BPMN 1.1 Poster available for downlooad

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BPMN 1.1 Poster (english version)
The Object Management Group released a new version of BPMN early this year. The current version 1.1 comes with a number of notational changes and even new constructs.

We have created a BPMN 1.1 Poster that summarizes all language constructs on one page. You are free to download it and print it. You can choose between an English version and a German version.

A document summarizing the key differences between BPMN 1.0 and BPMN 1.1 can be found here.

BPMN at CAiSE 2008

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The Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE) is one of the world’s leading academic conferences in the area of information systems and process modeling. This year’s CAiSE took place in Montpellier, France from 16 – 20 June and it featured quite a number of presentations concerning BPMN and “good” process modeling.

Not only could I experience that many BPM researchers share a common interest: following football games. I could also enjoy quite a number of inspiring presentations. In this article I point to some I found particularly interesting.

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Survey “BPMN 2008”

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This suvey is focused on German speaking organizations only. Please switch to German (link on the right side of this page), if you want to participate.

Discussing BPMN

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Agenda des Netzwerk-Treffens

On 22 May 2008 we (the local BPM Expert Circle of the Gesellschaft für Organisation and the local BPM-Network) had a joint meeting at the Resco GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. The roundtable with approximately 30 participants was moderated by Jörg Rodenhagen, I had been invited as a speaker. The topic of the evening: Chances and limits of the BPMN.

BPMN Diskussion

As You can see in the agenda, the idea was to start a discussion based on my lecture (even though, according to the flipchart the sandwiches were apparently the highlight of the evening), especially against the background of BPMN’s ambition to close the gap between Business and IT. The discussion was lively and open, and the atomsphere relaxed, which is, in my opinion, the best basis to learn from and with each other.

Accordingy, we came to some interesting results.

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Do we actually need BPMN?

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The Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) has gained major interest from industry and academia. But do we actually need it?

Do we need process modeling?

Process-oriented thinking helps you understand what you actually do in your organization and how the different activities relate. It reveals who depends on whom and what document is created where and why.

Process models help you eliminate waste in your operations and serves as map for pinpointing where you want to change. Process models help you communicate and assign responsibilities for decisions and activities to people.

Process models also help you think about where IT support is useful and where it isn’t.

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