3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2006 12:02 PM by Ronald van Kuijk

    GOP Application Domain -> Project Management

    Martin Grofcik Newbie

      Hello all,

      I have read "JBoss jBPM 3.1 Workflow and BPM made practical" chapter 4. Graph Oriented Programming (GOP). It was an interesting reading. In section 4.5 Application domains I found only one really developed domain - BPM.

      Another domain for GOP application could be Project Management (project execution is based on graph ... (good candidate for GOP)).
      I have several questions:

      Is there any activity for developing project management framework?
      Is there any project plan for GOP framework development?
      How could I join such as effort?

      Thank you in advance for answer.
      Regrads,
      Martin

        • 1. Re: GOP Application Domain -> Project Management
          Ronald van Kuijk Master

          Developing your own 'language' with the help of GOP is only needed if it is a very specific language you need. Project Management can probably be implemented on top of BPM. Since the latter is much simpler, I would look at that first

          • 2. Re: GOP Application Domain -> Project Management
            Martin Grofcik Newbie

            I think there is possibility to map process node types to project node types. For example:
            task in process -> task in project
            state -> milestone
            SubProcess -> SubProject
            etc.
            May be another meaning for jPDL nodes should be sufficient.

            Another issue is how to handle changes in the project plan.
            e.g.
            Project plan is
            A->B->C (token is on node B)
            would change to
            /->B->\
            A...............|->C
            \->D->/
            and when token should be. and different questions.
            I will try to specify different tests for such as changes in the project plan.



            Main difference is, that project has mainly only one instance.
            If the project is done several times could it be established as process?
            Could project plan grow to the process graph?

            • 3. Re: GOP Application Domain -> Project Management
              Ronald van Kuijk Master

              I do not understand your A->B... stuff. Maybe if you put it in [ c o d e ] tags (without spaces) it will be readable, use preview to check that).

              Besides that, I would hope the way you carry out projects is fairly the same, not reinvent new was to do it each time ;-)