A recent article in a German-speaking blog for software developers provides a provocative view of microservices and how they (apparently) remove the need for "global" architectures and therefore reduce complexity. Would the same idea apply to (subject-oriented) process models?
There is a new book with the interesting title "Hagenberg Business Process Modelling Method". So, there is no universal methodology, but one that works in Hagenberg (just a joke) - nevertheless, there is also a "Grazer Ansatz" developed at the TU Graz (no joke).
There is a chapter inside with the title "An Enhanced Communication Concept"; as I do not have the book yet - let's do some googling: "An Enhanced Communication Concept for Business Processes" from the same author gives some insight.
"The event pools of S-BPM [Fl12] provided inspiration for the pool concept introduced here. The pools of S-BPM are tailored for actor comfort, but are not embedded in a wider delivery concept. S-BPM provides some extra “configuration parameters” for input pools, whose most important application appears to be the enforcement of synchronous communication, which is handled differently in our more general concept."
I recently received a reviewer's comments on an S-BPM related paper that I would like to share.
The reviewer criticised that the terminology used in most S-BPM related papers is too specific for the general BPM community. He/she also suggested that when describing the S-BPM approach we should position it more closely among other approaches to BPM. Specifically the reviewer suggested Role-Activity Diagrams and UML collaboration diagrams as related approaches.
I think these comments are fair enough, and especially useful for S-BPM folks who want to reach a wider audience. What are your views about this? Have you had similar feedback? How can we be more successful in getting our message across?
The book has been published this summer. It seems to keep its promise bridging the gap between theory and practical work in S-BPM.
Encouraged by this success the next wave of case studies, this time from intelligent production, will be published in 2016. Stay tune.
Because of many requests the submission deadline was extended to November 30, 2015.
Submission guidelines and formatting instructions are available here.
ACM approved publication of the S-BPM ONE 2016 proceedings in the ACM Digital Library via ICPS.
S-BPM ONE 2015 in Kiel is in its 2nd day.
Experts from science and practice are sharing their work and experience.
It is only a good month until S-BPM ONE 2015, taking place on 23rd and 24th April in Kiel, Germany.
The preliminary program and all other Details are available here.
The call for S-BPM 2015 in Kiel is available here.