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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No Model is a Good Model

During the presentations at the Workshop on Adaptive Case Management (ACM) on Monday, there was a growing question about the models: Not just how models should be constructed, but whether we should be using models at all. These ended up forming a major discussion at the end of the day, and even into the rest of the week, culminating with the final keynote questioning our obsession with models in BPM.  This is my take on the main positions in the debate. Continue reading

AdaptiveCM 2015 Workshop Summary

So much planning, so much anticipation, and now the 4th International Workshop on Adaptive Case Management and other non-workflow approaches to BPM is over after one marvelous day.  We had reserved some time at the end for a round table discussion, with some time in the morning to select topics.  The subject of ‘The Purpose and Value of Modeling for Knowledge Worker Support’ quickly emerged as the dominant concern, and ended up being the main discussion point.  Continue reading