Implementing an Advanced Application Using Processes, Rules, Events, and Reports

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 12 October 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738437387
ISBN-13: 9780738437385
IBM Form #: SG24-8065-00
(318 pages)

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Authors: Ahmed Abdel-Gayed, Kulvir Singh Bhogal, Don Carr, Richard Davies, Aditya P Dutta, Marcelo Correia Lima, Agueda Martinez Hernandez Magro, Yuka Musashi, Michael Norris, Felix Pistorius, Martin Keen


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 business process and mediation using IBM Business Process Manager
- Use IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence to develop business insight

In addition, we articulate a testing strategy using IBM Rational® Quality Manager and deployment options using IBM Workload Deployer.

Taken together, this book provides comprehensive guidance for building and testing a solution using core IBM Rational, Information Management, WebSphere, Cognos and Business Process Management software. It seeks to demystify the notion that developing and deploying advanced solutions is taxing.

This book will appeal to IT architects and specialists who seek straightforward guidance on how to build comprehensive solutions. They will be able to adapt these materials to kick-start their own end-to-end projects.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the solution and the scenario used in this book
Chapter 2. Customizing the methodology and creating a lifecycle project
Chapter 3. Data modeling with InfoSphere Data Architect
Chapter 4. Decision management with WebSphere Operational Decision Management
Chapter 5. Business process management with Business Process Manager
Chapter 6. Reporting with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
Chapter 7. Testing with Rational Quality Manager
Chapter 8. Deployment options with Workload Deployer
Appendix A. Additional material
Appendix B. Creating a messaging infrastructure and web user interface

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