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Workflow Management Based on an Object-Oriented Paradigm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111602D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Inniss, HA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An object-oriented model would represent not process relationships but people relationships. It would allow users to name objects according to people relationships that most closely model their day-to-day task activity.

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Workflow Management Based on an Object-Oriented Paradigm

      An object-oriented model would represent not process
relationships but people relationships.  It would allow users to name
objects according to people relationships that most closely model
their day-to-day task activity.

      It would also allow users to customize and change the
customization of their daily sequence of activity by simply naming
and renaming objects and by dragging and dropping these objects in
any connected position that would depict a series of tasks and
actions based on the need of the moment.

      In any system (operating system) objects can be built to
encompass inheritances, attributes....

      In this system objects are designed and programmed in *IX ;
OS/2* or DOS as clients.  The icon dialogue to these objects would be
unnamed.  The user can now name the object as per choice, as for
example, "Work Day".

      At run time the user would click on the icon dialogue that is
representative of the client object in the workflow process.  This
would lead to a diagrammatic expansion of the work process with a
series of sub-objects connected by lines to emulate the relationship
flow between users.

      The user can now also name these 'sub-objects' as a definition
of a work relationship as in the diagram.

      Implicit in this implementation is the concept of a server or
multiple servers that would contain repositories of:

o   Global databases that woul...