Queensland University of Technology is doing a survey on BPMN Usage. Anyone that uses BPMN to create process models for whatever purpose is welcome and encouraged to participate. These guy in general are doing a lot of good work for BPM, so I assume this is another worthwhile endeavor. Here is the info:
BPMN is gaining momentum in practitioner communities, up to a point that even those vendors who were initially reluctant to adopt it, can no longer completely ignore it. But what exactly are the factors that drive this acceptance? How satisfied are end users of BPMN with the notation? Do user experiences on BPMN match those by BPA tool vendors?
Jan Recker from the BPM Research Group at Queensland University of Technology is undertaking a worldwide survey on the use of BPMN by process modellers to shed light into this question. You can help Jan by completing the survey available here:
The best way to contact Jan is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next BPM event will be happening May 21 through 24 in the Washington DC area at the Transformations and Innovation conference.
It starts with one day workshop on May 21 on “BPM in Practice: Understanding and Implementing Workflow and Business Process Management” given by key members of WfMC. To be covered are:
- BPM 101
- BPM and Enterprise Architecture
- Human BPM compared to EAI Processes
- Business Process Analytics
- BPMN overview
- XPDL overview
- BPEL overview
- Wf-XML overview
- Summary and open questions
It is designed to be a comprehensive overview of the BPM space for those new to the subject and wanting to get their bearings, and also for those familiar with the subject who want to big a bit deeper through direct interactions with the people who have been working on the standards. See the brochure.
Also BPM Focus will be there with a session on Enterprise Architecture.
I just got my copy of the 2007 issue of the Workflow Handbook, and this looks to be the best issue yet.