I heard a funny rumor today: someone heard that the OMG was buying the WfMC in order to put an end to XPDL. I am sure the OMG folks find this just as amusing as the WfMC members do. And I can assure you that no such thing is happening, probably more due to OMG unwillingness to shell out the money than WfMC unwillingness to accept the cash.
It has been a long while since I have made an entry here. We have all been busy, but now that the holiday season is over, there are more serious subjects to attend to.
On Feb 5, 2007, we are holding yet another WfMC Workflow Tutorial Day to be held here in Silicon Valley. How ironic it is that this is the first time in North America! We developed this material last summer, and presented it in September in Mainz Germany, and then in October in Tokyo, and November in Taipei and Singapore. There were sellout crowds at every event — which, to be honest, being a highly technical topic, is a much smaller audience than a rock concert. Now, with the material honed by the rigors of the road, we are bringing the show home where it all began so many year ago. OK, it began a lot of other places as well. Still, it is a day long event discussing existing BPM and workfow standards, and how they relate to BPM technology today. It is a must for those serious about making their business operations more efficient. More information is available at: http://www.wfmc.org/events/BPM_in_practice.htm and you can get the PDF brochure at http://www.wfmc.org/images/BPM_in_Practice07.pdf.
Hope to see you there.