SharePoint 2013 as a WFMS
Process Management Services are a crucial piece in any system supporting ECM capabilities. SharePoint 2013 introduced a new technical foundation for workflow management and the modeling of business processes as automated workflows.
In this session the audience will learn the benefits of the new Workflow Management System architecture as well as how to leverage it in real world scenarios. Attendees will see what can be achieved in SharePoint 2013 and Workflow Manager in an easy and controllable fashion. Most important the session will dive into what is not easily feasible Out-of-the-Box and will present a birds-eye view on the BPM ecosystem that has evolved around SharePoint 2010 and 2013.
The key take-away for attendees will be an understanding of how to map real-world process management scenarios onto SharePoint 2013 Workflow workloads and when it is reasonable in terms of project risk and cost of ownership for the SharePoint investment, to move to a third party SharePoint BPM product.
The session is intended for Architects and Decision Makers who already have concrete use cases/scenarios at hand and need to map them to SharePoint technology.
SharePoint OOB Workflow Capabilities have matured
The tooling has matured
Business and technology have a common modelling base
Software architecture is modular and reusable (through Activities)
What you get..
Monitoring of (possibly) a large number of workflow instances
Reports on performance of workflows / stakeholders
Little impedance mismatch (depends on product)
Better EAI functionality
No further advance cost
Unpredictable future cost
Easy to use / Familiar tooling
Limited OOB functionality
Complex expansion model
Supported by MS
Controllable Cost of Ownership
Rich modelling capabilities
Large toolbox around BPM
(Possibly) proprietary notation
Intra department processes
Inter department and
Little to no dependency on
Small number of workflows
Large number of workflows
.NET development knowledge
No development resources
DEMO: We„re having a baby – process
Friends of father
B(aby)PM – scaling out the family
Adapt to changes in systems influencing the process
Dynamically re-assign stakeholders
Optimize the process
Report on performance of closed instances
Know the options
Do Governance planning
Calculate the risk and total cost of ownership