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Comment on Process-Driven Applications: A New Approach to Executable BPMN by Ken

Blog: BPMS Watch - Bruce Silver

As always, another excellent writing on an interesting topic with BPMN usage. Thank you.
We do continue to see a gap between what works for business users vs what IT/developers tend to produce for process maps, even when using BPMN-oriented style. Our IT/developer types seem to drive to the deeper, executable mapping results that feel (to a business user) much like the older IT-oriented flow charts. The business user tends toward higher-level composite maps that work well with companion documentation, but also drift on discipline, style guidances, and multiple scenario considerations. Both of these groups tend to focus on their “happy path”, as things should be, and miss a lot of the error scenarios. We continue to have two different needs, one for capturing business and functional processes for their use and reference; the other for capturing requirements in a way that IT can translate easily into system and application design. Neither side has yet reached out for true executables except for early considerations for process simulation. That may be the point where the two perspectives begin to come together. Your topic above seems to be providing a good path in that direction.

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