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I was in San Francisco last week at JavaOne at the same time that Gartner's IT/Symposium was taking place, though I was unable to attend Gartner's event. I was however on a JavaOne panel that discussed Ajax, SOA, and Web 2.0, the convergence of the latter two in particular which is a topic of special interest to me. The organizations that can effectively add enterprise context to this and make it work successfully for them will be able to develop a sustainable competitive advantage.
« Your brain on Google | Main | Distrust and verify » November 21, 2005 Last week, Ross Mayfield posted an interesting essay called The End of Process . In it, he argues that software-mediated social networks will tend to render formal business processes obsolete by reducing the costs of communication and coordination. "I do believe," he says, "the arguments for engineering organizations are being trumped by new practices and simple tools. The first organizations bringing [processes] to an end will have a decided competitive advantage."
Columns & Articles Columns and Articles are short opinion pieces written by BPTrends Contributors, presenting a particular point of view or perspective on some aspect of business process change. All Columns and Articles are listed in the order in which they were initially posted to this site, beginning with the most recent posting. Performance Architecture: Are you Agile? Roger Addison - October 02, 2012 As performance architects, Roger Addison and Carol Haig’s perspective on the Agile organization is characterized by 10 adaptive practices.
I've been spending a lot of time lately looking at solutions for automated business processes that are based on the online, low-barrier, and highly collaborative worlds of SaaS and Web 2.0. Primarily, this is part of my exploration of using Web 2.0 in the enterprise, sometimes called Enterprise 2.0 , but which we call Enterprise Web 2.0 here. This area is of importance because good, effective Business Process Management has been one of the holy grails of enterprise software for years now. Traditional software development has repeatedly yielded BPM results that are too heavyweight, brittle, hard-to-change, and not responsive to the business.
Date: May 17, 2006 Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone. Featured Speakers:
I think the term "Workflow" is back. Not that it ever went away. It is just that it has been such a pejorative word. The most common reason given for the difference between "Workflow" and "BPM" was: Workflow is that old stuff we don't do anymore, BPM is much newer, much better.
n September of 2005, Microsoft unleashed Windows Workflow Foundation (Windows WF) at its semi-annual Professional Developer's Conference. As one of the pillars of the WinFX APIs, Windows WF provides developers with a common framework on which to develop process driven and workflow-centric applications. Currently, when organizations wish to automate business processes the standard answer is to assemble a team of developers to write the appropriate code. While this approach has generally served organizations well, it has some inherent problems. To understand why, you need to understand some fundamental characteristics of a workflow. A workflow is essentially a way of documenting the activities involved in completing a unit of work.
Interaction is Standard If you like interactive roundtables you’ll love the ones at BPM Think Tank 2008. During this workshop-style event, you’ll not only participate in roundtables, you’ll take away actionable suggestions based on working and conversing with people who have experienced similar challenges dealing with complexity and rapid change in their organizations. Best of all, some of those folks already have solutions.
izTalk Server is the cornerstone product in Microsoft's business process and integration strategy. It is through BizTalk that Microsoft is providing the tools to enable developers to integrate applications, businesses, and EDI, and also orchestrate and coordinate information systems with the business users who drive those systems and their processes. In addition, BizTalk provides a developer experience integrated with Visual Studio, making BizTalk applications easier and more intuitive to develop, and integrating easily with existing Microsoft systems and tools that a business may already use. BizTalk currently has the distinction of being the only server product at Microsoft built primarily on the .NET Framework.