BPM trend: ¿Agile BPM?

Marco Brambilla posted on his blog “Working @ Web and Business Process Engineering” his view on history and trend of BPM and I totally agree with it.

BPM history in one picture

BPM history in one picture

Nowadays, companies want to develop business applications in an agile way (quickly and low cost), this does apply to any business applications and not only to BPM apps. This is called “rapid application development” (RAD) and in this escenario we should make use of 2 things mainly:

  1. Methodology: Best practices for proper and quick implementation and applications.
  2. Tools: a set of tools that support the “Software Development Life Cycle” (SDLC) over and obviously speeds up the entire production cycle.

I have used 2 FOSS tools of this type:

  1. Intalio (http://www.intalio.com/bpm/features)
  2. Bonita BPM (http://www.bonitasoft.com/products/Business_Process_Management_features.php)

.. and yes, currently the trend is “Model-Driven Development” (MDD), and i can see it in BPM classic tools, they are moving towards MDD, examples:

  1. jBPM5 (http://planet.jboss.org/post/should_you_bet_on_jbpm)
  2. Activiti and Camunda Fox (http://www.activiti.org/cycle.html)

For further information, here some related links:

Any comments?



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One comment on “BPM trend: ¿Agile BPM?
  1. Hello,
    I’m glad you liked my picture on the BPMS history.
    Let me add another tool that well exemplifies the convergence of BPM and MDD:
    WebRatio (http://www.webratio.com).
    We developed it starting from the MDD world and then moved towards BPM though.
    You can see some details on the WebRatio site or on http://www.webml.org.

    Futhermore, some additional resources are:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDrWaKSlSvY (video overview)

    http://www.slideshare.net/mbrambil/webratio-bpm-trends-and-challenges (how MDD can tackle the current challenges of BPM)

    http://www.slideshare.net/mbrambil/web-ratio-bpmindustrialcasesbpm2010 (lessons learned on BPM for banking – presented at BPM 2010, NJ)

    http://www.slideshare.net/mbrambil/webml-and-webratio (slides on WebML)

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