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jBPM6 Developer Guide by Esteban Aliverti, Mauricio Salatino, Mariano Nicolas De Maio

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The conceptual background of BPM

In order to understand the concept that guides BPM, we must first begin by understanding all the concepts behind that name, and the first one we need to understand is the concept of process.

In the broadest sense, a process is a series of steps or transformations to achieve a specific objective in a particular context. Like any transformation, it needs to have something to transform and a well-defined desired output of the transformation.

For example, if we want to build a house, we need to follow a set of steps depending on the area of the house, the materials, any services available, and so on. The steps also depend on the outcome (house style) we want. Some of the steps can be done at the same time, while some ...

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