Opening Keynote EDOC 2014: Wil van der Aalst

Wil van del Aalst, the foremost expert in workflow and process mining, spoke this morning on the overlap between Data Science and Business Process, and showed how process mining is the super glue between them.  What follows is the notes I made at the event. Continue reading

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Collective Adaptive Systems (CAS)

The BPM 2014 conference, Sept 7-12, has been moved from Israel to Eindhoven Holland (because of unrest in the middle east) and I will be giving a keynote on Wednesday Sept 10.  There will be an interesting workshop on Business Processes in Collective Adaptive Systems (BPCAS’14) on Monday, associated with a group called FoCAS (Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems). Continue reading

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Minimum Viable Post

At a minimum, you link to another post.  Comments?

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Organize for Complexity Book

Niels Pflaeging’s amazing little book, Organize for Complexity, gives good advice on how to create self managing organization that are resilient and stable. Continue reading

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The third era of process support: Empathy

Rita Gunther McGrath’s post this week on the HBR Blog called Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History has a lesson for those of us designing business process technology.  The parallel between management and process technology might be stronger than we normally admit. Continue reading

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Wirearchy – a pattern for an adaptive organization?

What is a Wirearchy?  How does it work?  When should it be considered?  When should it be avoided?  What are the advantages?  This post covers the basics elements of a Wirearchy. Continue reading

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bpmNEXT talk on Personal Assistants

Here is a video from my presentation at bpmNEXT of March 2014 presenting the idea that in the future we might see a kind of agent, which I call a personal assistant, cloning and synchronizing projects such that the large scale processes actually emerge from the interactions of these agents. Continue reading

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