business processes & rules Archive

An Empirical Study on Simplification of Business Process Modeling Languages

A empirical study presenting a methodology to adapt/personalize modeling languages, illustrated with the domain of business processes modeling languages

Modelling BPMN 2.0 with has accomplished the creation of a free and open source platform for both experts and novices to model in BPMN 2.0. Discover it now!

From spreadsheets to dataflow diagrams

Via It will never work in practice, I discover the work (and of Felienne Hermans, Martin

Extracting business rules out of Java – An MDE approach

Valerio Cosentino presented in the RuleML Symposium held in conjunction with ECAI 2012 (20th biennial European

BPMN Composer tool

Today we have a guest post by Yves Yang introducing his tool BPMN Composer (“The Modeler

Modeling social aspects of (software) processes

CHECK the blog post I´ve written FOR the ARIS Community blog (digital home OF ALL ARIS AND BPM geeks around the world) discussing the importance OF modeling the social aspects OF sofware processes.

Adding to the confusion: UML Profile for BPMN

Since the OMG added BPMN to its catalog of Business Modeling and Management Specifications I was wondering how OMG would deal with the clear overlapping between BPMN and UML activity diagrams (there are some differences in their semantics but roughly speaking both can be used to model the same).

Rule Interchange Format is now a W3C Standard

W3C announces the publication OF a new standard FOR building rule systems ON the Web: Rule Interchange Format (RIF).

The goal OF RIF IS TO facilitate the interoperation AND interchange BETWEEN various rule languages AND rule engines. RIF defines a common XML serialization LANGUAGE FOR several declarative rule languages (LIKE OMG SBVR, OMG PRR, SWRL, a subfamily OF RuleML, etc)

Activiti BPM suite

Activiti IS an OPEN source business process management AND workflow system that includes a BPMN 2.0 process engine FOR Java.

Physical Mobile Workflows

LAST week I had the honor TO be part OF the jury that evaluated the PhD Thesis OF Pau Giner ON Automatic the Development OF Physical Mobile Workflows" using a model-driven approach.

Roughly speaking, Physical mobile workflows are enhanced business processes that may include as workflow activities tasks resulting from the interaction of mobile devices with the physical environment.

Oryx – a web-based and wave-based BPMN editor

Via Neil Ernst I discover Oryx a web-based BPMN editor.

With Oryx, it IS possible TO CREATE AND share BPMN models. You can also discuss AND improve it within the same working environment.

SinelaboreRT – Generate efficient source code from UML state diagrams!

Today we have a guest post (interested in a guest post? contact me) by Peter Mueller.

(Re)discovering the business rules manifesto

I recently (re)discovered the Business Rules Manifesto that states the importance OF business rules AND how they should be defined/processed.

SOME OF my favourite articles IN the manifesto:

  • Rules ARE a FIRST-class citizen OF the requirements world.
  • Rules must be explicit. NO rule IS ever assumed about ANY concept OR fact.
  • Rules should be expressed declaratively IN NATURAL-LANGUAGE sentences FOR the business audience.