Self-Learning Trainings

Overview

This page provides links to a series of self-learning videos (YouTube and downloadable) to learn how to use Stardust or IPP. It is recommended to perform the trainings of a single learning unit in the presented order.

Learning Units

Getting Started

In this unit you learn the "basics": How to configure the environment. In the second video you learn the setup of a basic project. Eclipse is a very powerful and complex development environment, so obviously we cannot give a general introduction to Eclipse, but you will learn what you need for starting modeling. In the following video, you learn how to create an easy process model in the Business Process Management Notation.

YouTube Playlist: Getting Started

Video Content
Environment Setup (10 Minutes) Learn how to setup an environment for all IPP projects.
Project Setup (12 minutes) Learn how to setup a your first IPP project. Note: With recent releases you no longer choose facets manually when installing a Dynamic Web Project (as shown in the video), but select "Infinity Portal" in the combo box "Configuration".
First BPMN Process Model (15 Minutes) Learn how to create your first process model in the Business Process Management Notation.

Modeling

Modeling is an important and in most cases the first part in the BPM lifecycle. Therefore the second unit starts with a bit more complex modeling after the first example in the preceding unit. A scenario to be found in most organizations is a helpdesk. While components of a business process - likeroles and various organizations - can be demonstrated, the process model is not overly complex.

Finally we show you the simulation functionality of IPP in two videos.

Process simulation allows a process model to be tested for performance characteristics without actually deploying the process. Each simulation run is a hypothetical (what-if) test that varies parameters such as work volume, worker availability, etc. to provide a performance summary of the process design under those conditions. Some parameters are set to fixed values. Other parameters are allowed to change within a range of possible values just as they would in real life. In effect, the simulation run shrinks the scale of real time (weeks, months, years etc.) to just a few seconds, minutes or hours to predict long term process behavior without the time and cost of actual deployment and observation.

YouTube playlist: Modeling

End User Portal

Most videos are about the IPP portal functionality, which is offered in a unified portal with several perspectives. It replaces the several portals which where used until version 5.

The End User Portal is what the seen by the this type of user, it is the interface to the solution. It is highly configurable, which is one of the strengths of IPP. The exact view depends on the process models and on the role of the user. It can be configured to adhere to style guidelines of a company. Nevertheless, the look & feel on a little more abstract level and usage patterns stay the same. Therefore the videos are useful also for end users that work with a solution build with the IPP portal.

YouTube playlist: End User Portal:

Department Concept

The video presents a model configured to support departments, shows how to create departments and assign users to them and presents a processing scenario, where work items are assigned to participants based on process data.

YouTube playlist: Department Concept

Scan Client

Infinity Process Platform offers an advanced Scan Client that can access several professional scanning devices. This Scan Client is .NET based an hence cannot be published via Eclipse but is available under the Infinity Process Platform maintenance model.

YouTube playlist: Scan Client

Case Management

The following training videos explain how Stardust can be used for case management and grouping of business processes.

YouTube playlist: Case Management

Document Processing

The following training videos explain how Stardust can be used to accomplish document processing tasks.

YouTube playlist: Document Processing

TIFF Viewer

Infinity Process Platform comes with a TIFF Viewer/Editor fully integrated in the Infinity Process Platform portal. This video shows how to use it: