Zbigniew Misiak runs a poll every year in his blog BPM Tips about the BPM skills that are required. This year was a challenge for me, as I see a big change happening as we move from bespoke BPM application to transition ultimately to learning based applications. Find my response below. Continue reading
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
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
My notes from first day of bpmNEXT 2015, March 30. Continue reading
There is a continual ongoing debate on how best to express how people plan to work together. Earlier posts make the case that two-dimensional graphical languages are inappropriate for knowledge workers. Many argued against this saying that these languages are still useful for process specialists. However, for unpredictable work, the knowledge worker must directly do the process planning. This post addresses the question of whether we might be able to use two languages in one system: one for the knowledge workers, and one for the business analysts. Continue reading
Steve White gave a keynote speech at the BPM2012 conference this morning on the history and development of BPMN. He has been the driving force for BPMN from the beginning, chairing the development committee for many years, and he is still driving this forward today. He gave an excellent overview of the origins and development of the notations. My interest picked up when we started to talk about case management Continue reading
What is the role of two-dimensional process graphing for knowledge workers in Adaptive Case Management (ACM)? It is a given that an ACM system must support some form of process plan. This post explores how a knowledge worker might specify a process plan, what are the requirements on that means of specifying, and what technical training requirements exist for the workers who specify the processes. Continue reading