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Evolution of Technology Modularity – The Process Precipice

By on Feb 13th, 2010 // No Comments »
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As a huge paradigm shift of programming went from linear logic to object orientation, and then to SOA. Now we are on the precipice of another evolution — or rather, revolution — based on business processes.

Insight can be gained from studying and understanding the reasoning for these changes to the way solutions are architected and built. Moving from linear to object oriented programming benefited developers and organizations by introducing a more concrete way to reuse technology assets. This was a huge step in the right direction, but the gains were a little too low-level, too “techie”. We also want a way to reuse across platforms, geographies, and even outside an organization. This is the promise SOA has delivered on. It has taken a while, but innovative organizations have already seeing a huge ROI with SOA.

We need a way to bring this benefit up a few levels for smart business architects to leverage. This next step, is the kicker. Moving to an environment focused on business processes allows the business to finally impact more directly the benefits that technology can bring to the organization. Integrating with very visible, concrete processes is something every person in the organization can grasp and understand. Seeing how processes can be orchestrated in a SOA does not require a college degree. With procper’s process visualization, it takes as much training as using Google Maps for an end user.

Who Said Processes Are Only For Enterprises?

By on Oct 21st, 2009 // No Comments »
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An important part of the process revolution we are leading here at procper is making it so easy to work with processes that their broad use will proliferate to small business and even individuals.

Our thoughts are in the form of process, so I proclaim now that we should communicate and articulate them as processes.  procper makes this possible, easy, and fun.  While we are still in stealth mode, contact us to find out how.

What is process visualization?

By on May 16th, 2009 // No Comments »
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Yes, our tagline is unique and many people ask us what “process visualization” means.  We chose these specific words because, in its most basic and awe-inspiring form, procper presents a brand new way to visualize process information.

Process Visualization

Process Visualization

Process visualization can be interpreted as meaning many things, but one tangential reference we find particularly relavent is for “flow visualization”.  As described in Wikipedia, “flow visualization is the art of making flow patterns visible.”  Though this is a term meant for fluid dynamics, the concept is really similar to what we are doing with procper.  By presenting processes in an amazingly intuitive fashion, we are making [work]flow or business process patterns visible.

In turn, individuals and organizations can make better business decisions.  Contact us using the form to your left if you would like to learn more.

BPEL for Process Modeling Sucks

By on Mar 15th, 2009 // 1 Comment »
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Of course, as varied as they may be, there are reasons organizations are succumbing to “BPEL for modeling”. In this article, I have provided a couple of contributing factors and misconceptions that I have witnessed.

The fact remains that BPEL is a business process execution language, not a modeling language. Not surprisingly, using it for modeling has serious implications.

BPEL for Process Modeling

But, if you are stuck with BPEL for modeling processes, procper is the only tool that will allow the business to wrap their arms around the processes you have modeled.

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BPMN’s Momentum for World Dominance

By on Feb 25th, 2009 // 2 Comments »
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As technology becomes ingrained in every facet of business and as business processes become ingrained into technology solutions, BPMN finds itself in a uniquely well-positioned environment.

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.

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