The First IBM BPM v8 Deployment

  • August 17, 2012
  • Scott

Like everyone else at Impact, we were excited about the announcement of IBM BPM v8.0.  We’ve been looking forward to get a project live on v8 ever since it came out.

And now, BP3 is proud to announce what we believe is the first production solution based on IBM’s Business Process Manager version 8.0, including ADA-compliant coaches (UIs).  The State of Texas was looking for a solution to help the Texas Education Agency with a solution to manage class waivers in a more transparent fashion. The project had an aggressive timeline – 3.5 months – and required the process application to be in place prior to the beginning of the 2012-2013 public school year, a hard deadline. We worked with TEA from definition through deployment to achieve the desired business outcome which came in on-time and on-budget. As of today, the new IBM BPM v8 solution for TEA is in production.

Obviously to get a release out this fast requires an agile approach, with frequent playbacks to the stakeholders.  And it requires compromises between scope and cost and timelines.  You can’t get this done without partners in the development process.  It has been a great experience to work with the State of Texas and IBM, both of whom were very supportive of the project.

We’re looking forward to taking more IBM BPM 8.0 solutions to production in the near future.

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