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Aggregation of Activities to Work Flow States

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107666D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Decker, SR [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for associating function and manual work tasks to the phases of a work flow in a business process. The aggregation of function (i.e., of functional activities) makes it possible to create complex business processes from groupings that are smaller, more self-contained, and more easily handled than the interconnected functions of traditional constrained networks.