RPA / BPM Implementation Strategy

There is a broad misconception that RPA about “business process” by itself. I have heard people say that they were going to switch from BPM to RPA. That is strange because the capabilities are quite different. It makes sense to use RPA and BPM together, and sometimes you can use one without the other, but only to solve different problems. Continue reading

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DMN TCK Turns Two

Attending bpmNEXT conference this week.  It was here, two years ago, that we decided to start the DMN TCK effort.  How far have we come? Continue reading

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Agile Best Practice: Start with the Empty

A co-worker on an agile project was showing me a feature he was perfecting, and it was looking pretty good with features to add and remove various settings as per the design.   I wanted to try it.  He said “sorry, the create function is not implemented yet.”   It got me thinking…. Continue reading

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Joining the DMN TCK

The DMN TCK is a group of people united around a single desire: we want to see DMN succeed as a decision modeling paradigm.  We want it to really work, and not simply be  another passing fad.  We want transparency of what the particular implementations can and can’t do, and we want an independent way to verify vendor claims.  Do you have a vested interest in DMN?  Maybe you should consider joining the TCK team to reduce your risk, and to assure the success of the DMN marketplace. Continue reading

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Worklist Performance Considerations

This is a technical deep dive into system design around providing a worklist to workers in a BPM system, and the technical tradeoffs you will encounter. Continue reading

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Usability is a Factor in Security

I am going once again through data security training.  That is not in itself bad, but the misguided and outdated recommendations propagate misinformation.  Security is very important, but why can’t the “security” experts learn? Continue reading

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Product Trial Strategies

Selling big complex products is always a challenge.  I recently was asked why not make the product simply available on the cloud for free sign-up and access so that people can try it out for free.  Here is my response. Continue reading

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