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Chapter 14 - A Framework for Object-Aware Processes

14.1. Properties of Object-aware Processes

Describe how the major characteristics of object-aware processes (i.e., object behavior, object interactions, data-driven execution, variable activity granularity, and integrated access to business processes and business data) have been realized in the PHILharmonicFlows framework


14.2. Micro Processes

A micro process type captures the behavior of a specific object type:

  • Define a micro process type for the object type Application depicted in Fig. 14.3.
  • Explain the relationship between micro step and object attribute, and the relationship between micro step and micro state?
  • Discuss the benefits resulting from the introduction of states at the micro process level?
  • Explain the difference between explicit and implicit external micro transitions. Why are both kinds of external micro transitions needed?

Fig. 14.3 Exam ple of a Data Model


14.3. Micro Processes vs. Case Handling

What are commonalities and differences between a micro process type and a case type (cf. Chapter 13)?


14.4. Process and Data Integration

  • What kind of information is captured in an authorization table?
  • Describe how an initial authorization table can be automatically derived? Which information is required in this context?
  • When does an automatically created authorization table have to be adjusted?
  • Which role do optional activities play in the context of process and data authorization?


14.5. Form-based Activities

  • Why is the manual design and implementation of form-based activities a tedious and time-consuming task in the context of object-aware processes?
  • How is the internal flow logic of a form-based activity captured in a micro process?
  • Based on which information can form-based activities be automatically generated?


14.6. Macro Processes

  • How do macro processes ease the monitoring of large process structures?
  • How is the relation between a macro process and a corresponding data model?
  • Discuss the different kinds of macro transitions and their semantics?
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