Archive for the ‘Business Process Management’ Tag

Surveys Reflect on “The State of BPM in 2008”

In the past couple of weeks, two major reports on “The State of BPM in 2008” were published. The first one was based on a survey filled by 274 respondents and published by BPTrends.com. The second one was based on analyst reports, articles and a survey of customers and was published by BEA…BPTrends reports that a wide variety of process standards are being used by the respondents. BPMN shows the strongest momentum with 41% (from 22% in 2006) and BPEL showing a modest progression with 26% (from 23% in 2006). XPDL (6%) and the OMG Process Metamodel (7%) are far behind while UML (30%) and CMM/CMMI (28%) remain fairly stable.See the complete article by Jean-Jacques Dubray in InfoQ.
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Process Component Models: The Next Generation In Workflow ?

Tom Baeyens, founder of JBoss jBPM gives his view of the state of the BPM / workflow market and introduces a new type of workflow technology called process component models.

This article arguments that the gap between the analysis and the implementation of business processes is far bigger then the marketing of today’s workflow tools might suggest. Also it will propose a much more realistic way of dealing with this situation. The current standards and initiatives will be explained with enough depth so that you can see how they relate to the movements and why.

At the end, a new type of workflow technology is introduced called process component model. This type of framework can handle multiple process languages and it can support process languages that better support the transition from analysis process diagrams to executable processes.

This article is orgnised as follows:

– What is BPEL
     – Thoughts and comments on BPEL
     – BPEL extensions
– BPMN
     – What is BPMN
     – Analysis versus execution
     – Process development process
     – Modelling details
     – Mappings and mismatches
– Other BPM technologies
     – XPDL
     – BPDM
     – jPDL
– Choreography
– Process component models
– Implications of this new approach

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