The 4-Eyes Principle is the term used when you want to insure that a task is approved by more than one person. This blog explains how excluding previous lane participants from approving tasks in a process that they approved upstream is done differently in Oracle BPM 12c processes than it was in 11g.
Business Process Management (BPM) is an important part of many organizations. Many experts agree that BPM is not only important for business operations, it is a necessary component for handling change. There can be changes in assignments, changes in back-end systems and changes in workflow are just some examples. However when changes occur, it has been up to IT to implement and up to the business managers to manage the fallout. We all know change is painful, and the more we can place change control in the hands of the business managers, the better the organization can manage change.
Oracle SOA Database Adapters provide a polling mechanism that will periodically query a table to see if a there is a new or changed record. If so, it can trigger a BPEL process. This is enormously useful. However, on one client I ran into a series of issues with database pollers in a clustered environment when they … collided. (queue dramatic music)
The more rigid an organizational structure becomes, the more hindered its teams will be. Agile should not lead to fragility, but should empower teams to create independently in an iterative framework. Anything less just isn’t Agile.