The True Power Of Share Point Designer For Workflows

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Published on May 28, 2009

Author: Peter1020

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SharePoint's workflow engine explained by Peter Ward, InterDyn AKA www.wardpeter.com

Presented By Peter Ward - Business Collaboration Manager May 27th 2008

Presented By

Peter Ward - Business Collaboration Manager

May 27th 2008

The conference call dial in will be put on mute for the presentation Q&A – We will have time at the end of the presentation for questions A copy of the presentation is on my blog: www.wardpeter.com

The conference call dial in will be put on mute for the presentation

Q&A – We will have time at the end of the presentation for questions

A copy of the presentation is on my blog: www.wardpeter.com

 

 

- Workflow – Why do it with SharePoint - Note: There is no such thing is a simple workflow - Why use SharePoint designer for workflows? - Ideal workflows In SharePoint designer - Challenges of SharePoint Designer based workflows - Where SharePoint designer reaches its workflow limits and the SharePoint alternatives This is not a tip session

- Workflow – Why do it with SharePoint - Note: There is no such thing is a simple workflow - Why use SharePoint designer for workflows? - Ideal workflows In SharePoint designer - Challenges of SharePoint Designer based workflows - Where SharePoint designer reaches its workflow limits and the SharePoint alternatives

Approval Workflow

Approval

Workflow

Department Expense Claims Vacation Request Monthly Report News Release Hiring Request (Web) Interview Process Hiring/Intake Process “ On-Exit” Process Helpdesk Process Financial Planning Proposal/Sales Process Contract Approval Localization / Globalization Corporate Content Management/Approval Order Fulfillment Inventory Management Logistics Wills / Estates / Incorporations Quotation & Contract Costing Exploration & Appraisal Check Request Approval Real Estate Buy/Sell Collections Internal Audit Purchase Orders Pharmaceutical Trial Enterprise Quality Management Resource Planning Procurement & subcontracts Initial Public Offering Enrollment & Administration ISO 9000/9001 Control Safety & Regulation Control Cataloging & Distribution Product Engineering Claims Processing Facilities Management Bill Consolidation & Control Succession Planning Inter - Enterprise Press Release Drug Discovery Treasury / Cash Management Supply Chain Management Customer Acquisition Mergers and Acquisition Trade Show Process Airline Operation Maintenance Contract Risk Mitigation Harmonized Tariff Scheduling Federal Audit Control Cataloging & Distribution Advertising Collection & Control

Department

Expense Claims

Vacation Request

Monthly Report

News Release

Hiring Request (Web)

Interview Process

Hiring/Intake Process

“ On-Exit” Process

Helpdesk Process

Financial Planning

Proposal/Sales Process

Contract Approval

Localization / Globalization

Corporate

Content Management/Approval

Order Fulfillment

Inventory Management

Logistics

Wills / Estates / Incorporations

Quotation & Contract Costing

Exploration & Appraisal

Check Request Approval

Real Estate Buy/Sell

Collections

Internal Audit

Purchase Orders

Pharmaceutical Trial

Enterprise

Quality Management

Resource Planning

Procurement & subcontracts

Initial Public Offering

Enrollment & Administration

ISO 9000/9001 Control

Safety & Regulation Control

Cataloging & Distribution

Product Engineering

Claims Processing

Facilities Management

Bill Consolidation & Control

Succession Planning

Inter - Enterprise

Press Release

Drug Discovery

Treasury / Cash Management

Supply Chain Management

Customer Acquisition

Mergers and Acquisition

Trade Show Process

Airline Operation Maintenance

Contract Risk Mitigation

Harmonized Tariff Scheduling

Federal Audit Control

Cataloging & Distribution

Advertising Collection & Control

Out of the box Browser based SharePoint Designer Replacement to FrontPage Can handle more complex workflows K2 – No code solutions Custom development

Out of the box

Browser based

SharePoint Designer

Replacement to FrontPage

Can handle more complex workflows

K2 – No code solutions

Custom development

Ideal Not Idea Simple approvals –Tick in the box Line of Business System Integration Complex Human Workflow Bus Activity Monitoring More than 2-3 people involved Collaborative Document Workflow Business 2 Business Dynamically Changing Workflow Short workflow lifecycles A process that isn’t fully defined

Document workflow and basic information sharing List-based applications that are driven by forms – issue and project tracking, task management Enterprise content applications – records management, contract management Web content publishing MOSS infrastructure management solutions or governance – site provisioning and lifecycle management Organizations are investing heavily in MOSS to address a few solution categories where processes are a key element.

