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Modeling For The Masses

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A presentation that I did at the TIBCO user conference on getting started with process modeling.

A presentation that I did at the TIBCO user conference on getting started with process modeling.

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  • 1. Modeling for the Masses Sandy Kemsley BPM analyst/blogger/architect, Kemsley Design Ltd. and www.column2.com
  • 2. Why We Model Business Processes
    • Document current state
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement
      • Driven by other requirements, e.g., compliance
      • Driven by quality management initiatives
      • May result in manual process improvement without automation
    • Identify opportunities for process automation
      • What can be automated
      • What should be automated
  • 3. Putting the “business” back in BPM
    • Why it’s important to get everyone involved
      • Business users
      • Business analysts
      • IT
    • Direct access to modeling tools allows for capture of “hidden” processes
    • BPM as the killer app for SOA
  • 4. Participatory Culture
    • Social networking is changing the way that people think about participating
      • User-generated content in wikis and blogs
      • Collaboration
      • Tagging/bookmarking
      • RSS feeds and content syndication
      • Mashups
    • Increased user expectations
    • Commoditization of IT
  • 5. Process Thinking
    • Cross-departmental: looking beyond functional silos
    • Optimization of end-to-end process cycle rather than local maxima
    • Focus on creating value for customers/shareholders
    • Enabling agility: built to change, not built to last
  • 6. Modeling Tools
    • Visio
    • Modeling-only tools
      • ARIS
      • Proforma
    • BPMS vendor-provided modeling/design tool
      • Web-based
      • Licensed desktop application
      • Free downloadable desktop application
  • 7. The Importance of Standards to Modeling
    • Notation standards:
      • Shared vision and communication
      • Easy transition between tools for users
      • BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation)
    • Interchange/serialization standards:
      • Import/export of process models
      • XPDL (XML Process Definition Language)
      • BPEL (Business Process Execution Language)
      • BPDM (Business Process Definition Metamodel)
  • 8. From Collaboration to Implementation
    • Redraw process model in each environment
    • One-way, one-time export/import from modeling to execution environment
    • Round-tripping between modeling and execution environments
    • Shared model