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.
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.
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
bpmNEXT is 2 and half days of intense examination and evaluation of the leading trends in the business process community, and Decision Modeling Notation was clearly highlighted this year. Continue reading
We talk about something called a “Role”. We all know what it means — or do we? There are a number of meanings to this term, and there is a kind of sleight-of-hand which is used to sometimes trick the unwary. Here I expose some of that trickery. Continue reading
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
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