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  1. New Member OrientationBoston Quarterly April 2003 Kim Bartkus

  2. Introduction • The HR Problem Domain • What is XML? • What is HR-XML? • Project Methodology • Tools of the Trade • Accomplishments • Continuing Work

  3. What is XML? • eXtensible Markup Languageis a language for creating “markup” languages or “vocabularies”. • Looks like HTML, but XML allows the definition of custom tags to describe information explicitly. • XML is a recommendation issued by the World Wide Web Consortium, February 1998

  4. How XML Works… Program Asks for Data Returns XML defining what is being sent: <Employee> <First>John</First> <Last>Smith</Last> </Employee> First: John Last: Smith An XML document defines what the data is, not how it is displayed. Programs “parse” this XML data.

  5. What is HR-XML? • Independent, non-profit corporation (Dec 1999) • Define standard vocabularies to streamline HR data interchange • Open to vendors, consultants, standards bodies, employers and other end-users, and individuals • 110+ organizational members • International – Mission to produce specifications that are relevant and useful across many country contexts.

  6. What Does HR-XML Deliver? Transport (e.g. HTTP, FTP, SMTP) Protocol (e.g. XP, SOAP) HR-XML focuses on specifications for message payload, but aims to provide context and guidance to enable the entire exchange. Framework (e.g. ebXML, BizTalk) Payload (e.g. JobPositionSeeker) Payload Includes the information necessary to complete an interaction within a businessprocess.

  7. Business SteeringCommittee (BSC) Technical Steering Committee (TSC) OrganizationalStructure Board of Directors Cross Process Object (CPO) Payroll Benefits Enrollment Stock Recruiting & Staffing Competencies Time Reporting SIDES Other Projects

  8. Project Methodology

  9. Project Team • Team lead is responsible for determining the schedule and facilitating the project. • Secretary records all decisions and posts minutes to team web page. • Schema editor makes schema changes and provides graphical illustrations. • Document editor responsible for consolidating documentation. • Domain experts share knowledge of the business process, enabling team to build a comprehensive standard.

  10. Model a Business Process

  11. Tools of the Trade

  12. Create or Update Your Personal Profile • Go to Profile Tool on main members page • Select your name from the company participant list • Enter your contact information • Sign up for workgroup e-mail lists

  13. Document Management • TIBCO’s “XMLCanon” repository to store all documents in a central location. • Administrator gives access to team members based on their roles, following the consortium security procedures. • Files checked in and out of repository, ensuring most current files are available to team members. • All members have access to view and download files.

  14. Schema Development • Schema editors free to use most any XML editor. • Typically, XML Spy and Turbo XML used. • All schemas validated against: • XML Spy, TurboXML, MSXML, Stylus Studio, Oracle, and Xerces XML tools

  15. Graphical Notation • Elements displayed as rectangles, attributes as round-edged rectangles. • Lines connecting the elements represent the relationships between elements. • A square line connector indicates that the elements must occur in the specified sequence. • An angled line connector specifies that only one of the elements may exist.

  16. Ind icator Definition Related Example None Element must appear once and only once. Required_ One_Occurrence + Element must appear one or more times. Element required to appear at least once, but multiple consecutive occurrences may be present. Required_ Multiple_Occurrence ? Element may appear zero or one time. Element optional, but only allowed to appear once. Optional_ One_Occurrence * Element may appear zero or more times. Element may appear as many times consecutively as needed, or even zero times. Optional_ One_Occurrence Cardinality

  17. Approved Workgroup Standards • Staffing Exchange Protocol (version 1) • Time/Expense Reporting • Time Card Configuration • Benefits Enrollment (version 1, 2) • Payroll Defined Contributions • Payroll Instructions • Staffing Industry Data Exchange Standard (SIDES) • Competencies (version 1) • Background Check (version 1, 2) • Work Site and Environment • Resume (version 2) • Stock Options

  18. Approved CPO Standards • Person Name • Postal Address • DateTime Data Types • Effective Dating • Contact Method • Organization and Organizational Unit • Worksite and Worksite Environment • Identifier Types • ISO Utility Guidelines

  19. Continuing Work… • Competencies (version 2) • Assessments • Staffing Exchange Protocol (version 2) • SIDES Enhancements • Stock Plans • Data Dictionary • Background Checking

  20. Questions? Chuck Allen, Director, chucka@hr-xml.orgKim Bartkus, Deputy Director, Paul Kiel, Chief Architect,