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BPMN’s Momentum for World Dominance

By on Feb 25th, 2009
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BPMN (spelled out as Business Process Modeling Notation), is becoming increasingly popular around the world as organizations continue to standardize on it for process modeling.  As is stated on Wikipedia:

The objective of BPMN is to support business process management for both technical users and business users by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex process semantics.

Specifically, BPMN sets out to integrate business process with technology by providing an approach that allows for mapping to process execution language like BPEL (Business Process Execution Language).  As technology becomes engrained in every facet of business and as business processes become engrained into technology solutions, BPMN finds itself in a uniquely well-positioned environment.

Future plans for BPMN are to further define this “notation” and turn it into detailed specifications.  This will, of course, help minimize the gaps between the varying  interpretations of BPMN that exist today. Software vendors will have more clarity when conforming to the BPMN standard, allowing for faster development turn-arounds as well as easier and intuitive integration.

Given its unique positioning, existing uptake and momentum, and active continuous improvement, BPMN has a fair number of variables in its favor as it works to become the de facto BPM standard.

2 Responses to “BPMN’s Momentum for World Dominance”

  1. Does anyone have any interesting statistics on the adoption of BPMN, perhaps by region, by industry, and/or some other attribute? Outside of absolute data, some trending information would be very interesting.

  2. Hillary says:

    I would also be interested in this. (I am commenting so I can be notified of updates).

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