Posts Tagged "Tom Baeyens"

The Zero Code Hypothesis #bpmNEXT

Looking back at bpmNEXT, I’m already sifting and re-sifting through what I learned.  After taking a step back, I think we can characterize many of the sessions as targeting “making BPM easier”… but more specifically, there were a subset of

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Personal Process

Tom Baeyens recently wrote about Personal Workflow, painting his vision for how it works. I’m a big proponent of personal process.  The best software developers I have ever worked with have had strong personal software processes – a method to

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Effektif: Spelling it is Harder than Using it

Not too long ago, Tom Baeyens gave demonstrations of Effektif to myself and several other bloggers and analysts.  Sandy Kemsley and Neil Ward-Dutton did such a good job covering the release that I didn’t jump on the bandwagon right away.

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Activiti's take on BPM in the Cloud

I think this post by Activiti‘s Tom Baeyens reveals a blind-spot in the folks behind open source BPM tooling. To be clear: it isn’t a bad post, and I agree with his conclusions! Which are, summarized: “hosting traditional BPM engine

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Activiti 5.4 and Other News

Activiti strikes again with the release of 5.4.  They have had a drumbeat of releases since the original GA shipped (and even before, but who’s counting), and they’re at it yet again. I’m once again humbled by the great information

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Activiti's Approach to Unstructured

Very interesting post from Tom Baeyens on Activiti’s approach to ad-hoc processes and how that plays into their overall BPM strategy – as well as how it relates to BPMN2: The first step that we’re adding now to Activiti is

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Activiti 5

This isn’t a review of Activiti 5, per se – I haven’t had time to play with it enough to render a review.  This is a bit like my previous post on the subject, where I had time to download,

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Activiti Updates Galore

Lots of news on the Activiti front lately. First, Tom Baeyens has a list of what industry experts are saying about Activiti.  I was even mentioned in this summary – a sure way to get a mention in our blog

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Camunda and Activiti collaborate on Activiti Cycle

If I know Tom Baeyens, he’s pretty happy with this blog post announcing the collaboration of Activiti and Camunda on “Activiti Cycle”.  Previously, Camunda had announced Camunda Fox, a set of tools to help accelerate using open source software for

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BPMN 2 Recent Links

Surprised to run across this post the other day on the BlueWorks blog.  Not sure exactly what prompted the timing of it, but it is a good introduction to BPMN and why it exists. Meanwhile, Tom Baeyens has his first

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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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Mark Little on jBPM 4 Support

With all the hubbub about Activity, I have to admit I found Mark Little’s post about jBPM underwhelming.  After four rambling paragraphs about the historical ties between jBPM and the rest of jBoss (much like the pre-amble you hear right

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Will Open Source Software Meet the Challenge? Activiti Enters the Ring

When I worked for a BPM software vendor, I often told people that I wasn’t too worried about open source software because BPM is a different animal than many other software categories-  user experience is critical;  the problem-space is wide,

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A Career in #BPM Pays Off

Lest there be any doubt that BPM skills are in demand, Tom Baeyens has pointed out that SimplyHired stats claims the average jBPM salary in CA is US$114,000.  Not bad.  Lombardi BPM shows similar numbers.  It supports what we’ve been

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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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Tom Baeyens on jBPM 4.0

Tom’s blog is one of my favorite to keep track of, partly because he takes a fairly pure software engineering approach to the business problem of BPM.  It sounds ironic perhaps, that I would find this interesting, given that our

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