From process definition... to software deployment... This unique book is the first to provide a comprehensive method for implementing and maintaining business processes that help IT professionals and software engineers improve software quality, reduce time-to-market, quickly respond to changes in requirements, and more precisely specify the reuse of software components. The business process implementation approach detailed here utilizes the industry?s hottest concepts, including metadata repositories, scenarios, roles, business rules, data modeling, component reuse, and workflow. The book also introduces an innovative method of analyzing a process map that strengthens process specification from both business and technical perspectives. Throughout the book, particular attention is paid to the need for close coordination between human activity and automated systems.