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Using IBM Operational Decision Manager: IMS COBOL BMP, COBOL DLIBATCH, and COBOL MPP
Smarter Process

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2013

IBM® Operational Decision Manager (ODM) is an implementation of a Business Rule Management System (BRMS). It enables you to create, manage, test, and govern business rules and events. You can store these in a central repository where multiple individuals and software products can access them. IBM ODM Version 8.0 provides support for IBM® IMS™ COBOL programs. This IBM Redpaper™ publication walks you through a step-by-step approach for using IBM ODM for rules management from an IMS COBOL MPP, BMP, or DL/IBATCH ... [more]


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Empowering your Ad Hoc Business with IBM Business Process Manager
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Redpaper, published 4 Jun 2013

In the context of daily business, ad hoc processes are those activities and events that occur within an organization's operations that typically are undocumented or unmonitored. At times, these ad hoc processes can seem chaotic and unpredictable. In many cases, these "off the platform" processes represent an opportunity for you to realize visibility into your organization operations. By taking advantage of the benefits of business process management (BPM) and IBM® Business Process Manager solutions, you can bring order and stability to these business processes and improve the organization's ... [more]


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Governing Operational Decisions in an Enterprise Scalable Way
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Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2013, last updated 26 Apr 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents decision governance topics from a theoretical discussion perspective and then goes on to make links to the practical aspects of applying these concepts by using the IBM Operational Decision Manager platform. This book explores enterprise governance context to clarify the bigger picture for how governance is carried out across the enterprise. You will also find this book valuable if you are using or considering the usage of an operational decision management system (or business rules management system (BRMS)) in your organization. You might be ... [more]


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Applying Lean, Six Sigma, BPM, and SOA to Drive Business Results
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Redguide, published 18 Apr 2013, last updated 18 Apr 2013

Lean Six Sigma unites tools and techniques from Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to produce real results. It uncovers process waste, reduces non-value adding activity, and increases organizational capability. The benefits might even be felt in IT where waste is being removed from application development processes, significantly reducing costs and freeing resources and budgets for needed investments and backlogged projects. Business process management (BPM) technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) combine with Lean Six Sigma to accelerate improvements and results. As the world ... [more]


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IBM Business Process Manager V8.0 Performance Tuning and Best Practices
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Redpaper, published 11 Apr 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides performance tuning tips and best practices for IBM Business Process Manager V8.0 (all editions) and IBM Business Monitor V8.0. These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management technologies. Such technologies include Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data Object (SDO), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) for web services, and Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN). Both IBM Business Process Manager and Business ... [more]


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Improve Design and Deployment of Processes Using IBM Business Process Manager V8.0
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Solution Guide, published 11 Apr 2013

IBM® Business Process Manager is a BPM (business process management) platform that helps process participants gain enterprise-wide visibility of business processes, so that improvements can be made quickly by those who know the processes best. IBM Business Process Manager provides a “social BPM” approach toward process design and management. This approach greatly enhances collaboration among process participants in the organization, and provides the power and robustness required for mission-critical enterprise solutions. This IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview and ... [more]


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Aligning MDM and BPM for Master Data Governance, Stewardship, and Enterprise Processes
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Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2013, last updated 8 Mar 2013

An enterprise can gain differentiating value by aligning its master data management (MDM) and business process management (BPM) projects. This way, organizations can optimize their business performance through agile processes that empower decision makers with the trusted, single version of information. Many companies deploy MDM strategies as assurances that enterprise master data can be trusted and used in the business processes. IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management creates trusted views of data assets and elevates the effectiveness of an organization’s most important business processes ... [more]


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Creating a BPM Center of Excellence (CoE)
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Redpaper, published 8 Feb 2013, last updated 15 Feb 2013

Your first business process management (BPM) projects, although radically different in the tooling and the methodology for those people who are directly involved in the project, will be chartered, funded, measured, and managed as with any other IT project. However, for an enterprise to accelerate the radical value that a BPM project proves, the enterprise must transform. Change must occur around projects. Funding, staffing, governance, infrastructure, and virtually every aspect of how BPM solutions are implemented, must change before the enterprise can mature to meet those strategic goals ... [more]


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IBM Operational Decision Management V8.0 Performance Tuning Guide
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Redpaper, published 29 Jan 2013

IBM® Operational Decision Management (ODM) is a family of products used by IT and business users to create and manage business decision logic throughout their organization. This IBM Redpaper™ publication offers advice on all aspects of performance, including hardware, architecture, authoring, quality of service, monitoring, and tuning. The advice is based upon preferred practices and experience gained from real customer situations. This paper is aimed at a wide ODM audience, including IBM employees and customers, and provides useful information to both new and experienced users. Although ... [more]


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Decision Automation on IBM System z with IBM WebSphere Operation Decision Management V7.5
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Solution Guide, published 31 Dec 2012

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes how IBM WebSphere® Operation Decision Management for z/OS® V7.5 can help organizations maintain and modernize the applications that implement their core business processes.assets. This solution provides the platform and tools for authoring, testing, and managing the business rules and business events that are required to implement business decisions.


