Activity 1: Initial Steps
In this activity you will create the ExpenseManagement project,
the ExpenseReport process, two roles, and a global creation activity.
This activity shows how to begin work on a project and a process. It
also helps familiarize you with AquaLogic BPM Studio. Pay special attention to
Project Navigator and the
To insure you do not lose any work, save the project after completing
each task. To save all project components in one step, click
- Creating a Project
After evaluating the business need, the first step in modeling a business process is to create a new Project. A Project contains all of the resources necessary to model and publish your business process.
- Creating a Process
Each project can have many processes. In this task, you will create the ExpenseReport process of the ExpenseManagement project.
- Creating a Role
Roles created in Studio are known as abstract roles, because they may be renamed or consolidated when the process is actually deployed to production. In Studio, roles can be added from the Project Navigator or from the process editor design window.
- Creating a Role from the Process Editor
This tutorial task shows you how to create a role in the project's organization, from the Design view of the Process Editor.
- Adding a Global Creation Activity
To use a process, there has to be a way of creating a process instance that will flow through it. One way to do this is with a global creation activity.
- Creating Participants
To perform interactive activities in the process, you need participants. Participants are the people who log into the system and perform activities.
- Running the Process
Although our process at this point is still limited in what it can do, you can nevertheless run it to get an early sense of the design and simulation cycle.
- Activity 1 Summary
Congratulations! You have completed the first activity of the tutorial, which goes all the way from creating the project to running a process.