PCS Travel Request Management – Process Form Creation by Red Mavericks

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The fourth video by Red Mavericks (http://www.redmavericks.com) addresses the use of Oracle’s Process Cloud Service to build and deploy a full working Business Travel Request application in 40 minutes.
This is the first of a series of 4 videos that will guide you through the application creation process of a BPM application, using near zero code, which makes it particularly suitable for Business Analysts to also be engaged.

For this part, the focus is on Process Form Design using Oracle’s PCS Web Form builder, i.e. the process diagram that will guide the application’s general behavior. The use case was made for Link Consulting’s (http://www.linkconsulting.com/oracle) Process Cloud Event, held on July 2015. Watch the video here.

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PCS Travel Request Management – Process Form Creation by Red Mavericks

 

The fourth video by Red Mavericks (http://www.redmavericks.com) addresses the use of Oracle’s Process Cloud Service to build and deploy a full working Business Travel Request application in 40 minutes.
This is the first of a series of 4 videos that will guide you through the application creation process of a BPM application, using near zero code, which makes it particularly suitable for Business Analysts to also be engaged.

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For this part, the focus is on Process Form Design using Oracle’s PCS Web Form builder, i.e. the process diagram that will guide the application’s general behavior. The use case was made for Link Consulting’s (http://www.linkconsulting.com/oracle) Process Cloud Event, held on July 2015. Watch the video here.

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Video – How to import a Visio model (or any other) into BPM 12c by Red Mavericks

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Welcome to Red Maverick’s first video.

In this video, we’ll guide you on how to import an existing Visio BPMN model into Oracle BPM12c, using Process Composer.

Watch the video here.

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Refining your BPM process by Red Mavericks

 

clip_image002Ah… The holiday season! Time to be with your family, eat like an elephant, getting stuck in endless traffic jams and moving in overcrowded shopping malls. No better time to write BPM articles, right? Actually, wrong! Curiously, a peak in activity actually absorbed me completely and we couldn’t do all the stuff that we wanted to. Anyway, we’re back.

Last time, we defined and modeled our first business process in BPMN. It modeled the “Request a parking space” process, with the behavior described in the textual process description. Now we’ll refine that process so that when we decide to implement it, we’ll take less time to do so.

Optimize before implementation VS implement before optimization

There’s an interesting debate as to whether or not should the first version of the BPM model be optimized before the implementation.

Some say “of course…why would you put a substandard process in production?”, while others argue “don’t worry and put the first version of the process in production ASAP, because the BPM lifecycle will guarantee an optimized version by itself in the second iteration, based on facts, not perceptions”.

Both approaches are valid and you can choose either one. Just don’t over do it if you go with the first one, or you’ll never get a version in production.

We typically choose the first approach, but we put a (half) day cap on the optimization work (one full day if the process is complex), to limit what we do. By the end of that (half) day the process goes on for implementation with whatever optimizations done in that time. This also help us focus and go for quick wins instead of nitpicking.
With our experience, we can look at a business process and quickly identify possible improvements. In time, you will too.

See any patterns?

If you look at the process version from the last article, you’ll see somethings that appear to be repeated. These are typically good candidates for optimization.
If you can factorize these into a reusable piece, you would only need to implement it once and then reuse it as many times as you want.
Check the notifications to the requester. Read the complete article here.

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