About Boris Zinchenko

Boris G. Zinchenko, Ph.D, CTO of CaseAgile LLC, expert in integration of platforms and environments for enterprise modelling

Indicator of successful BPM

There exists one clear and exact measure of BPM efficiency in a company: labor productivity. There is also no space to wonder regarding its measurement: it is precisely calculated based on the surplus value taken from company’s books. Every CFO (or even an ordinary bookkeeper) routinely makes such calculations to produce balance sheets.
Labor productivity is […]

By |May 21st, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Process simulation in BPM

Process simulation is an essential productivity feature for any BPM software. The ability to watch a process running and quickly edit it before its deployment to production significantly simplifies and accelerates development of high quality processes.

Automatic testing of processes is equally important, but it cannot replace quality visualization in simulation. Simulation can be considered as […]

By |May 14th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

How to know that company needs BPM?

An evident need for BPM arises when a company already implemented sufficient amount of individual IT solutions, such as ECM, ERP, CRM, ETL, QAS etc, and is experiencing a growing demand for coordination and alignment among these tools and technologies.

Primary mission of BPM solution is metadata management, process governance and orchestration. Evidently, an organization must […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

How to Define Process?

Process is a manifestation of time.

Physical world has three spatial dimensions and distinct time dimension, along which it evolves. Digital world has an arbitrary multitude of dimensions, which represent various data contexts. But, whatever data types we consider, time still remains standalone and distinct because it describes unique dynamic dimension of change across all variety […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Required Features for any Case Management Platform

From BPM viewpoint, case management is primarily distinct as a crossing of multiple scattered and often standalone processes under umbrella of a single grouping factor manifested as a case. Efficient case management requires elaborate integration of processes, both vertically and horizontally, and transparent interaction of multiple execution systems having versatile operational principles, interfaces and metadata […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Projections of Enterprise Models

By groups I mean any internal or external users of BPM system. Of course, they can be members of organization or just clients or partners. Naturally, every such group requires own projection of an enterprise model for many reasons. Information disclosure, technical background and job functions are among primary motivators for distinction. Normally, it is […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Most Misunderstood Terms in BPM

In short, all terms in BPM are misunderstood. This misunderstanding objectively appears due to mixing enterprise contexts.

Being in the center of enterprise architecture and processes, BPM objectively appeals to versatile groups and enterprise divisions. Each of these groups has very specific terminology and vision of every model and term, which it routinely uses. It is […]

By |April 9th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Apple’s Acquisition of Workflow

Workflow as such looks merely a personal task management solution, rather than an enterprise grade BPM system. As such, the fact of its acquisition by Apple hardly changes much in BPM landscape and may look even not directly related to BPM topic.

However, on a wider scale, it has clear and wide going implications to BPM […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Decision Management in Healthcare

Decision management in healthcare and its relations to BPM is very interesting topic. There are at least two aspects complicating timely and precise decisions in medical field. First, it is objective complexity of medicine making it immensely difficult to deduce right decisions from available facts. Secondly, dispersed information and insufficient awareness of medical professional about […]

By |April 1st, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments

Petri Nets in BPM

Petri nets are a BPM notation. Unlike many other BPM notations, Petri nets have an exact mathematical definition of their execution semantics, with a well-developed mathematical theory for process analysis. For this reason, they are popular in academia. Probably for the same reason, they are rarely used in practical BPM modeling, apart from very specific […]

By |March 28th, 2017|Business Process Management|0 Comments