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What are the topics I should learn for a BPM (Business Process Management) product? I mean, do I need to learn BPMN (Business Process Modelling Notation), BPEL (Business Process Excecution Language)? Are there any open source lightweight BPM products by Apache or somebody?

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Why you wanted to learn a BPM Product? –  Dhanunjai Jun 1 '11 at 8:45

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If you are implementing a BPM product, you should know a business process modelling spec like BPMN and an execution language like BPEL and BPML.

Otherwise, if you're looking for application development using a BPM Product, you don't need to know those specs.

Some open source BPM suites to explore and use,

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AFAIK Activiti is not an Apache project, it merily uses the Apache license. –  blubb Jun 1 '11 at 8:47
    
Dhanunjai, Thank you for your kind answer. I understood. But Why do we use the IBM process server? is that one related to BPM? –  Srikanth Jun 1 '11 at 8:48
    
I want to persue my career in BPM platform. thats why i am trying to understand on how and what topics i should learn for a BPM product. –  Srikanth Jun 1 '11 at 8:54

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