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Design Principles for Process-driven Architectures Using Oracle BPM and SOA Suite 12c by Torsten Winterberg, Mark Simpson, Guido Schmutz, Danilo Schmiedel, Hajo Normann, Sven Bernhardt, Matjaz B. Juric

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The characteristics of ACM

The characteristics of ACM are explained in the following sections.

System interactions

In the classical, rigid BPM world, according to Mastering the Unpredictable, processes are designed top down normally with a cost or industrialized focus. The process types here are straight-through processes, structured processes, and dynamic processes. Dynamic processes are interesting because they allow a bit of the flexibility we are looking for in the ACM world. This flexibility is reached using extracted rules for gateway decisions, using mid process event communication, or by reading lists of activities (for example, from Excel) that define a specific context.

This view is complemented by the bottom-up approach, which brings the ...

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