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Are you going to SAP TechEd 2012? Are you looking for sessions covering SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration and SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management? Then here is an excerpt of sessions that might be of interest for you. This blog post shall help you build your own agenda for SAP TechEd 2012 by pointing out how the different sessions relate to one another and the different audiences targeted.

Looking at the complete session catalog, you find all relevant sessions covering SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration and SAP NetWeaver BPM in the “Process Management and Integration, Portal, and Collaboration” (PMC) track:

Please note that this blog post is not intending to give a holistic overview about all PMC sessions, but will focus on sessions bound to the two aforementioned products.


Lectures:

PMC100 “SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management – Overview and Outlook”

This 1hr-lecture is going to be the “grass roots” session for you explaining what SAP NetWeaver BPM with EHP1 for SAP NetWeaver 7.3 is all about and where it helps you optimize your operations and differentiate yourselves from your competitors by building state-of-the-art applications and processes extending core best practices. Moreover, this session is going to provide an outlook on the roadmap of SAP NetWeaver BPM and where SAP NetWeaver BPM will tie into cloud-based collaborative process modeling and operational process intelligence.

Speakers: Thomas Volmering (Las Vegas), Christian Loos (Madrid), Abdul-Gafoor Mohamed (Bangalore)

PMC200 “Making SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management Mobile”

This 1hr-lecture will demonstrate today’s capabilities to mobilize your workflows that base on SAP NetWeaver BPM using cutting-edge UI technologies and proven SAP infrastructure such as SAP NetWeaver Gateway and Sybase Unwired Platform.

Speaker: Helmut Grimm (Las Vegas, Madrid, Bangalore)

PMC203 “Architecture Guidelines for Applications on SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration”

In this 2hr-lecture we will elaborate on typical questions that arise when you start implementing applications on SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration. Which is the correct methodology to approach process-driven applications? How do I balance flexibility and complexity? Which parts of my application go into the business process? Which parts go into the integration process? And which parts are handled by the ESB layer? Do I have to model in these three layers at all? In this lecture we will discuss different approaches and list their pros and cons.

Speakers: Volker Stiehl (Las Vegas, Madrid), Benjamin Notheis (Las Vegas, Madrid), Satish Bihari (Bangalore), Sujit Hemachandran (Bangalore)

Hands-On Workshops:

Almost all of the following hands-on workshops were designed to make use of a common business scenario. Reusing a shared scenario will increase the recognition value if you are going to participate in several of these hands-on workshops. In addition, the complexity and level of difficulty is increasing from session to session trying to create best fit sessions for diverse levels of expertise amongst participants.

PMC160 “Building a Simple Process in SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management”

This hands-on workshop (2hr) is targeting participants who have not dealt with SAP NetWeaver BPM before and would like to get a first hands-on experience with the product. If you have not yet gained any experience with SAP NetWeaver BPM, please make sure you visit this hands-on workshop and maybe lecture PMC100 before visiting any of the following hands-on workshops.

In this workshop you will build a simple business process using only basic features of SAP NetWeaver BPM and basic BPMN elements. The business process at hand will be a simple workflow for enriching and approving customer master data.

Speakers: Benjamin Notheis (Las Vegas, Madrid), Gregor Mueller (Las Vegas, Madrid), Twan van den Broek (Madrid), Stefan Witschel (Bangalore), Songa Venkatrami Reddy (Bangalore), Santosh Giri Govind Marthi (Bangalore)

PMC260 “Extending Model-Driven Development for SAP NetWeaver BPM”

While PMC160 is employing a simplified version of the business process and thereby simple data structures as well, we will address a more sophisticated version of the common scenario in this hands-on workshop (2hr). In particular, we will address the question about how to deal with larger data structures and especially their impact on UI development. We will shed light on how those can be dealt with in a descriptive manner thereby increasing the reusability and reducing actual implementation costs of UI development. This workshop is targeting experienced process developers or any member of an IT project that has dealt with SAP NetWeaver BPM wondering about how to cut down on intensive UI development.

