Self-Learning Trainings

Overview

This page provides a series of self-learning videos to learn how to use IPP. It is recommended to perform the trainings of a single learning unit in the presented order.

Most videos are AVC -- also known as H.264 -- movies in mp4 multimedia containers and can be viewed with VLC player (open source and available for all major systems) and Windows Media Player 12 (shipping with Windows 7). Older versions of Windows Media Player do not work. Depending on your browser configuration they open in a browser window or the media player opens in a separate window. The videos are not optimized for streaming and are not bandwidth adaptive. For instant viewing a fast connection is necessary. If you have a slower connection or plan to view the videos several times, it is recommended that you save them to a local location. You do this in most browsers by right-clicking on the link and choosing "save target as" or similar.

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.

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.

Video Content
Simple Browser Modeler Example (13 Minutes)

Learn how th Browser Modeler can be used alternatively to BPMN modeling in Eclipse.

Modeling - Helpdesk Scenario - Part 1 (21 Minutes)

Learn, how to model the helpdesk process, how to model the corresponding data structures and how to use data to influence the control flow.

Modeling - Helpdesk Scenario - Part 2 (13 Minutes)

A course how to integrate applications and to integrate roles. Note: With recent releases the files to import for the support-case tutorial are located under "<ipp-install-dir>/examples/support-case" instead of the work/ directory.

Modeling - Helpdesk Scenario - Part 3 (17 Minutes)

How to create data mappings.

Simulation - Part 1 (18 Minutes) Learn how to design a Simulation
Simulation - Part 2 (14 Minutes) Learn how to run a Simulation

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.

Video Content
IPP workflow execution series - part 1 (12 Minutes)

Part 1: workflow execution user interface, its process and document management functions

IPP workflow execution series - part 2 (9 Minutes)

Part 2: Chat and Notes functionality

IPP workflow execution series - part 3 (15 Minutes)

Part 3: How to use the Process Details View

IPP workflow execution series - part 4 (11 Minutes)

Part 4: How to create correspondence like e-mail and fax in the IPP correspondence view

How to Search for Activities and Processes (19 Minutes) How to Search for Activities and Processes in the Infinity Portal

Department Concept

The video (18 min.) 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.

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.

Video Content
Scan Walkthrough (11 Minutes)

Provides an overview of the scanning functionality and communication with other parts of Stardust.

Multi-model Scenarios and Typed Documents for Scanning (8 Minutes)

Shows how specific document types from possibly multiple process models will be exposed to scanning.

Case Management

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

Video Content
Create Case (8 Minutes)

Basics of Case Management including creation of cases, key descriptor handling and search.

Working with Cases (8 Minutes)

Advanced case handling like merging of cases or detaching of processes from cases.

Document Processing

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

Video Content
Spawn Walkthrough (8 Minutes)

Spawning processes to perform additional tasks identified during the execution of an initial process.

Extract Pages (8 Minutes)

Spawning processes with parts of a document processed in an initial process.

Abort and Start (7 Minutes)

Abort a process and start an alternative processing with its data and documents.

TIFF Viewer

Infinity Process Platform comes with a TIFF Viewer/Editor fully integrated in the Infinity Process Platform portal. This video (13 min, in WMV format) shows how to use it.