Do you want to learn more about Business Process Management? Below you can find a list of BPM related books that I have read and recommend as well as those that I plan to read.
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.
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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Are you using BPMN? If so, chances are that you may be making one of the common BPMN errors which happen not only to modeling newbies but also long time modelers.
In this post I will show you how to use pools and lanes properly and how to avoid common errors. In the following posts you will learn about other problematic areas of BPMN.
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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.
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.
Does it look interesting? Join us live!
We had one more participating company: ModelFoundry
You can watch the demo recording below:
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”.
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:
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.
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.
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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What do you do when you need to create a process model?
Some people use basic office software and I must say they sometimes create cool models (I had a chance to see complete EPC stencils in Excel and pretty awesome models created with PowerPoint auto shapes).
The problem is that models created this way are cumbersome to update and maintain plus not very easy to analyze.
This is why I created a list of free tools that will make your life easier if you need to create something more than one time drawing.