Monday, February 23, 2015

Business Resource Planner Online Workshop (Lab 1 & 2)

Today we kick off a brand new free online workshop centered around the Business Resource Planner.

This is a new component available as a tech preview in JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) & Business Process Management (BPM) Suite products.

It will soon be fully supported so it's a great time to start providing some structured and real life examples to get you up and running with a minimum of fuss.

In this workshop we will be introducing you to the possibilities that abound for your business when leveraging the Business Resource Planner for all you complex resourcing and planning tasks.

Business Resource Planner component
is available in both
JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite products.
Each installment of this workshop will lead you through the various aspects based on solutions for a wide array of problems that can be tackled simply and effectively with the Business Resource
Planner.

This week we kick it off with an introduction to the products, then get you started by installing the Business Resource Planner (not provided, but available online), and setting up the JBoss Developer Studio IDE.

The upcoming articles will supply new exercises to help you better understand the capabilities and strengths that using a planning engine used together with a rules engine can provide.

All of the workshop materials will be hosted online with the help of OpenShift, so all you need is a browser to follow along.

You do need a basic understanding of Java, as this workshop will be run using an IDE and code examples of planning solutions.

So what are you waiting for?

The workshop starts here:



We start with the introduction to the two products, JBoss BRMS & JBoss BPM Suite. We will present a simple overview of the capabilities and show the Business Resource Planner component in the overall product architectures:



Then we will guide you through the installation of Business Resource Planner project:



At which time you are ready for the last lab of this article, installing JBoss Developer Studio and tooling:



Be sure to keep an eye out here for the next article in this series in which our goal will be to arrange a planning for a department of angry nurses so that everyone is happy with their work roster.

Can it be done?

Series Table of Contents:
  1. The introduction and installation of Business Resource Planner project
  2. Installing JBoss Developer Studio and tooling.
  3. Customizing score functions - Schedule angry nurses (coming soon...)

Note: if for some reason the online materials are not available, feel free to contact me.