what is effort estimation (We do not know TeamWorks like yiou do)? A kind of simulation?
TeamWorks is Lombardi's BPM Tool for creating Business Process.
Currently application is using TeamWorks to define such processes. We want to replace it with jBPM. So I want to do analysis that how much effort will be required to define same processes using jBPM.
I understand many parameters can be considered. But considering a simple process, how easy it is to do in jBPM
I am posting one example of TeamWorks BPD. I want your input about how easily we can develop such type of BPD using jBPM.
Process Definition: Meeting Reconciliation
There will be two swimlanes namely Meeting Organizer and System (TeamWorks Process)
1) After meeting has successfully taken place/occurred, control comes to Meeting Reconciliation
2) System sends reminder mails stating meeting is pending for re-conciliation. (in this case TeamWorks has email address stored in it's DB)
3) Meeting Requestor will check his mail and complete his re-conciliation task. If Requestor ignore the email then after 15/30 days process # 2 will be executed again.
4) even if Requestor has not completed re-conciliation within 35 days, System will close the meeting.
I am sorry for not pasting Process Diagram because i couldn't able to insert image.
One more point to add here is, actual application have business process which calls other process and web service.
Let me know if you need more information.
The usage that you describe (wait states, mailing, timers) is supported by jBPM.
But ofc, without proper requirements there is no way to do an estimation.