Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mobile Experience in BPM

By |January 29th, 2017|

Mobile experience is one of the most important factors, which incredibly extended BPM scope. Mobile devices have broken traditional BPM borders and made process actors mobile in literal sense enabling them to go outside of traditional office environments and desktops. This is even truer for mobile AI business units emerging with IoT. Mobile capabilities merge […]

Decision Management Notation (DMN) and future of BPM

By |January 26th, 2017|

I admire DMN for elegance and clarity, even apart from bright prospects on compatibility of execution. This apparent clarity is not accidental. There exists deeply rooted and not justified prejudice about BPM as a world of diagrams. However, BPM is a world of processes, and processes are not always best viewed as diagrams.

Graphs, which serve […]

Difference between digital processes and regular processes

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Digital processes differ from regular processes in methodology and metadata. Every business domain has own set of fundamental process elements and their relations. In case of regular processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) human-centric. In case of digital processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) machine-centric. The border between two […]

Next round of standardization in BPM

By |January 20th, 2017|

BPM industry exists for establishment and implementation of standards in the area of business processes. Standards are key instruments of BPM in implementation of its mission to formalize and improve business processes. BPM is dedicated to development and maintenance of standards. All history of BPM consists of evolution of standards. This is a continuous process.

Originally, […]

Importance of standards in smooth BPM implementation

By |January 18th, 2017|

Approaching a client with a suggestion to move all processes at once to another system, even in all respects superior to existing, is practically impossible without severe disruptions in existing processes.

However, having a number of structured and unstructured client processes, forms and workflows, it is always possible to run automatic or semi-automatic process discovery, which […]

Role of processes in digital business

By |January 15th, 2017|

By definition, digital business is based on computers, digital devices and digitally managed systems, such as auto driven cars, drones, industrial equipment and IoT. All these systems contain digital processors, which execute processes in forms of commands and programs. Therefore, digital business, at least on a low level, entirely consists of processes. Digital business exists […]

AI impact on BPM

By |January 12th, 2017|

One crucial and often underestimated impact of AI on all business environments is recent development of autonomous robotics, which moved robots from narrow industrial segment to mass consumer market. With computing power of an average smartphone exceeding capacities of supercomputers just few years ago, this increasing population of artificial brains just awaits engineers to give […]

Executable processes

By |January 10th, 2017|

Some processes are executable, some – not, simply by definition. Moreover, it is unlikely that any single system will be ever capable to host and run all processes of a company. Even such giants as SAP do not come even close to this. Success of a BPM platform is ultimately defined by its standardization and […]

BPMN popularity over years

By |January 6th, 2017|

According to Google trends, popularity of BPMN steadily grew from 2004 to 2008 and remains on roughly same level over all past decade. It is hard to tell, if it will decrease or rise in future but, objectively, at the moment nothing indicates BPMN’s demise in public sentiments. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.

BPMN role in adoption of BPM

By |January 3rd, 2017|

BPMN has played and plays very positive role in popularization of BPM in general and its wider adoption. As any practical and democratic movement, often far from academia, BPMN is used by many companies to solve their practical BPM problems. This natural usage alone should result in a gradual evolution of BPMN where it will […]