topical media & game development
This chapter has dealt with business objects,
business applications and the issues involved
in business process redesign.
business process redesign may be motivated by changes in technology,
we also discuss the migration from legacy applications.
- business objects -- access to relational data
- framework -- collection of components
- generic solution for a class of problems -- frame of mind
- architectural constraints -- Java, Web-aware applications
slide: Section 11.1: Business objects -- SanFrancisco framework
In section 1,
we discussed the need for business objects and looked at the San Francisco
framework, which aims to provide a generic solution to creating
- logistics-based modeling
- business process simulation
- example -- requests for loans
slide: Section 11.2: Business process modeling
In section 2,
we looked at the issues involved
in business process modeling, which we consider
as a prerequisite for business process redesign.
We dealt with the simulation of the logistic aspects
of business processes and concluded with a small example.
- simulation classes -- event, entity, generator, resource, queue
- event scheduling strategy -- conditional, passive, pending
- dining philosophers -- events versus processes
slide: Section 11.3: Object-oriented simulation
In section 3, we treated object-oriented simulation in somewhat
An overview was given of useful simulation classes.
We discussed event scheduling strategies,
and looked at the classic dining philosophers example,
both from an event-based simulation perspective
and a process-based simulation perspective.
- So many users, so many perspectives
- DIVA -- distributed visualization architecture
slide: Section 11.4: Visualization support
In section 4, we looked at interactive information visualization
as a means to support business process redesign and decision making.
An overview was given of the DIVA software architecture,
which allows for distribution, user perspectives and collaboration.
- fat versus thin clients -- screen scraping
- Web-aware applications -- wrapping the legacy
slide: Section 11.5: Migrating from legacy applications
We concluded, in section 5, with a discussion
of the opportunities to migrate from
legacy applications to a modern, object-oriented,
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