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Decision Management with IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
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Solution Guide, published 16 Nov 2012

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes how to build a decision management solution with IBM WebSphere® Operational Decision Management V8 that can be incorporated into a business process management system.


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Business Process Management with IBM Business Process Manager
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Solution Guide, published 16 Nov 2012

Business process management (BPM) solutions enable an enterprise to choreograph processes and the process steps across disparate applications, people, and systems. In addition to reduced cost through continued process improvement and automation, BPM provides the foundation for converged and agile business and IT responsiveness. The benefits of implementing BPM solutions using IBM Business Process Manager are presented in this IBM® Redbooks® Solution ... [more]


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Building an Application with Decisions, Processes, and Insight
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Solution Guide, published 13 Nov 2012

In today's fast-paced business climate, companies must make quick decisions to win new business, maintain existing relationships, and build on the trust and goodwill earned over time. However, because of the complexity of existing business logic, adjusting or improving applications takes careful planning and time to implement any needed changes effectively. An integrated sense-and-respond solution provides awareness through events, direction through decisions, actions through processes, and insight through analysis. As described in this IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide, this simplified solution ... [more]


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Implementing an Advanced Application Using Processes, Rules, Events, and Reports
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Redbooks, published 12 Oct 2012

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe how to build an advanced business application from end to end. We use a fictional scenario to define the application, document the deployment methodology, and confirm the roles needed to support its development and deployment. Through step-by-step instructions you learn how to: - Define the project lifecycle using IBM Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management - Build a logical and physical data model in IBM InfoSphere® Data Architect - Confirm business rules and business events using IBM WebSphere® Operational Decision Management - Map a ... [more]


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Optimization and Decision Support Design Guide: Using IBM ILOG Optimization Decision Manager
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Redbooks, published 10 Oct 2012

Today many organizations face challenges when developing a realistic plan or schedule that provides the best possible balance between customer service and revenue goals. Optimization technology has long been used to find the best solutions to complex planning and scheduling problems. A decision-support environment that enables the flexible exploration of all the trade-offs and sensitivities needs to provide the following capabilities:

  • Flexibility to develop and compare realistic planning and scheduling scenarios
  • Quality sensitivity analysis and explanations
  • Collaborative ... [more]


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    Scaling BPM Adoption: From Project to Program with IBM Business Process Manager
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    Redbooks, published 29 Mar 2012, last updated 4 Oct 2012

    Your first Business Process Management (BPM) project is a crucial first step on your BPM journey. It is important to begin this journey with a philosophy of change that allows you to avoid common pitfalls that lead to failed BPM projects, and ultimately, poor BPM adoption. This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the methodology and best practices that lead to a successful project and how to use that success to scale to enterprise-wide BPM adoption. This updated edition contains a new chapter on planning a BPM project. The intended audience for this book includes all people who participate ... [more]


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    IBM Business Process Manager Security: Concepts and Guidance
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    Redbooks, published 18 Sep 2012

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information about security concerning an organization’s business process management (BPM) program, about common security holes that often occur in this field, and describes techniques for rectifying these holes. This book documents preferred practices and common security hardening exercises that you can use to achieve a reasonably well-secured BPM installation. Many of the practices described in this book apply equally to generic Java Platform and Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications, as well as to BPM. However, it focuses on aspects that typically ... [more]


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    The Process Architect: The Smart Role in Business Process Management
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    Redpaper, published 20 Jul 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concept of business process management (BPM) and specifically focuses on the role of the process architect within BPM. This paper covers in detail how to design business processes and how to enhance those processes for automated business process execution on a BPM platform. It addresses the requirements to successfully drive BPM programs in terms of what process knowledge, methodology, and technology needs to exist or be developed within an organization. Within the context of this paper, the process architect is defined as having the ... [more]


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    IBM Business Process Manager V7.5 Performance Tuning and Best Practices
    Smarter Process

    Redpaper, published 11 Apr 2012

    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides performance tuning tips and best practices for IBM Business Process Manager (BPM) V7.5 (all editions) and IBM Business Monitor V7.5. These products represent an integrated development and runtime environment based on a key set of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management technologies. Such technologies include Service Component Architecture (SCA), Service Data Object (SDO), Business Process Execution Language for Web services (BPEL), and Business Processing Modeling Notation (BPMN). Both BPM and Business Monitor build on the ... [more]


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    Making Better Decisions Using IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management
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    Redpaper, published 5 Apr 2012

    Decision management is emerging as an important capability for delivering agile business solutions. Decision management is not a solution in its own right, but must be integrated into the solutions or business processes that it supports. In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we describe the recommended best practices and integration concepts that use the business events, business rules, and other capabilities of IBM WebSphere® Operational Decision Management V7.5 (WebSphere ODM) to provide better decision making in those solutions and business ... [more]


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