Category Archives: Workflow

Still think you need BPEL?

Fourteen years ago, IBM and Microsoft announced plans to introduce a new language called Business Process Execution Langauge (BPEL) to much fanfare and controversy.  This post takes a retrospective look at BPEL, how things have progressed, and ponders the point … Continue reading

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bpmNEXT – Day 1

My notes from first day of bpmNEXT 2015, March 30.

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BPM Poster

Here it is, the poster on the definition of BPM, with all the terms defined and explained!

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BPM2014 Keynote: Keith Swenson

I was honored to give the keynote on the second day of the BPM2014 conference, and promised to answer questions, so here are the slides and summary.

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Personal Assistants can connect a Doctor to a Specialist

In the previous post, I introduced a scenario for discussing personal assistants.  In this post, I explore how personal assistants are useful at a tool for connecting the primary care physician to the back care specialist.

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Should we focus on the negative?

The WfMC and many other who help have been trying to highlight the positive examples of both BPM and ACM by collecting use cases, judging the best, and publishing in compendia.  It was Socrates who said there is value in … Continue reading

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A Role by any other Name, is still a Role

Everyone knows what a role is.  It is obvious.  We talk about them all the time.  But every time I hear a programmer say the word “role” my ears pick up. The term is very often misused.  How, then, might … Continue reading

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