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Getting Started with Oracle BPM Suite 11gR1 by Manas Deb, Meera Srinivasan, Manoj Das, Prasen Palvankar, Heidi Buelow

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with BPM

As we discussed in Chapter 1, BPM yields high business benefits in many dimensions when adopted successfully. Thus it is prudent to be familiar, right from the start, with the essential considerations that lead to a successful BPM adoption, and conversely, the absence of which is likely to lead to failure and frustration. However, before we dive into a discussion on how we should prepare for BPM projects, a couple of clarifications are in order.

First, we should point out that not all processes are business processes. A process, particularly a digital description of a process, is essentially a depiction of a sequence of activities along with applicable flow control and business logic. In digital applications ...

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