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
Tag Archives: SOA
Podcast about Robust BPM
Peter Schoof interviewed me last week on the subject of robust BPM. (Thanks Peter!) This had been the basis of a talk I gave in Montreal at the Workshop on Methodologies for Robustness Injection into Business Processes. It is a quick 15 minute summary:
Robust BPM: Keith Swenson Explains How to Build Processes That Last
Smart Process Apps result from SOA Stratification
Hopefully you have heard the term “Smart Process Apps” (SPA) attributed to Forrester Research. What is it? Is it just marketing hype? It is something real to be concerned about? Here is an explanation I have given that seems to resonate with people. Continue reading
BPM and SOA — Different Sides of the Same Coin
Here is a link to a podcast inteview on the subject of BPM and SOA — Different Sides of the Same Coin addressing these questions:
- What new developments in the BPM space should companies be looking out for in the next 12 months?
- Increasingly, I’ve been hearing the words BPM and SOA used together a lot. How come?
- What are your thoughts on BPM Centers of Excellence? Do they or can they make a difference?
BPM Standards Session in NYC
I will be speaking at SOA World Conference & Expo, June 23-24, in New York City on the subject of “Making Sense of the BPM & SOA Standards Alphabet Soup“.
Here is the description: What is BPEL? What is XPDL? How are they different? What is the best use for each? Continue reading
BPM Philosophy, not Technology
Found another interesting and thoughtful discussion of terminology: Workflow or Process Management. I like the six sided cube analogy, and I agree that BPM includes all those aspects. In this view again “workflow” is equated with the human dimension. The only critique I have of the post is: once you include all 6 facets, is there anything in the technical universe that is NOT BPM? Continue reading