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Business Process Management Meets Enterprise 2 0


My presentation at Software2010 in Oslo, Norway. This is an updated version of the presentation that I gave in November at Business Rules Forum; with the changes in industry, this is constantly changing.


Business Process Management Meets Enterprise 2.0
Sandy Kemsley
Kemsley Design Ltd.
Defining BPM and social software
BPM and Enterprise 2.0
Collaborative process modeling
Runtime process collaboration
Online BPM communities
Software as a service
Impacts and future directions
What Is BPM?
A management discipline for improving cross-functional business processes.
The methods and technology tools used to manage and optimize business processes.
What’s In A BPMS?
Process modeler
Execution engine
System integration (web services)
Work-in-progress management
Monitoring and analysis
Simulation and optimization
What Is Web 2.0?
Consumer-facing social software
Software as a service
User-created content
Lightweight development models for mashups
Image copyright The Economist, 2010
Web 2.0 Examples
Gmail: rich interface,constantly upgraded
Wikipedia: content frommany authors
Google Maps: open APIadds to other apps
What Is Enterprise 2.0?
Enterprise-facing social software
Business purpose, not purely social:
Social interaction to strengthen weak ties
Social production to collaboratively produce content
SaaS or on-premise
Enterprise 2.0 Examples
Beehive, IBM’s internal social network
Intellipedia, US intelligence community’s wiki
Collaboration, Social Networking and BPM
Drivers For BPM And Enterprise 2.0
Changing user expectations
Trends towards greater collaboration
Lack of agility in many current BPMS implementations
Collaborative Process Modeling
Multiple people participate in process discovery, modeling and documentation
Captures “tribal knowledge”
Internal and external participants
Technical and non-technical participants
Collaborative Process Modeling: Examples
Lombardi Blueprint
SAP NetWeaver BPM with Google Wave
Runtime Process Collaboration: Dynamic BPM
User can “step outside” structured process + create ad hoc collaboration
Audit trail and artifacts captured within BPMS audit log
Eliminates uncontrolled(unaudited) email processes
Runtime process collaboration examples
Online BPM Communities
External communities of practice
Provide idea exchange, tools
Augment or replace internal BPM center of excellence
May be vendor specific/sponsored
Internal center of excellence
Discussion forums
Collaboration linked to process models
Collaboration linked to process instances
Online BPM Communities: Examples
External communities of practice
IBM BlueWorks
Appian Forum
Software AG ARISalign (AlignSpace)
Internal center of excellence
Global 360
BPM Software As A Service
Reduce capital costs
Full capabilities of on-premise version
Design and run from anywhere
Key targets:
Business process outsourcers
Small and medium business
Business-to-business processes
BPM Software As A Service: Examples
Appian Anywhere
Fujitsu InterstageBPM
Cordys Process Factory
…more emerging
Impacts Of Enterprise 2.0 And BPM
The Analysts Agree…
Social/Cultural Impacts
Participatory culture for collaborative modeling
Business must commit resources
IT must allow business to participate
Comfort level for collaborative execution
Users must feel comfortable deviating from predefined structured process
Management must allow sufficient autonomy
Technological Impacts
Standardized RSS/Atom feeds for repurposing data and user-created dashboards
IM/SMS/microblogging for process alerts
Rich user interfaces (AJAX) eliminate desktop installation
User-created mashups
Economic Impacts
RIA and lightweight development models lower development costs
Fast graphical development
End-user composition
Software as a service BPMS lowers capital costs
Runtime collaboration lowers cost and latency of process modeling
Barriers To Adoption
Perceived loss of management control over processes
Lack of understanding/trust in lightweight development models/tools
Risk of data loss or security breach with SaaS BPMS
The (Enterprise 2.0) Future Is Already Here
BPMS vendors incorporating Enterprise 2.0 functionality
RIA configurable user interfaces
Lightweight integration
RSS/event feeds
Design collaboration
Runtime collaboration
These are facilitating change in BPM
What To Expect In The Future
User tagging of process instances
Dynamic subprocess definition
Integrated IM and other synchronous communication
Goal-oriented shift of process responsibility from management to knowledge workers
Sandy Kemsley
Kemsley Design Ltd.

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