The goal of this chapter was to give you a picture of the world of BPM. We explored the basic concepts, the standard, patterns, use cases where BPM is applied in the industry, and its benefits. We also explored the jBPM tool stack and the bigger picture of BLIP. These concepts and tools will be discussed in detail throughout this book.
In the next chapter, we will discuss how to install the jBPM tool stack and create our first business process-centric application using jBPM.