Creating Open Wide Area Workflow and eFolder standards June 2006 David RR Webber Joint Initiative Project Planning.

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<ul><li><p>Creating Open Wide Area Workflow and eFolder standardsJune 2006David RR Webberdavid@drrw.netJoint Initiative Project Planning </p><p>*</p><p>Envisioning StatementWorld is facing new challenges that require rapid response capabilities at new levels and scale environmental, health, food distribution, citizen services, military support logistics Existing systems have challenge of supporting end-to-end tracking and collaborative workflowWho is taking leadership role in this arena?</p><p>*</p><p>Envisioning Key FactorsInteroperability need end-to-end support, not fragments along pathwaysRapidly adaptable / deployable components for business users process support Based on trusted proven open standards approachAuditability and accountabilityProcess MetricsSupport for dashboard visibility tools, not just local view</p><p>*</p><p>Opportunity AssessmentExisting events and response needs bring together national and international focus Existing initiatives need better coordination and resourcesLeverage open standards community workBuild from existing best-practice work on processes and information exchanges Lessons learned over past 15 years of workflow and business process need to be leveraged (eFolders + pre-cut process library)Use of XML is entering a third phaseIncreasing importance of open standards and open source to collaborative environments</p><p>*</p><p>Core Technology - 12 Alignment NeedsTransportXMLSecurityMoU/AgreementXMLContextXMLContextXMLVocabularyAlignmenteFolderCollaboration XMLState ManagementWorkflow ProcessXMLTransaction Structure XML(XSD)Access Point APIContent ProcessRulesPROCESS (how)INFORMATION(what)</p></li><li><p>How does this fit to Navy needs?Potential areas of interest</p><p>What is driving the need?</p><p>If not now, when?</p><p>*</p><p>Collaboration Roles and Steps?How does this get done?What are the overarching standardsthat allow collaboration between thedisparate parts of the process not just point operations?</p><p>*</p><p>WAWF Use Cases?From:</p><p>*</p><p>Navy Merge (ERP project) - Use Cases? </p><p>*</p><p>Navy / CNIC - RAPID Use Cases?CHRIMP workflow:</p><p>*</p><p>GoalsUnderstand and enable core use case needs Develop open public standards foundationProvide clear direction for vendors and implementersCreate Community-of-Practice foundationProvide focused deliverables over next 6 to 12 monthsDevelop formal specifications as OASIS and then ISO standardsCreate real re-usable templates and examples</p><p>*</p><p>What Does This Take?Tasks / Level of Effort (LOE) estimates: Manage and support OASIS TC process 1FTE for 4 months ( 10 hours a week for one year)Phase 1 Use case definition / scope / positioningElapsed time - 3 monthsPhase 2 Specification Development 2FTE for 4 monthsElapsed time 6 monthsPhase 2 Operational Pilots TBD each ~ 3FTE for 6 months.Elapsed time 6 months (concurrently)DeliverablesUse casesSpecificationsWorking re-usable templates and components</p><p>*</p><p>Some Candidate Deliverable ExamplesRAPID STARS-FL XML connector and workflow supportPackaging of standard interfacing (OASIS CAM)APIs - specify documentationOperational toolsetMapping to the UBL financial transactions standardsTBD ???</p><p>*</p><p>Community of InterestUS Navy WAWF teamUS Navy DON CIO team OASIS BCM TC and EPR working groupOASIS BPM work on ebBP/BPSS and BPELNorway TOSS project teamNorway NIA involvement + Baltic areaBravera RAPID project tool vendorDoD DFAS accounting servicesIHE/XDS NIST work on secure document exchangesISO and CEN/ISSS</p></li><li><p>ApproachNext Steps</p><p>*</p><p>Action ItemsRefine vision statementForm action committee and support from Navy DON CIOEstablish DFAS commitment / supportCoordinate with OASIS and NorwayCoordinate initial meetings and public call through OASIS BCM TC infrastructureCreate Community of Interest site area (GSA resources?)Create bi-weekly teleconference coordinationDefine doable scope and XML needed and avoid ocean boiling</p><p>*</p><p>Resources</p></li></ul>


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