Speakers: Benjamin Notheis (Las Vegas, Madrid), Gregor Mueller (Las Vegas, Madrid), Stefan Witschel (Bangalore), Kamlesh Zanje (Bangalore), Deepak Govardhanrao Deshpande (Bangalore)

PMC360 “Advanced SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management Development”

While PMC260 is focusing on streamlining UI development, this hands-on workshop (2hr) will focus on SAP NetWeaver BPM built-in features again. Starting where PMC160 leaves off, a richer set of features and a larger set of BPMN elements will be used in order to build a more sophisticated business process. Still working with the same business scenario, you will look at advanced concepts such as escalation and error handling, system-to-system communication via web services and aspects of high-volume correlation scenarios.

Speakers: Nicholas Holshouser (Las Vegas), Ralf Schaub (Las Vegas), Christian Loos (Madrid), Penka Tatarova (Madrid), Deepak Govardhanrao Deshpande (Bangalore), Kamlesh Zanje (Bangalore)

PMC361 “Keep Running – Operating SAP NetWeaver BPM in a Productive Environment”

The three hands-on workshops mentioned so far concentrate on the developing SAP Net Weaver BPM processes. For this hands-on workshop (2hr), however, a typical SAP NetWeaver BPM Administrator will be in the limelight. This session will give you hands-on experience on daily routine tasks and how to accomplish them best, when you are asked to run and operate a SAP NetWeaver BPM system productively.

Speakers: Nicholas Holshouser (Las Vegas), Ralf Schaub (Las Vegas), Penka Tatarova (Madrid), Venugopal Chembrakalathil (Madrid), Amol Badgujar (Bangalore), Kishore Kumar Thallapally (Bangalore)

PMC264 “Composed Message-Processor Pattern with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration”

With SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration, SAP is offering a powerful bundle of the two products SAP NetWeaver BPM and SAP NetWeaver PI (Java-only Advanced Adapter Engine Extended). This will allow customers to explore the realm of integration-centric processes on a Java-only SAP NetWeaver system. In this hands-on workshop (4hr), you will model your own integration pattern and hook it up with the business process you have already modeled in the previously mentioned hands-on workshops. The integration pattern of choice will be a Composed Message Processor*. You will be given expedient advice on how the two products fit to one another and what needs to be modeled as a SAP NetWeaver BPM process and what will go into an Integration Flow.

This session will already make use of one of the architectures discussed in PMC203, so these two sessions will be a perfect fit.

Speakers: Volker Stiehl (Las Vegas, Madrid), Alexander Bundschuh (Las Vegas, Madrid), Daniel Yackel (Las Vegas), Peter Gottinger (Madrid), Nurali Virani (Bangalore), Gopalkrishna Kulkarni (Bangalore), Sujit Hemachandran (Bangalore)

*Details about the Composed Message Processor pattern can be found on theEnterprise Integration Pattern homepage.


PMC263 “Implementing the Claim-Check Pattern with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration”

With SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration, SAP NetWeaver BPM is opening up towards integration-centric processes. When dealing with integration-centric processes, a question that will arise sooner or later is about dealing with large messages. The Claim-Check pattern* will provide one possible answer to this question. This hands-on workshop (2hr) will demonstrate in detail how a series of large master data records can be reduced to just a few essential fields, collect all stripped-down messages as part of the BPM process, and recreate the original messages at the end of the process just before handing them over to the target destination. The session will put special focus on the required development steps for implementing the Claim-Check pattern. It is especially for avid process developers having dealt with either SAP NetWeaver BPM and/or PI before.

Speakers: Volker Stiehl (Las Vegas, Madrid), Katrin von Ahsen (Las Vegas), Venugopal Chembrakalathil (Madrid), Michal Krawczyk (Madrid), Sujit Hemachandran (Bangalore), Sandhya G (Bangalore)

*Details about the Claim-Check pattern can be found on the Enterprise Integration Pattern homepage.


