Monthly Archives: June 2006

BPM Market Overview

OMG created a page as a follow up to the information provided at the Think Tank workshop held on May 23-25th 2006. From the keynote “BPM Market Overview” presented by Connie Moore, Vice President and Research Director of Forrester Information … Continue reading

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BPMN-WF Mapping: The GOTO problem

I expected that the transformation of a BPMN diagram to a WF workflow would be accomplished by mapping each BPMN Process to a Sequential Workflow. But, there is a structural difference between the BPMN diagram and the Sequential Workflow. The … Continue reading

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Mapping BPMN Graphical Objects to WF Activities

(Draft, to-be-updated post) Activities BPMN Windows Workflow Foundation Process Sub-Process Maps to any CompositeActivity. Loop Sub-Process Maps to a WhileActivity. Multiple Instance Sub-Process Maps to a ReplicatorActivity. Ad-Hoc Sub-Process Compensation Sub-Process Maps to a CompensateHandlerActivity. Task Maps to any atomic … Continue reading

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XAML vs. Standards

John Evdemon (Microsoft Architect) notes in a recent forums post: Regarding WF, the underlying XML representation is XAML.  Why did we choose XAML instead of BPEL or some other standard?  Simple – XAML enables us to avoid the constraints imposed by … Continue reading

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BPM Think Tank: BPMN Technology Roundtable

Sandy Kemsley blogs her notes for the BPMN Technology Roundtable of the BPM Think Tank 2006. Two important quotes: OMG is not recommending XPDL for serialization of BPMN, but recommends the use of BPDM. [There are] some ideas about defining … Continue reading

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On the differences of BPEL and XPDL

Sources: Go Flow : The BPMN-XPDL-BPEL value chain by Keith Swenson BPM Think Tank Day 2: Panel on Business Value of Process Standards by Sandy Kemsley BPM Think Tank Day 3: XPDL technology roundtable by Sandy Kemsley Swenson [Fujitsu] came … Continue reading

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Is Workflow “Back”? (Did It Ever Go Away?)

Bruce Silver's opinion for the usage of the term "workflow": So… is workflow “back”? In one way I think it is, with the growing recognition among the orchestration-style vendors that the action today in the BPM market is focused around … Continue reading

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