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Activiti 5.x Business Process Management Beginner's Guide by Irshad Mansuri, Dr. Zakir Laliwala

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Chapter 2. Modeling Using the Activiti Modeler

Business people are used to visualizing the business processes through graphical representations such as flowcharts and UML diagrams. However, when it comes to the execution of the business process, there is a technical gap between the design of a business process shown in the flowchart and the language that executes the business process, for example, WSBPEL.

In the previous chapter, we had an overview of Activiti, covering topics such as downloading and installing Activiti and creating a simple process within Activiti. In this chapter, we will understand what BPM is, its lifecycle and elements, and how to create a business process using the BPM elements in the Activiti Modeler.

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