Archives for July 2005

Business Rules

Business Rules The relationship between business rule systems and business process modeling methods is complex and can be confusing. Most companies are interested in both approaches and are trying to figure out how to integrate business rules and process-based approaches.

The OMG-BPMI Merger

The OMG-BPMI Merger The Object Management Group (OMG) and the Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI.org) have merged and are working out the details of the relationship. The merger has some risks, but it also has the potential to accelerate the movement to useful business process standards.

BPM Capability and Credibility

BPM Capability and Credibility Creating a process management culture is a difficult and daunting task. In this article, Roger Tregear, a principal consultant with Leonardo Consulting, provides a roadmap and makes some suggestions regarding how to achieve it in your organization.

Service Process Improvement: Ten Lessons from Japanese Manufacturing

Service Process Improvement: Ten Lessons from Japanese Manufacturing Nari Kannan Nari Kannan, the CEO of Ajira, a company that designs and develops Service Process Management tools, describes how services processes are managed in Japan.

The Discipline of Business Modeling

The Discipline of Business Modeling Steve Baker Steve Baker and Cedric Tyler of Business Genetics argue the importance of a formal discipline for those engaged in business modeling and describe the benefits that accrue to those willing to make the effort

BPM in Europe: Business Processes, Business Rules, and the Devastating Virus Attack

BPM in Europe: Business Processes, Business Rules, and the Devastating Virus Attack Frits Bussemaker, our intrepid European correspondent, describes an interesting thought experiment that was discussed at the recent meeting of the European Business Rules Conference (EBRC) in Amsterdam, and invites readers to offer their own interpretation.

Managing BPM: To O or Not to O

Managing BPM: To O or Not to O This month, Joe Francis describes how he approaches outsourcing proposals using a business process framework like SCOR.

MDA Journal: Towards A Business Process Platform

MDA Journal: Towards A Business Process Platform This month, David Frankel describes the rise of the idea of the Business Process Platform and discusses how it can speed up the acceptance of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

Workflow Handbook edited by Layna Fischer

Workflow Handbook edited by Layna Fischer The Workflow Management Coalition has, once again, published their annual handbook and, once again, it provides a valuable summary of the workflow market.

A Report on the First Meeting of the Petri and Pi Group

A Report on the First Meeting of the Petri and Pi Group Organizers The group of people working on Petri and Pi theoretical foundations met for the first time on June 6-8 in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. This is a very brief note on that meeting.

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