Ready to give it a try but not sure how to start? Take a look at the jbpm-installer chapter.
Kris is a Senior Software Engineer at JBoss, by Red Hat, where he leads the jBPM project (an open-source business process management (BPM) suite), and is also part of the Drools project (an open-source Java rules engine). The jBPM project consists of a lightweight workflow engine in Java that support native BPMN 2.0 execution and various tools and features around that to support business processes throughout their entire life cycle.
Kris did a PhD in Computer Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His main research area is policy-based management, i.e. using declarative policy rules for configuring services, resulting in highly-configurable, reusable services. He has experience and a great intrest in policy-based and rule-based systems, workflow management, service-oriented software development and clinical decision support.