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Why everyone needs workflow? Short story about making your everyday work flow

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Watch this session to learn how you can turn business processes that can be found everywhere into workflows. Datapolis project manager Tomasz Głogosz explains what challenges you may meet on the road of workflow implementation in SharePoint and what are the ways to tackle them. This session was presented for the first time at SharePoint Saturday Dubai 2016, where Datapolis was Platinum Sponsor.

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Why everyone needs workflow? Short story about making your everyday work flow

  1. 1. Why everyone needs workflows? Short story about making your everyday work flow. Tomasz Głogosz
  2. 2. Who am I? Tomasz Głogosz Project Manager at Datapolis Certificates: MCTS, MCTD, PMI PMP 10+ years of IT work experience: - Document management systems - Intranet and extranet portals - 3rd party SharePoint solutions https://pl.linkedin.com/in/tomaszglogosz
  3. 3. How the story goes? • Where are processes? • Why do we need workflows? • Tackling challenges! • Finally punchline
  4. 4. Where are processes?
  5. 5. Where are processes? Business Process - a collection of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product
  6. 6. Where are processes? • How to create business process? „please put new invoices on my desk every day, I will sign them and bring to the finance department” „to get a loan you need to fill out this form, then I will bring it to the director for approval and after that we will tell the financial department to give you money” „if you like to go on vacation, fill out the form, bring it to the manager, if he accepts he will sign it, then bring it to the director, she also signs and then bring it to the financial department, so they will count your free days and send info to the archive…”
  7. 7. Where are processes? EVERYWHERE
  8. 8. Why do we need workflows?
  9. 9. Why do we need workflows? • Ensure process compliance • Automate tasks • Streamline processes • Track processes
  10. 10. Why do we need workflows? • How can we make processes flow properly?
  11. 11. Tackling challenges!
  12. 12. • What to tackle? Create workflow Move your workflow Related workflows Tackling challenges!
  13. 13. • How to tackle? Tackling challenges!
  14. 14. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 1: Let’s create a workflow!
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  16. 16. Can do anything we need • Custom forms • Custom web parts/ribbon customizations • Custom activities Part min MD 4 x Custom Forms 2 Ribbon buttons + roles 2 Workflow 2 Tests 1 SUM 7 Solutions MD Minimal 7 Customized +100% Flexible +???
  17. 17. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 1: Let’s create a workflow! – summary Needs fulfilled? License cost Dev time Dev cost Total cost Total cost for 5 workflows SP Designer 50% 0 + 700 USD 1,5 MD 1200 USD 1800 USD 6 700 USD Visual Studio 100% 1000 USD 7 MD 5250 USD 6250 USD 27 250 USD Datapolis Process System 100% 4500 USD 0,5 MD 400 USD 4900 USD 6 500 USD
  18. 18. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 2: Let’s move a workflow!
  19. 19. Four ways
  20. 20. • Package to solution or App with workflows • Workflow – deploy through Object Model / PowerShell / Web Service
  21. 21. • Import/export + matching • Site Templates support • PowerShell/OM match+deploy
  22. 22. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 2: Let’s move a workflow! – summary Export-Import Yes No Yes Export->Import on Web Site from Template Yes* Yes Yes Save and then create Web Site from template Yes Yes Yes Export -> Import on different Web Site No No Yes
  23. 23. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 3: Related workflows!
  24. 24. 2013 2010
  25. 25. • Start Workflow Activity • Custom event handling
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  27. 27. Tackling challenges! • Challenge 3: Related workflows! – summary Start workflows Yes/No Yes* Yes Invoke events Yes/No Yes* Yes Subworkflows No Yes/No Yes
  28. 28. Finally punchline.
  29. 29. Summary Create workflow 2 2 1 Move your workflow 2 3 1 Related workflows 3 2 1
  30. 30. The best way!
  31. 31. The best way! • There is no best way! • Depends on project • Usually • Simple/small projects • Complicated needs • Most projects 10% 10% 80%
  32. 32. Thank you! Email: office@datapolis.com www.datapolis.com @datapolis http://www.facebook.com/datapolisworkflows http://www.linkedin.com/company/datapolis.com/

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