Monitoring and Simulation     

Joseph M. DeFee, CACI and Paul Harmon, Business Process Trends, United States

Business Process Improvement through Optimization of its Structural Properties  

Vladimír Modrák, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Enhancing and Extending ERP Performance with an Automated Workflow System

Robert J. Kearney, Image Integration Systems, Inc., USA

Narrowing the Semantic Gap between Business Process Analysis and Business Process Execution

Dr. Setrag Khoshafian, Pegasystems Inc., USA

Using SOA and Web Services to Improve Business Process Flow   

Zachary B. Wheeler, Roberta Bortolotti, SDDM Technology, United States

Workflow and Business Rules–a Common Approach   

Heinz Lienhard and Urs-Martin Künzi, ivyTeam-SORECOGroup, Switzerland

State of BPM Adoption in Asia  

Ken Loke, Bizmann System (S) Pte Ltd., and Dr. Pallab Saha,, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore


Business Process Metamodels and Services

Jean-Jacques Dubray, Attachmate, United States

Workflow and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Arnaud Bezancon, Advantys, France

A Comparison of XML Interchange Formats for Business Process Modelling

Jan Mendling and Gustaf Neumann, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration; and Markus Nüttgens, Hamburg University of Economics and Politics

How to Measure the Control-flow Complexity of Web Processes and Workflows

Jorge Cardoso, Department of Mathematics and Engineering, University of Madeira, Portugal

An Example of Using BPMN to Model a BPEL Process
(This chapter is available in full on the BPM Think Tank CDROM)

Dr. Stephen A. White, IBM Corp., United States

A Simple and Efficient Algorithm for Verifying Workflow Graphs

Sinnakkrishnan Perumal and Ambuj Mahanti, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India

ASAP/Wf-XML 2.0 Cookbook—Updated

Keith D Swenson, Fujitsu Software Corporation, United States
This paper is for those who have a process engine of some sort, and wish to implement a Wf-XML interface. At first, this may seem like a daunting task because the specifications are thick and formal. But, as you will see, the basic capability can be implemented quickly and easily. This paper will take you through the basics of what you need to know in order to quickly set up a foundation and demonstrate the most essential functions. The rest of the functionality can rest on this foundation. The approach is to do a small part of the implementation in order to understand how your particular process engine will fit with the protocol.


WfMC Structure and Membership Information
Appendix—Author Biographies  
Appendix—Membership Directory
Appendix-Officers and Fellows  
Other Resources  


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