Update on DMN TCK

Last year we started the Decision Model & Notation Technical Compatibility Kit (DMN-TCK) working group.  A lot has happened since the last time I wrote about this, so let me give you an update. Continue reading

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Blogging Platforms

Today I am pretty frustrated by WordPress so I am going to vent a bit.  10 years ago I picked it as the platform to start my first blog on, and here you have it: I still here.  Yet I have seen so many problems in recent days I will be looking for an alternative platform. Continue reading

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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 of it all. Continue reading

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A Strange FEELing about Dates

The new expression language for Decision Model and Notation standard is called the Friendly Enough Expression Language (FEEL).  Over all it is a credible offering, and one that is much needed in decision modeling where no specific grammar has emerged as the standard.   But I found the handling of date and time values a bit odd. Continue reading

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Complex Project Delay

I run large complex software projects.  A naive understanding of complex project management can be more dangerous than not knowing anything about it.  This is a recent experience. Continue reading

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Initial DMN Test Results

The initial Decision Model Notation TCK test results are in!   The web site is up showing the results from three vendors. Continue reading

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bpmNEXT Keynotes

Talks by Nathaniel Palmer, Jim Sinur, Neil Ward-Dutton, Clay Richardson kick off this bell weather event in the process industry.  The big theme is digital transformation. Continue reading

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