The Silent Enemy: Failure to Report Exceptions

Stung again, several times in one day.  Systems that fail to report problems can waste everyone’s time.  The problem is that such system appear to be running fine, and that is great for lazy programmers and product managers alike.  Just . Say . No .

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BPM Industry Templates Have No Value

I was caught off guard recently when a potential customer asked if Fujitsu provided “Industry Templates” along with the BPM platform (branded now Fujitsu Digital Transformation Platform). Industry Templates is a term that refer to a package of all the processes normally found in an industry that one might need as a starting place for building out that companies processes. This question is a problem: industry templates simply don’t work. IT is tough to explain to a potential customer that they are asking for something they don’t need and shouldn’t want. Continue reading

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JSON is the Fluid of the Internet

Standards always seem to move at glacial speed, so slow it is hard to see any change, but looking back over the past decade or so, we can see the JSON has won the internet format battle, and XML is a thing of the past. Continue reading

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Emergent Synthetic Process (ESP) is the Answer

I have written 6 posts explaining why a manually created business process models are simply not agile enough for today’s organizations.  What should we do instead?   Glad you asked.  A different approach I am calling Emergent Synthetic Processes avoids the problems of a hand drawn process model, and still can offer a path to continual improvement. Continue reading

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DMN TCK – Three Years Later

It was at the bpmNEXT conference three years ago that I was persuaded to start the DMN TCK group to strengthen the DMN standards effort.  It has turned out better, and accomplished more than I imagined.

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bpmNEXT 2019

Another perfect week in Santa Barbara.  Here are some notes I took from the keynote speeches from Nathaniel Palmer, Jim Sinur, and Sandy Kemsley.

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