Document workflow and basic information sharing

List-based applications that are driven by forms – issue and project tracking, task management

Enterprise content applications – records management, contract management

Web content publishing

MOSS infrastructure management solutions or governance – site provisioning and lifecycle management

SharePoint customers face a challenge SharePoint Designer is not for business users, power user experience. We need a breadth of capabilities for our workflow solutions but don’t have the tools. The transition from SharePoint Designer to Visual Studio is too great a leap. We spend a lot of hours writing code to get simple things done. Avoiding this would be a huge benefit. Bringing people, information, forms and content together is key. We need a standard framework that can support this requirement. We want to empower people in the organization to participate in building workflow solutions and, at the same time, be sure IT governs these solutions. We want to use SharePoint for business applications and solutions, but we are struggling:

SharePoint Designer is not for business users, power user experience.

We need a breadth of capabilities for our workflow solutions but don’t have the tools.

The transition from SharePoint Designer to Visual Studio is too great a leap.

We spend a lot of hours writing code to get simple things done. Avoiding this would be a huge benefit.

Bringing people, information, forms and content together is key. We need a standard framework that can support this requirement.

We want to empower people in the organization to participate in building workflow solutions and, at the same time, be sure IT governs these solutions.

Support the ability to move “Back” within a workflow SharePoint Designer DO NOT have a simple solution for this basic requirement. START Declined Approval Approved Rework START Declined Approved Rework Approval START Declined Approved Approval Rework START Declined Approved Approval Rework START Declined Rework Approval Approved START

Support the ability to move “Back” within a workflow

The ability to model business logic as part of the workflow decision making Parallel approval SharePoint Designer DO NOT have easy solutions to basic business requirements. Approval Serial approval Declined Approved Approved Declined Approved Declined 3 people in the group select “Approved” 1 person in the group selects “Declined” OR Incorporate business rules Declined Approved Rework All users in a group must select “Approved,” one after another Incorporate business rules

The ability to model business logic as part of the workflow decision making

… can become quite complicated Medium Approval High Approval Low Approval < 2K > 8K Declined Approved START (Serial) START $$ > 2K $$ < 8K False True Low Approval Declined Approved Clean up Update List False True Medium Approval Declined Approved Clean up Update List High Approval Declined Clean up Approved Update List

Conditions limited to “True” or “False” Approval limited to “Approved” or “Declined” Duplication of business logic Processes not representing the business problem Manual creation of workflow user interfaces Limited to “True” or “False” Limited to “Approved” or “Declined” Duplication of business logic >> Maintenance nightmare >> Reporting no longer accurate >> Expensive!! START $$ > 2K $$ < 8K False True Low Approval Declined Approved Clean up Update List False True Medium Approval Declined Approved Clean up Update List High Approval Declined Clean up Approved Update List

Conditions limited to “True” or “False”

Approval limited to “Approved” or “Declined”

Duplication of business logic

Processes not representing the business problem

Manual creation of workflow user interfaces

A new platform? Custom development? What if your needs outgrow the capabilities of your approach? Will you have to start over? Invest in a platform that can grow with your needs. Invest in a platform that empowers the entire organization to participate. Invest in a platform that can offer continuing return on investment.

Invest in a platform that can grow with your needs.

Invest in a platform that empowers the entire organization to participate.

Invest in a platform that can offer continuing return on investment.

