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DMN and BPMN: Common Motivation, Different Outcome?

By | January 3rd, 2017|BPMN, DMN|

With the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, the Object Management Group (OMG) is hoping to replicate its signature success story, BPMN.  Unlike most OMG standards, both BPMN and DMN are purportedly aimed at business users rather than developers and architects.  Business users are notoriously averse to standards, so BPMN’s achievement of high business user [...]

Routing Decisions and the DMN Method

By | March 15th, 2016|BPMN, DMN|

In my book DMN Method and Style I find some fault with both The Decision Model (TDM) and the Lending example in the DMN 1.1 spec for delegating definition of a multi-step business decision to a BPMN process model instead of to where it rightfully belongs, a DMN decision model.  To me, determining something like  [...]

Process-Driven Applications: A New Approach to Executable BPMN

By | March 18th, 2015|BPMN, BPMS|

One of the singular successes of BPM technology is a common language - BPMN - used both for process modeling and executable design.  At least in theory....   In reality, the BPMN created by the business analyst to represent the business requirements for implementation often bears little resemblance to the BPMN created by the BPMS [...]

BPM at IBM InterConnect

By | February 26th, 2015|BPMN, BPMS|

It would be unfair to say there was absolutely nothing on BPM at IBM's InterConnect conference, which took place this week in Las Vegas... but it would not be far from the truth. InterConnect is the supposed successor to IBM's annual Impact middleware event where "Smarter Process" - IBM's term for BPM and decision management [...]

BPMN Explained – Part 2

By | October 15th, 2014|BPMN|

Yesterday I tried to explain BPMN to those who don't know what it is.  OK, they are probably saying, if BPMN is so great, why do I hear these complaints about it?  Yes, that's a good question. First, you need to understand exactly who is complaining.  If it's a legacy tool vendor wedded to their [...]

BPMN Explained

By | October 14th, 2014|BPMN|

On Twitter someone posted to me: "Have you ever seen a short overview of BPMN that makes sense to people who have never heard of it?"  Hmmm... Probably not.  So here is my attempt. Business Process Modeling Notation, or BPMN, is a process diagramming language.  It describes, in a picture, the steps in a business [...]

Visualizing Responsive Processes

By | May 23rd, 2014|BPMN|

Merging BPMN and CMMN standards in OMG is, for the moment at least, a dead issue.  The question remains how best to visually represent logic formerly known as case management, which I will henceforth refer to as responsive processes.  Responsive processes are driven forward by events (including ad-hoc user action) and conditions, rather than by [...]

Method and Style Wizard Generates BPMN Automatically

By | May 20th, 2014|BPMN, bpmnPRO|

itp commerce has just released a new BPMN Method and Style wizard that automatically creates well-structured BPMN from a simple interview.  In my BPMN training, the "Method" is the hardest part because it asks students to describe the process top-down and abstractly, as opposed to the bottom-up "what came next?" format of the SME fact-finding.  [...]

BPMN and CMMN Compared

By | May 14th, 2014|BPMN|

IBM's presentation at bpmNEXT of their implementation of case management inside of BPMN (and their subsequent launch of same at Impact) inspired Paul Harmon to start a lively thread on BPTrends on whether BPMN and CMMN should be merged.  To me the answer is an obvious "yes," but I doubt it will happen anytime soon.  [...]

Details on BPMN Master Class

By | May 6th, 2014|BPMN|

Details of my BPMN Master Class on June 2 and 9 have now been finalized.  If you know BPMN Method and Style and you want to take the next step, this class is for you! The class is split into two 5-hour sessions one week apart, so students will have time to complete problem sets [...]