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Gone South

By | December 17th, 2012|Uncategorized|

I've been offline for about a month due to a change of location.  After 15 years among the calming redwoods of Santa Cruz, I've pulled up stakes and moved home and office to the devil's own playground of Southern California.  I used to be able to hear the whir of the hummingbirds.  Now it's the [...]

Site URL Changed

By | May 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I apologize for the inconvenience, but after a few months of difficulty rooting out a hack to my BPMS Watch site, I had to rebuild it on another host.  Since I use BPMS Watch as my main website now, I changed the URL to www.methodandstyle.com instead of www.methodandstyle.com/wordpress.  Maybe not the best idea, since bookmarked [...]

Surprising Results on BPMN Self-Test

By | January 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I am a little surprised at the scores on my BPMN self-test.  Ten questions, four diagrams each, one of which is the correct answer.  The scenarios are typical from real-world processes, and most of the patterns should be used routinely in process models.  A couple of questions are a little hard, but I would have [...]

Next Steps For Case Management?

By | July 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|

I'm trying to decipher Cordys chief strategist Jon Pyke's post today on the case management proposal at OMG.  It's hard to tell what he's saying, but I gather things did not go well in Costa Rica.  I could have told him that, based on the bmi thread beforehand.  He casts as the villain "analysts and consultants [...]

A Standard for Case Management?

By | June 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|

The vote on BPMN 2.0 is not the only thing on the agenda at next week's OMG meeting in Costa Rica. There is also the release of an RFP for a new Case Management standard, authored by Henk de Man of Cordys. Response to the announcement of same on OMG's BMI mailing list has been [...]

Reframing the BPMN vs BPEL Debate

By | February 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|

Haven't we beaten this to death yet?  Apparently not, if Keith Swenson and Boris Lublinsky have anything to say about it.  The discussion is leading nowhere.  Boris inadvertently sums up the pointlessness of it in his conclusion: The confusion about BPEL and BPM in general seems to keep growing in the industry. There is still [...]

Bring Back the Old Think Tank

By | October 6th, 2008|Uncategorized|

I'm at the annual OMG BPM Think Tank event in Chicago and, to be perfectly honest, it isn't working any more.   This used to be my favorite BPM event, an industry insider deal, just vendors and consultants - no users - talking about standards and how to move BPM forward as an "industry."   You had [...]

BPM and CEP

By | October 4th, 2008|Uncategorized|

I rarely disagree with Ismael, but I think his latest piece, in which he argues that a BPMS is the "right" way to build a Complex Event Processing (CEP) platform, is a little off base.   All first-tier BPMS platforms today, not just those based on BPEL, can listen for events to instantiate a process, resume a [...]

Intalio Day 1 – Coghead

By | June 18th, 2008|Uncategorized|

The most interesting keynote at the Intalio User Conference was by Greg Olson, founder of Coghead, a BPM-in-the-cloud service that uses Intalio as the process engine under the covers.  Coghead bills itself as a next-generation platform for situational apps, such as built today on Excel, Access, or FileMaker.  Instead of professional developers, Coghead targets independent web [...]

Oracle-BEA: All To Be Revealed July 1

By | June 12th, 2008|Uncategorized|

A lot of speculation about the fate of BPM and other BEA goodies after what Sandy calls "the Borg" has its way with them.  Oracle will reveal all in a public webcast on July 1 at 9am PT/noon ET.  To the analysts they wrote: On July 1st at Noon EDT/9:00 am PDT/5:00 pm in London, [...]