BPM Skills in 2017 – Hot or Not

BPM Skills in 2017 – Hot or Not

It’s Not Your Daddy’s BPM.

Some of the things we were traditionally doing as BPM practitioners are no longer seen as important. New trends are emerging. Hype level is very high.

Do you want to know which BPM skills will be really useful in 2017?

I do 🙂

To help you focus on relevant things and skip things that will not give results this year I asked some of the best BPM experts in the world two questions:


1. What are the skills and techniques that can help BPM practitioners create value for their organizations in 2017?

2. Which skills are no longer relevant or not practically applicable yet (hype)

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BPMN in practice – Intermediate events

One of my favorite BPMN 2.0 features are intermediate events. While it is relatively easy to grasp the concept of start events and end events, not everyone understands intermediate events and I get lots of questions from my students about them.

I recently updated the video about intermediate events for my course on Udemy and thought it can be useful for you too.

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Best BPM online courses – 2016 edition

Best BPM online courses – 2016 edition

What were your plans for 2016?
Eat healthy food? Exercise daily? Learn the basics of BPM?

If you waited with the point 3 till now, it is a great time to make the first step 🙂

I already covered some great courses for people interested in BPM for 2015 and early 2016 and today I am happy to share with you list of (free) online courses for the second half of 2016.
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Join the Multi-Vendor BPMN Interchange Demonstration on March 16th

Join the Multi-Vendor BPMN Interchange Demonstration on March 16th

On March 16th BPMN Model Interchange Working Group will run next BPMN Interchange demonstration during OMG conference in Reston.

As usual you can join us live as the event will be streamed.

You can register to attend on our Google+ page.

Apart from BOC Group with ADONIS following companies will take part in the demo: Trisotech, Omny Link, Signavio, W4, Camunda, Softeam, itp commerce and ESTECO.

This time we will be creating together complex BPMN diagram (shown below) and passing it to the execution engines. We will also show how additional (hidden) attributes can be exchanged between BPMN tools.

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Does it look interesting? Join us live!

UPDATE
We had one more participating company: ModelFoundry

You can watch the demo recording below:

BPM Eastern Europe 2015

BPM Eastern Europe 2015

As you know from my previous posts we (BPMN Model Interchange Working Group) had a chance to make a live demo of the BPMN interchange.

The demo session was very successful and in less than a half of hour participants of the demo could learn more about the BPMN MIWG (from Simon who did the introduction and coordinated our session) and see how a BPMN diagram moves between the “business tools” which change the model (this time Falko started with bpmn.io, I took over with ADONIS and Simon did the last changes with Trisotech) to the execution engines.

This time we had 3 execution engines: W4 (presented by François), Camunda (Falko), and Omny Link (by Tim). As the model was directly transferred to execution with no time for adding technical attributes, there was no room for errors. And there were none – everything went smoothly, proving that BPMN interoperability is possible among the tools from BPMN Champions League (term coined by Falko in his post about the event).

Apart from the BPMN MIWG demonstration there were many other interesting sessions during the online summit covering topics like BPM of Things, creating living process applications, digital transformation, digital business (yes – digital was popular topic…), DMN and operational excellence. I also had a chance to present few tips for building the process architecture.

To my surprise my blog (BPM Tips) received the award of “Best BPM promoter in Eastern Europe 2015”.

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If you did not have a chance to join the Online Summit do not worry as the organizers will soon add the possibility to watch the recordings – I will update this post when they are live.

Recording of the BPMN MIWG session:

My session on Business Process Architecture:

 

Free online course BPMN for Business Process Professionals

Free online course BPMN for Business Process Professionals

Are you a fresh Business Process Analyst? Or maybe a seasoned BPM practitioner with many years of flowcharting experience?

No matter what is your background you must have heard about the BPMN as the new de facto standard for modeling processes. It can be used when you need to document your processes as a part of the project or when you need to automate your processes.

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Best MOOCs for BPM professionals

Best MOOCs for BPM professionals

Do you also enjoy learning new things?

Business Process Management is a very broad and dynamic field of studies.

The good thing is that you can always search for inspiration outside your main domain to become better at what you do.

The bad thing is that often it is pretty hard to find time to learn during the working hours and it is not always easy to get approval for the training cost.

And this is where MOOCs come in handy.

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BPMN for Business Analysts – why, when and how

BPMN for Business Analysts – why, when and how

One of the most important elements of every Business Analyst’s toolkit is process modeling, which is also significant activity for Business Process Management professionals.

For BPM market BPMN is now the standard for modeling processes. But is it also the case for BA’s?

To find out what are the best practices, I asked some of the best BA and BPMN experts in the world a simple question:

“Why, when and how should business analysts use BPMN?”
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