Category Archive for "BPMN 2.0"

BPMN Interchange

BPMN Interchange has been the promised land for BPMN enthusiasts for a long time.  Neil Ward-Dutton has an update from a recent OMG technical meeting in Berlin, where a live-streamed demonstration of interchange was carried out – perhaps the second

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Blueworks Live Best Practices

This post is from Krista White, co-author of our new guide to BP3’s Blueworks Live Best Practices posted below. Krista also works on Neches and the Brazos suite. Over the last few years I’ve noticed an increase in the volume

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BPMN as Font

I’ve speculated before that BPMN icons might have originally been designed to be hand-drawn (most of the BPMN 1.0 icons I can draw without lifting marker from white board).  Now there’s a font for BPMN, for those who want to

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Joins and IBM BPM – Diving Deeper

[Editor’s note: This is another guest-post from Andrew Paier, our Director of BP Labs at BP3.  In this post he’s examining how Joins work in IBM BPM.  There’s quite a bit of material available online about how Joins should work

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Kemsley Covers Activiti BPM Updates

Sandy Kemsley’s Column 2 blog has an update covering new functionality, and new partners, with Activiti BPM: I had a briefing on the latest version of Alfresco’s Activiti BPM a couple of months back, but decided to wait until the

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What’s Complicated

As I go through my notes from bpmNEXT, I keep finding little gems that I want to share.  Like the note I wrote myself- that Germans love David Hasselhoff… and BPMN, after watching a series of great presentations reflecting serious

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#bpmNEXT – BPM Crossing the Chasm?

I flew up with Ivan Kornienko to the Asilomar conference facility in California on Tuesday – for the brand-new bpmNEXT conference.  The conference, as you may know, is hosted by Nathaniel Palmer and Bruce Silver. We started out in style

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Picking at the Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for iBPMS, part 2

I thought we could spend another post picking at the Magic Quadrant further – both where it might be right (and why), and where it might be too optimistic or pessimistic. Looking at the vendors outside of the three Vendors

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IBM Fulfilling BPMN 2.0 Promises?

Bruce Silver reports that IBM is following through on its promises with respect to BPMN 2.0 in its next release, IBM BPM 7.5.1, which ships this week. Not that IBM is covering EVERY corner of BPMN 2.0, but it is

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Carrying the BPMN Interchange Torch

Bruce Silver is still carrying the torch for BPMN2 interchange – thank goodness someone is- and has yet another update to explain the ins and outs of “valid” models. That means an interoperability validation tool needs to test, in addition

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ebizQ Revisits BPMN 2.0

I was surprised to find this piece on ebizQ, covering the “emerging star of business process modeling“, BPMN 2.0.  BPM and BPMN get a lot of coverage in the forums on ebizQ, but don’t as often show up as topics

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Bruce Silver's BPMN2 Interchange Update

Bruce has been writing about BPMN2 model interchange for some time, and I’m a fan of the work he’s doing in this regard, and the light he’s shining on lack of vendor effort. Here’s his latest take on the status

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Anatoly on Signal Events

If you don’t know much about Signal events in BPMN2, read Anatoly’s blog post on the subject: In order to make the diagram work we must limit the signal propagation somehow. How it can be done? The first thing that

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63 Types of Events

Paul Vincent on BPMN 2 events (all 63 types of them) : OK, “63 types of event” needs a bit of explanation (and justification). These consist of: 13 main event types: untyped, message, timer, escalation, conditional, link, error, cancel, compensation,

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BPMN = Death to your Process?

Antiamba’s Ligurio says that “BPMN can bring death to your process“: The problem lies that BPMN is so complex to implement, that people made some workarounds, simplifying process maps. If a business process needs to be mapped (some don’t like

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Universal Translators, Open Source, and BPMN 2

Bruce Silver has recently posted his latest efforts to perform BPMN model interchange.  It has been a recurring theme on his blog, BPMN 2.0 and its potential for interchange, as well as XPDL’s capacity for interchange.  Recently Bruce went on

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I See Business Professionals… Using BPMN

So Jim Sinur really opened a can of worms the other day with his missive on BPMN, literally calling for it to burn baby burn – nothing like a gentle start like that to initiate a moderate discussion of the

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August 2010 Blueprint Update

IBM has put out the latest BPM Blueprint update today.  It isn’t the most exciting update they’ve ever made to Blueprint, but of course I’d rather see incremental and frequent updates than one big overhaul for a service like this. 

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A Word on the Meaning of Patterns

Dr. Stein of Aris has a blog about workflow patterns in BPMN2: “In many areas, patterns are used to codify best practices. A pattern describes a solution for a problem. Originally, patterns were used in architecture to describe architectural design

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BPMN 2 Examples Courtesy of Camunda

BPM Guide has some examples of BPMN 2.0 diagrams, on the heels of Stephen White’s blog post that the BPMN 2.0 spec has been ratified by OMG.  Thanks to Jakob Freund for publishing them.There are a couple of key points

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Alfresco/Activity Contributing to BPMN 2 Effort

Tom Baeyens writes: We’re very committed to BPMN 2.0. In fact, we’re aiming to build the #1 BPMN 2.0 process engine and deliver the full BPM Suite components, all available as open source. Glad to hear it – I’m sure

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BPMN 2.0 Interoperability at Risk

Bruce Silver writes: I failed, but Robert Shapiro has carried that effort forward in the Finalization Task Force phase, and today he succeeded in getting it on the ballot.  You can see the proposal here. What that means is that

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Tom Baeyens on Blending Process and Rules

Tom continues to update the world with jBPM updates – in this case, using jBPM 4 and Drools to blend process and rules. His updates definitely play to the technical audience rather than the business – but I don’t find

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jBPM supporting BPMN2

Pretty interesting update from Joram Barrez on jBPM – looks like it now supports BPMN2.0. (or, more accurately, it will come January 1st). Its a pretty interesting look under the hood of one of the top open-source solutions in the

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Lombardi Blueprint Embraces XPDL

I’ve been a skeptic of XPDL as the pre-eminent format for BPMN-drawn Models, but I’ve also been encouraged by Keith Swenson’s efforts to prove that it could be the de facto standard for BPMN model exchanging. But it looks like

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Recap of Robert Shapiro on BPMN 2.0

Sandy Kemsley posted a good recap of a webinar on BPMN 2.0 by Robert Shapiro.  Its a good writeup, and must have been a pretty good webinar. Another link from Sandy – I’m not sure how I feel about this

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Bruce Silver's 5 things left out of BPMN 2.0

Bruce previously had a good post on the 5 things to like most about BPMN 2.  Now he’s back with the 5 things that were left out that might be the most disappointing.  Perhaps disheartening, but not completely surprising, given

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Bruce Silver's take on BPMN 2.0

Bruce Silver has a nice article on BPMInstitute.org about the 5 things to like about BPMN 2.0 (he doesn’t discuss the 5 things not to like – perhaps material for a future post?!). OMG votes on the proposal in June,

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A BPMN 2.0 Update from Bruce Silver

Bruce Silver put an update on the BPMN 2.0 specification he’s been participating in, and how its progressing. He pointed out a couple things that I happen to agree with, and if you do too, probably pays to be commenting

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