Introduction to ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic)

02-10-2020 02:49 PM

Introduction to ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic)

The Introduction to ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic) training is a two-day course focused on the ArcGIS for Workflow Manager extension. Students will learn how to use and implement ArcGIS Workflow Manager. ArcGIS Workflow Manager is a scalable enterprise workflow management system that automates and simplifies many aspects of performing and managing repeatable GIS and non-GIS work within an organization. You can learn more about the class in our Training Catalog here.


Online resources:

      ArcGIS Workflow Manager - ArcGIS Workflow Manager Product Overview

     Installing ArcGIS Workflow Manager (Classic)

      Workflow Manager (Classic) deployment - System Deployment

      Workflow Manager (Classic) online help - Desktop / Pro / Server 

Pro Tutorial - Get started with Workflow Manager (Classic)—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 



      Github workflow manager samples


Advanced Properties location:

      C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\WMX\Desktop<10.#>\Bin


What's next? ArcGIS Workflow Manager for Enterprise:

New video - 10.8.1 Workflow Manager Enterprise Deployment (Service-Driven)



Suggested instructions for designing workflows:

  • List tasks to be done
  • List people/resources available
  • Find who is responsible for each task & assign
  • Whiteboard the tasks in order with arrows depicting flows
  • Create workflow diagram to visualize & share
    • Update from shared feedback if necessary, share again and repeat this update cycle until approved
  • Create WMX repository
    • Create users, groups and assign privileges
    • Create your steps
    • Create new workflow with steps connected with paths
    • Associate workflow with Job Type
    • Create a job for testing
      • Test job
    • Update if necessary, retest and repeat this update cycle until approved
  • Train everyone on the new Jobtype/Workflow
  • Deploy the new workflow to Production
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