Archive for October, 2008

Good Presentation on Mixing Rules and Processes

Sandy has posted a pretty good presentation on mixing rules and process, which pretty well captures how I feel about the subject.  I’ve never understood why the rules-vendors out there try to model the process using rules.  On the flip

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Compliance for the BPMN Specification… Shooting the Moon?

There has been a flurry of discussion around compliance for BPMN specifications, particularly on Bruce Silver’s blog, and with additional commentary from Ismael’s blog. Bruce makes some great points about why BPMN is catching on in the marketplace.  It is

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Petri-Nets and Pi-Calculus… where’s the B in BPMN?

Recently there has been quite an interesting discussion around Pi Calculus vs. Petri-Nets, and between BPEL and other implementations of BPMN.  The real discussion thread (consolidated place to read) is here.  The start of this discussion appears to be Ismael’s

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Is IT Killing your BPM Success?

I find it ironic that it’s often the IT department that pushes for and obtains a BPM solution. Again, it’s the IT department that spawns the first BPM evangelists in the enterprise and sets out to internalize and deploy BPM

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11 Steps to Determining How to Source your BPM

Gartner published an article about the lack of skills needed to implement Business Processes, as well as 11 steps to take to determine whether you should source your BPM projects internally or externally. As an early colleague of mine used

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Good Article on SearchCIO

Good article on SearchCIO.com last week. The first paragraph points out the challenges:  lack of internal resources, and internal politics.  The second paragraph brings up another: complexity.  Of course the article goes on to point out that the challenges are

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Lijit Searching

We added the Lijit (prounounced like “legit”) search widget (or “Wijit” using Lijit terminology) to our blog.  We tried it out in “beta” by putting it toward the bottom of the page but after using it for a while I

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Program or Process: How do you decide?

A business unit commissions a solution that involves people, decision points, multiple paths and real-time visibility. Sounds like a business process, right? Sounds like a perfect fit for Business Process Management; more specifically, a BPMN rendering and a BPMS tool

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Is Better Governance a Solution to BPM Adoption?

Phil Gilbert gave the keynote for Day 2 of the OMG BPM ThinkTank 2008 conference.  Using a combination of facts and humor, Phil made a great case for community governance intellectual property, to be developed in the near future (fall

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BPM for Users, or BPM for Developers? BPM for all?

Recently I’ve been reading and talking to some folks outside of BP3 about where BPM is going.  There’s a movement toward SaaS.  There’s been an attempt to provide “BPM to the Business” – directly letting business users configure or build

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Six Barriers to BPM Adoption in the Enterprise

Round Table sessions at the conference didn’t go as expected due to the turnout.  At our new, combined table, we discarded the prescribed topics and chose our own:  talking about the barriers to successful BPM adoption.  Our table, by chance,

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OMG ThinkTank Keynote 1: Economics of BPM

Jim Sinur, VP at Gartner, gave a talk in the morning session about the economics of Business Process (or BPM).  The basic contention was that BPM is something that will do well in up markets, and well in down markets. 

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OMG BPM ThinkTank 2008

Well, Lance and I are here at ThinkTank 2008.  Looking forward to the sessions.  Its a rare opportunity to step back from the daily rush of work and deadlines and think about where you’ve been and where things are going. 

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Ismael’s Advice to Competitors: Use our BPEL Engine!

Thanks to Sandy’s blog post, I’ve once again been pointed to an interesting post in a blog I didn’t have in my Google reader (I’ve now added it!  thanks again Sandy!), in which Ismael Ghalimi gives unsolicited advice to the

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