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Emergent Synthetic Process (ESP) is the Answer

I have written 6 posts explaining why a manually created business process models are simply not agile enough for today’s organizations.  What should we do instead?   Glad you asked.  A different approach I am calling Emergent Synthetic Processes avoids the … Continue reading

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Agreement Itself Holds Companies Back

In the last five posts I outlined five ways that business process models are dificient when it comes to automating work.  In this post I give a sixth, and quite possibly the most significant problem:  Agreement takes effort, and once … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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RPA / BPM Implementation Strategy

There is a broad misconception that RPA about “business process” by itself. I have heard people say that they were going to switch from BPM to RPA. That is strange because the capabilities are quite different. It makes sense to … 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 … Continue reading

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