Agenda Proposal

Here’s an exemplary agenda for SAP TechEd in Las Vegas accommodating all nine sessions I am mentioning in this blog post without any conflict:

Session ID

Title

Session Type

Day and Time

PMC100

SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management – Overview and Outlook

Lecture (1hr)

Tue., 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

PMC160

Building a Simple Process in SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management

Hands-On Workshop (2hr)

Tue., 02:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

PMC360

Advanced SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management Development

Hands-On Workshop (2hr)

Tue., 04:30 p.m. – 06:30 p.m.

PMC260

Extending Model-Driven Development for SAP NetWeaver BPM

Hands-On Workshop (2hr)

Wed., 08:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

PMC203

Architecture Guidelines for Applications on SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration

Lecture (2hr)

Wed., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PMC264

Composed Message-Processor Pattern with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration

Hands-On Workshop (4hr)

Wed., 02:15 p.m. – 06:15 p.m.

PMC361

Keep Running – Operating SAP NetWeaver BPM in a Productive Environment

Hands-On Workshop (2hr)

Thu., 08:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

PMC263

Implementing the Claim-Check Pattern with SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration

Hands-On Workshop (2hr)

Thu., 02:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

PMC200

Making SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management Mobile

Lecture (1hr)

Fri., 09:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Looking for session dates and times for Madrid and Bangalore? Please go via the agenda builder as soon as session registration is available.

Additional Sessions

On top of the lectures and hands-on workshops, there will be the so-called Q&A sessions this year. These sessions will allow you to seek for answers to questions you have not gotten around to asking before. These sessions will create a rather informal setting without any specific agenda. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and converse with the speakers and other fellow SAP TechEd participants.

The Q&A sessions relating to the aforementioned sessions are the following ones:

In addition, there will be two dedicated roadmap sessions talking about the roadmaps for both SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management and SAP NetWeaver Process Orchestration:

Links and References

You have not registered for SAP TechEd 2012, yet? Then hurry up! Follow this link and book yourself a ticket: http://www.sapteched.com/

You may as well check out who is speaking which sessions and connect with the speakers upfront via the “Who’s Coming” platforms:

Who’s Coming (Las Vegas)

Who’s Coming (Madrid)

I am looking forward to seeing you all there! Cheers, Benny
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  1. Susan Keohan

    Hi Benny,

    It’s great to see that there are so many BPM sessions!  You did miss at least one, though…

    Owen Pettiford and I will be presenting ‘Comparing SAP Business Workflow and SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management’ (Session PMC116).  In this session, we will try to eliminate confusion over the use of SAP Business Workflow (it’s not dead!) and BPM.

    I hope it’s a good complement to the rest of the BPM sessions!
    Sue

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    1. Benjamin Notheis Post author

      Hi Susan

      My apologies! In this blog post I am focusing on the sessions authored by SAP only.

      But thanks a lot for the hint. So, let me seize the opportunity to mention another ASUG session I happened to leave out:

      PMC 209 “Business Process Execution with Central Product Creation and Updates in SAP NetWeaver BPM” by Manish Singh

      If time allows, I will make sure to stop by and listen to your session. Looking forward to meeting you!

      Cheers, Benny

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  2. Jocelyn Dart

    Hi Benny,

    Thanks so much for sharing. It’s really  helpful to have these sorts of summaries even for those of us who won’t have the opportunity to attend in person… so we can prime those who are going, and focus on those sessions in virtual techeds.

    I was wondering also if there are any cross-over sessions on the Enhanced Business Blueprinting in Solution Manager, and on BAM or Operational Process Intelligence or other business process related analytics that we should be looking out for?

    Regards,

    Jocelyn

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    1. Benjamin Notheis Post author

      Hi Jocelyn,

      sorry for the late reply, and the answer is ‘yes, of course’. 😉

      We are covering Operational Process Intelligence to some extent in the overview session PMC100 and well even have a deep-dive session on it: PMC101 – Gaining Competitive Advantage with Operational Process Intelligence on SAP HANA.

      And these are the sessions dealing with Business Process Blueprinting:

      • PMC105 – Introduction to Process Modeling and Business Process Blueprinting
      • PMC201 – Capturing Business Models Using Capability-Based Planning
      • PMC261 – Process Blueprinting and Solution Documentation in Heterogeneous Landscapes

      Cheers, Benny

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