The increasing adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) has inspired pioneering software architects and developers to effectively leverage BPM-based software and process-centric architecture (PCA) to create software systems that enable essential business processes. Reflecting this emerging trend and evolving field, Process-Centric Architecture
THE PROCESS-CENTRIC ARCHITECTURE PARADIGM. Introduction. Evolution of IT Architecture. Concept of Process-Centric Architecture. Business Process Management. Components of PCA. Process Execution. Benefits of Process-Centric Architecture. ARCHITECTING IT SYSTEMS, THE PROCESS-CENTRIC STYLE (DESIGNING PCA). The Approach. SOA for Services. Standards and Technologies. Case Study-Architectural Design Applying PCA. Implementation Considerations. Each chapter begins with "Objectives" and concludes with "Exercise Questions".