An Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation
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by Joydip Kanjilal
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What is a Business Process?

Before we go deep into the concepts of Workflows and Windows Workflow Foundation, let us understand what a Business Process is and why Workflows and Workflow Management Systems are required in an enterprise.

A Business Process is a collection of a sequence of related business activities that produce a desired outcome targeted towards a specific business goal.  Note that each business process has inputs, method and outputs.  The Workflow Management Coalition (WFMC) defines a business process as, "A set of one or more linked procedures or activities which collectively realize a business objective or policy goal, normally within the context of an organizational structure defining functional roles and relationships."


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Title: Author's Response   
Name: Joydip
Date: 2006-12-15 3:20:57 AM
Comment:
Hi,

This article was just an intorductory one for learners who have no knowledge of WWF whatsoever. Hence was just a preliminary article dealing with the basics. Stay tuned for more.
Title: Why was this article written?   
Name: me
Date: 2006-12-09 6:35:33 PM
Comment:
Complete waste of space and time. This article does nothing to increase the reader's knowledge in any way. The "self explanatory" diagrams were good for a laugh though.

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