And CMMN as Well

We knew that BPMN needed fixing, but CMMN didn’t fix it enough.  This is another installment in the series on how we need to move beyond process models for automating work.  The last post pointed to limitations in BPMN, and this post covers CMMN.

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How BPMN Misses the Target

One bright hope for business process modeling, developed between 2003 and 2010, was the standard known as Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). This would be the way to model businesses!  But today, most people use a simple flowchart in everyday use.  Why is that?

Just this week I received an email from a professor in Germany with some process models and with the apology: “Sorry, these are not in BPMN or any formal notation.”   Well, they usually aren’t and it is time to start asking they question: why? Continue reading

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Models and Organizations Don’t Mix

This another installment in the series pointing out the problems with using a hand-drawn business process model.  The last post was how a business process model fails in the promise to be easier than programming.  Even if you get past that issue, and hire programmers to make the models, a static model is not really suitable for a human organization anyway. Continue reading

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Time to Stop Using Business Process Models

Whew!  It has been a few months since my last post in October on my way to the EDOC conference in Stockholm.  Presentations and papers went very well there, and I have been working on an entirely new concept.  It all centers around realizing that having to tie an organization down to a fixed, manually drawn process is the main problem.   Instead, a completely new approach is needed for supporting business processes: Emergent Synthetic Processes.

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Adaptive Case Meeting in Copenhagen

I will be participating in this presentation / discussion of new trends in Adaptive Case Management and other support for knowledge workers in Copenhagen on Oct 12.   Morten Marquard will show the latest developments in DSR graphs, Thomas Hildebrandt will talk about their EcoKnow project, and I will be introducing the new subject of “Emergent Synthetic Processes”.

The meeting will be in English.  There will be lots of time for questions and answers. It should be a very good discussion, so if you are in the area, I hope you can make it.

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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

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