Jakob Freund of Camunda debunks the notion that BPMN doesn't work, after detailing a good story about deploying a BPM project with a German manufacturer:
So why do I tell you all this, apart from soliciting our stuff? . It?s just that I have recently read some blog posts, articles etc. about BPMN, following discussions or even (wannabe) ?flame wars?, that deny BPMN?s capabilities to serve as an improvement for business-it-communication. But most of those authors do not seem to have any real project experience with BPMN. Well, maybe I am wrong. I just thought I should tell the world that there are enough people out there who do not have any programming skills at all, but use BPMN the way it is meant to be used, and it works.
So BPMN is no silver bullet, and must be improved, I totally agree with that. But it is a step in the right direction that we should benefit from instead of asking for the business-it-silver-bullet that cannot become reality anyway. Sometimes I think we ask for magic solutions and then moan about getting fooled by vendors?
I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you, Jakob, for sharing with us-