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What BPM can learn from a Spreadsheet

Business office workers will never program software! – or will they? There is an interesting tension in the undercurrents of the high-tech industry. On one side you have vendors that make bold statements about the productivity that will result because … Continue reading

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BPM Philosophy, not Technology

Found another interesting and thoughtful discussion of terminology: Workflow or Process Management. I like the six sided cube analogy, and I agree that BPM includes all those aspects. In this view again “workflow” is equated with the human dimension. The … Continue reading

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Office Automation 25 Years Later

At the last WfMC committee meeting, we were honored by a visit from Skip Ellis, a luminary in the field for 25 years. Huh? I hear some of you exclaim. There wasn’t any BPM 25 years ago! Let me explain. … Continue reading

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Throw Out the Diagram?

I ran a “Round Table” at the BPM ThinkTank on the subject of BPMN and XPDL. There always is the question: “Why not use BPEL?” Then I explain how XPDL holds the graphical layout, the X & Y coordinates, the … Continue reading

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Publications

Articles & Papers Access Lists at [Google Scholar] and [DBLP] ~ 2013 ~ Keith D Swenson, “Designing for an Innovative Learning Organization“, EDOC 2013, Vancouver, Canada, September 2013 (PDF) Keith D Swenson, “Avoiding Fragility in Innovative Learning Organizations“, Intelligent BPM, … Continue reading

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“Workflow” is Back

I think the term "Workflow" is back. Not that it ever went away. It is just that it has been such a pejorative word. The most common reason given for the difference between "Workflow" and "BPM" was: Workflow is that … Continue reading

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BPM ThinkTank

Last year’s BPM ThinkTank was the meeting place for all the BPM gurus in the industry, and this year promises to be just as good. A plug for BPM ThinkTank from Sandy Kemsley. Another vote for BPM Think Tank from … Continue reading

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