WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?
Introducing workflow in Alfresco
Defining a workflow
Creating a process definition
Creating tasks based on the task model
Customizing the workflow behavior
Configuring the Explorer user interface
This chapter describes how to create and deploy workflows in Alfresco. It discusses core Business Process Management workflow concepts, including process definitions, how the JBoss Business Process Engine (jBPM) interprets processes, and task models. It also shows you how to configure the behavior of the workflow and customize Alfresco Explorer to view and edit tasks. To illustrate the workflow creation and deployment process, this chapter uses a simple Review and Approve workflow example.
Alfresco implements workflow through several modular, loosely coupled components (as shown in Figure 7-1).