CTO Tuesdays, 3/29: Is BPMN appropriate for the business user?

Join Active Endpoints CTO, Michael Rowley, on Tuesday, March 29 at 12pm EDT / 16:00 UTC for the latest episode of CTO Tuesdays. The topic is "Is BPMN appropriate for the business user?" Register: www.activevos.com/ctot.

BPMN was designed for modeling the processes of businesses. In this week’s episode, Active Endpoints CTO Dr. Michael Rowley will talk about the kind of people who are most likely to be successful using the constructs of BPMN to do general purpose process modeling. The quick answer is that the full capabilities of BPMN are probably too much for the typical business user. Only when the problem is narrowed down significantly, such as the creation of screenflows for guiding individual users, as Socrates does, then a small subset of BPMN can be used and the business user can easily manage it. Michael will briefly show some of the more sophisticated BPMN capabilities, explain why they are needed for general purpose process modeling and then show how a subset of BPMN that includes only five constructs can be used for creating screenflows.

Technologies discussed on CTO Tuesdays cover a wide variety of BPM technologies, including BPMN 2.0, SOA, web services, process modeling tools, BPEL, execution engines, AJAX-based forms development and human task integration.

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