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BPM Europe 2017, London

BPM SpeakingOctober 16-19, 2017 BPM Europe 2017 colocated with EAC Europe 2017 will be organized by IRM UK in London. I'm happy to be part of the conference again. On Monday (October 16) I'm responsible for a half day workshop "Business Decision Management: How Business Decision Management Fits into BPM". I look forward to an interesting audiance and a lifely discussion.

We will not only discuss the question "What is Decision Management?", we will discuss the standard notation DMN and how Decision Managemen fits into BPM. Many described use cases come from banking and insurance. I want to show and discuss that many other industries can profit from Decision Management.

If you want participate in the workshop or in the entire conference you are heartly welcome. Use discount code SPKR200 when registering. Look forward to meet you in London.

Decision Camp/Masterclass with James Taylor and Jan Purchase

On July 12-14 2017 the DecisionCamp 2017 is held in London. Topic is everything related to Business Rules, Business Decisions etc. News for the DMN standard and applying the concepts. Unfortunately I will not be able to participate but I suggest it to everybody interested in Decision Management and Business Rules.

The day before (July 11, 2017) a workshop with James Taylor and Jan Purchase takes place. Also strongly suggested. James and Jan are the authors of "Real-world Decision Modeling with DMN". An easy way to get insights in the tpic, to learn the essentials of the book and new insights just within a day.


Model-Based ... Notations and Models are Means to an End

We are talking of Model-Based Business Engineerin. Models are base for many working techniques as described in the White Paper "Model-Based Business Engineering - A Positioning". Based on models we define, measure, optimize Business Processes, for development of workflow-based systems and much more. One of my favorite quotes by John Zachman is "If you can't describe it, you can't uild it".

We use different Standard Notations by the OMG for Model Development. They offer a good number of benfits: exchangeability, defined meaning of model elements, tool support, ... Sure, all notations also have shortcomings. But discussing endless abou the shortcomings is boring. Notations are a mean to an end. They are a tool. It is very important, what our goal, our end for our models is.The mean (the notation) will be determined by this.

In one of my customer projects I found a Project Charter saying that the goal of the project is to introduce BPMN 2. I don't think that this is a real goal. We want to minimise risk, improve processes, alow measuring processes and much more. To find out if BPMN supports this should be part o the project.

Belongs the notation to chose to the project charter?

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