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New Camunda Modeler already plays in BPMN Champions League

The brand-new Camunda Modeler based on bpmn.io just proved that it can already play in The Champions League of BPMN modeling. What is The Champions League of BPMN modeling? Well there are dozens if not hundreds of tools that can draw BPMN and produce the process diagrams that we have all come to love in the last 13 years. That is not really a challenge in 2015. The Champions League in terms of BPMN is represented by the Model Interchange Working Group (MIWG) at the OMG. It provides a test suite for training the tools and also organizes live demonstrations …

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New BPM Poster available now

Many business processes consist of rule driven decisions, structured workflows and unstructured case handling. By integrating the OMG standards DMN (decisions), BPMN (processes) and CMMN (cases), you can model and automate such business processes in an end-to-end fashion.

The brand-new BPM poster visualizes this concept with a simple yet practical example from the insurance industry: When someone requests a car insurance, the BPMN process is triggered. The first step is a business rule task that should automatically determine whether we can provide that insurance right away (no risks), need to look at the application in detail (yellow risks) or will definetely …

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Why BPMN is not enough

At this year’s BPMCon, some people asked me about CMMN and DMN, and how they are related to BPMN. They were not yet aware that CMMN and DMN are no substitutes for BPMN, but supplements. I have tried to put this in a nutshell here:

BPMN is the right tool if you want to describe business processes that have a certain degree of predictability (or should become more predictable as a result of your process improvement project). If you really know BPMN, you can create process diagrams that are easy to read and directly executable in a BPMN process engine. That …

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New BPMN Plugin for WordPress

Wanna show some BPMN?

Do you run a blog, and would you like to to display BPMN diagrams in your posts?

You could draw those diagrams somewhere, export them as PNG or whatever and insert them in your post. But that is not very handy, especially when the diagrams are a bit bigger and people can’t read them anymore. Zooming and out would be nice.

Thanks to Neville Lugton, there is a solution!

You’re a WordPress User?

If yes, read on. If not, get lost.

Install bpmn.io for WordPress

You can install “bpmn.io for WordPress” directly from the WordPress Plugin Store. Just search for bpmn, …

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Why DMN is the next big thing and you will be excited

Every 6 months we publish a so-called “minor release” of the Camunda BPM platform. The upcoming release 7.4 is scheduled for 30 November, and it will support the new OMG-standard for decision management, DMN.

DMN is currently our priority 1 topic, for a simple reason: We believe, that DMN will become as important for automating decisions, as BPMN has become for automating processes.

I will briefly explain why we think that and then describe how Camunda will embrace DMN, which will make you very excited 🙂

Why DMN is the next big thing – Part 1: The problem

I have been …

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Decision Model and Notation (DMN) – the new Business Rules Standard. An introduction by example.

DMN is a brand new standard of the OMG, it stands for Decision Model and Notation and is clearly related to BPMN and CMMN. DMN defines an XML format and is executable on Decision/Business Rules Engines. It is currently on the home stretch of standardization and camunda will release camunda BPM 7.4 including DMN in November. Over the last months we discussed a lot of Business Rules use cases with clients and sketched solutions in DMN. So high time to give an introduction into DMN and present some learnings we had so far.

The example: Task Assignment/Routing of new claims

The …

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Live on YouTube: Demonstration of Model Interchange among BPMN 2.0 Tools

Next Wednesday during the OMG Technical Meeting in Berlin, there will be another live demonstration of BPMN 2.0 tools and their interchange capabilities. The demo is performed by the OMG’s BPMN Model Interchange Working Group (MIWG) and will be streamed live on YouTube on Wednesday the 17th of June at 4:00pm Berlin time. The BPMN MIWG if comprised of BPMN vendors as well as end users and its mission is to improve, test and showcase the import and export capabilities of BPMN 2.0 tools.

Camunda has been contributing to this working group since the very beginning, because BPMN interchange allows users …

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BPMCon 2015 – FrĂĽhbucher-Rabatt bis 30.06. sichern

Der neueste Standard der OMG heißt Decision Model and Notation (DMN) und erlaubt eine bessere Umsetzung von Business Rules in Ihren Geschäftsprozessen. Deshalb widmet sich die schönste Konferenz für Business Process Management (BPM) in diesem Jahr dem Thema Entscheidungen: Sie werden erfahren, wie der neue DMN-Standard in der BPM-Praxis angewandt werden kann und welche Vorteile tatsächlich realisierbar sind.

AuĂźerdem wird Zalando in der Keynote aus dem Nähkästchen plaudern und beschreiben, wie das rasante Unternehmenswachstum mit zum Teil radikalen MaĂźnahmen so gestaltet wird, dass die Agilität nicht verloren geht. Weitere spannende BPM-Praxisberichte kommen von der Australischen Post, der Deutschen Bahn und …

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long-running.net – A noteworthy new blog about BPM

There is a new kid on the block of BPM Blogs: Our tech lead Daniel Meyer started blogging, and since Daniel strives for excellence in anything he does, I would strongly recommend to

subscribe for the feed,
follow him on twitter and
read his latest post about how to express asynchronous service invocations in BPMN.

Disclaimer: No, he did not ask me to promote his new blog. In fact he will probably be mad at me because I did – because now it looks like he *did* ask for it – but I won’t mind 🙂

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Camunda BPM 7.3 Release Webinar on June 2nd

Camunda BPM 7.3 will be released on May 31, 2015 (yep, right on schedule!), and it will be jam-packed with outstanding new features.

My personal favorites are:

Process Instance Modification: Flexibly start and stop any step within your process – you can even use it like a Star Trek – style “token transporter” and move your process instance from any current state into another. Check this out and be awestruck!

Super-Flexible Authorizations: Define who is able to do what within Camunda – for example, the members of a group “Marketing” are only allowed to start, see and work on “their” …

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