 

Graphical workflow-design experience for business and technical users (one size does not fit all) The ability to create applications that are not list, site, server or farm bound The ability to apply custom workflows to content types, critical to ECM needs. The ability to easily model and manage rework scenarios (eg. Send back for comments) Ability to model serial approval steps Custom actions based on rules (eg. Amount based approval) or roles The need for  Escalation scenarios -  working hours, time zones , out-of-office, Parent / Child processing, share of information between processes – (eg. Special Approval) Version control on both process and associate forms Synchronous and Asynchronous

Graphical workflow-design experience for business and technical users (one size does not fit all)

The ability to create applications that are not list, site, server or farm bound

The ability to apply custom workflows to content types, critical to ECM needs.

The ability to easily model and manage rework scenarios (eg. Send back for comments)

Ability to model serial approval steps

Custom actions based on rules (eg. Amount based approval) or roles

The need for  Escalation scenarios -  working hours, time zones , out-of-office,

Parent / Child processing, share of information between processes

– (eg. Special Approval)

Version control on both process and associate forms

Synchronous and Asynchronous

ASSEMBLE WORKFLOWS THAT SOLVE BUSINESS PROBLEMS

ASSEMBLE WORKFLOWS THAT SOLVE BUSINESS PROBLEMS

CREATE RICH FORM-BASED WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS

CREATE RICH FORM-BASED WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS

DISPLAY RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR EACH STEP IN THE WORKFLOW

DISPLAY RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR EACH STEP IN THE WORKFLOW

CREATE WORKFLOWS THAT PRECISELY ADDRESS THE BUSINESS PROBLEM

CREATE WORKFLOWS THAT PRECISELY ADDRESS THE BUSINESS PROBLEM

CREATE RICH INFOPATH-BASED WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS WITH FORM SERVICES

CREATE RICH INFOPATH-BASED WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS WITH FORM SERVICES

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FULL INTEGRATION

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FULL INTEGRATION

MANAGE AND MONITOR PROCESSES THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFECYCLES

MANAGE AND MONITOR PROCESSES THROUGHOUT THEIR LIFECYCLES

MANAGE TASKS FROM A CENTRALIZED WORKLIST

MANAGE TASKS FROM A CENTRALIZED WORKLIST

TROUBLESHOOT WORKFLOWS WITH K2’S ERROR REPAIR FUNCTIONALITY

TROUBLESHOOT WORKFLOWS WITH K2’S ERROR REPAIR FUNCTIONALITY

TRACK THE PROGRESS OF YOUR REQUEST

TRACK THE PROGRESS OF YOUR REQUEST

REPORT ON PROCESS INSTANCES

REPORT ON PROCESS INSTANCES

The price makes it accessible to small, medium and large organizations: Team Edition: $5,000 Enterprises or departments up to a maximum of 200 users and a single SharePoint server Standard Edition: $10,000 Enterprises or departments with more than 200 users and a single SharePoint server Enterprise Edition: $15,000 Enterprises or departments with more than 200 users and distributed SharePoint environments

The price makes it accessible to small, medium and large organizations:

Team Edition: $5,000 Enterprises or departments up to a maximum of 200 users and a single SharePoint server

Standard Edition: $10,000 Enterprises or departments with more than 200 users and a single SharePoint server

Enterprise Edition: $15,000 Enterprises or departments with more than 200 users and distributed SharePoint environments

Remember developers develop and build, not the best people skills No maintenance on the product, however there is a salary Version prisoner if the workflow gets complicated Documentation can be a challenge with the application Standardize on the workflow process

Remember developers develop and build, not the best people skills

No maintenance on the product, however there is a salary

Version prisoner if the workflow gets complicated

Documentation can be a challenge with the application

Standardize on the workflow process

Here is your new desk. Informal Process Informal Results

Here is a new desk. Formal Process Formal Results

Email : Peter.ward@interdyn.com www.wardpeter.com Phone: 212 502 3937 Be part of the experience http://cadbury.horizonextranet.com/ Questions?

Email : Peter.ward@interdyn.com

www.wardpeter.com

Phone: 212 502 3937

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