Industry Templates and Process Re-use

In most BPM RFP’s there is a request for access to industry templates to allow for re-use and to get a head start.  Most BPM vendors have some offering.  The question is: are these of any value at all?

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What if the new Standard breaks the old tests?

Would you release a product to the public before you run the tests?  Whether you are manufacturing, or software, or agriculture, or anything, if you have a set of tests, you would run the tests before providing the final product to the pubic.  Makes sense, right?  The world of technology standards is different. Continue reading

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

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

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