The afternoon of day 2 is starting (after a long lunch break):Decision modeling serviceOracle presented their decision modeling service, based on DMN, for extracting decision logic (for example from the process). After a quick introduction to DMN…
Starting day 2 of bpmNEXT. [Had to give my own presentation as well in this slot, and had to write this up afterwards, resulting in slightly shorter write ups.]Cloud architecture accelerating innovation in application developmentSalesforce showca…
Continuation of bpmNEXT impressions. Especially the BPM analyst panel was very interesting and spiked a lot of discussion !BPM Analyst Panel Maureen Fleming, Sandy Kemsley, Clay Richardson, Jim Sinur, Neil Ward-DuttonFrom the analyst point of vie…
Now in its fourth year, bpmNEXT is the definitive showcase of the next generation of Business Process Management software – including intelligent operations, the Internet of Things (IoT), case management, business decision management, and goal-directed processes.
bpmNEXT has consistently been the defining launch pad for the ideas and innovations surrounding technology-led business process innovation. Presentations are not case studies of past successes, but vision statements on where we need to go next.
This is no typical “how to” conference aimed at BPM newcomers. It is designed specifically for those already chest deep in BPM and wanting to get in early on the next generation of process innovation technology – touch it, see it, and influence it.
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Here’s a quick overview (from my point of view) about some of the key topics of the first half of day 1.
Bruce Silver and Nathaniel Palmer are kicking off, with an outlook for the next 5 year, how all companies (and he gave Tesla as a prime example) are becoming software companies, where there’s increasing focus on process and the battle for the end user is turning into a battle of easy-to-use UIs (not UI, but a combination of multiple different UIs).
Schroeder’s BPM revisited
Neil Ward-Dutton talked about digital transformation, as a digital thread that you have to weave globally across your entire organization (and even outside that boundary to customers) that focuses on decisions, agility, etc. There’s need for a platform to manage your knowledge efficiently. And BPM offers a lot of building blocks to achieve this, but maybe it’s time to think about rethinking / repackaging some of this to focus on the customer’s bigger picture.
Positioning Business Modeling
Panel: Clay Richardson, Denis Gagne, Kramer Reeves (Bruce Silver moderator)
BPM modeling can no longer be seen as something separate, as when talking about modeling there’s other areas like modeling cases, decisions, organizations, KPIs, etc. and they are all related. Is this ‘business modeling’ and how do we bring them together, how do we as vendors sell this story to analysts and customers?
- Incredible appetite from business analysts for building (almost any kind of) models to quickly prototype
- How do we measure ROI?
- BPM has operational automation benefits
- Is it about speed to market?
- Capturing knowledge in a standardized way (for long-term sustainability)
- Is the BPM approach sustainable? Can we keep adding more models / adding more capabilities as minimal requirements to BPM products?
- Aren’t some models throw-away (high-level communication vehicles rather than operational model)?
Panel: Pramod Sachdeva, Scott Francis, Jonathan Sapir (Nathaniel Palmer moderator)
How, from a customer’s point of view, is the market changing? What are customers looking for?
- Customers are looking for much more than just a process, they are looking for complete solutions.
- Is BPM shifting, or are the applications that we are building with BPM shifting? Are BPM products growing or are they becoming part of a bigger ecosystem?
- Can we get end users more involved? Can everyone (end users, developers, QE, etc.) each participate at their level? What is preventing this, as this isn’t purely a technological issue.
- What skillsets are required when looking for business analysts or IT to be involved in such an effort?
- We need to be realistic about what end users can change, by constraining what they can change we might be able to allow them to do so. For example by extracting decision logic in rules (that could be updated).
- We want to give users a low-code environment where they can take control.
The jBPM 6.4.0.Final release is now available. It brings a new look and feel and a select set of features, some extremely powerful like advanced query capabilities or A highlight of some of the most important changes is added below, full details …
I just finished my presentation at Devoxx this year, on process-driven applications. The conference is a lot of fun, with a big Red Hat presence, talking about JBoss Middleware, OpenShift, Red Hat Developer program and a lot more.It wasn’t the re…
Even the simplest application ideas always end up requiring more development than you hoped for: maintaining long-lived state, interaction with other services or human actors performing some of the work, showing current status of ongoing requests, management and reporting, etc. Business processes and rules allow you to externalize some of that logic and dynamically update it, but you don’t want your business process management (BPM) system to get in your way either. And every application is different, so you want to be able to fully control every bit of it.
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Next week the Drools & jBPM engineering team is having a team meeting in Barcelona, and we would like to give the local community the opportunity to meet the team and get an overview of what is there and where we’re going !We’re therefore giving a …
jBPM 6.3.0.Final has been released !In this release we focused on bringing a bunch of (typically smaller but powerful) features that our users were asking for. A quick highlight is added below, but full details can be found in the release notes.T…
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