2010-11-18

EBIZQ.net: What key methods do you use for applying design patterns in BPM?

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I believe in tools that worked in practice. For this reason I like patterns. Unfortunately some of them e.g. some “workflow patterns” are a bit difficult for the users. So, I collected about 20 practical patterns (simple and advanced) in my book and in my blog http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.com/search/label/practical%20process%20patterns

I would like to be able to construct a business process (a template or an instance on on-a-fly) from small process fragments (similar to the chess game in which we have standard combinations). Some of them will be predefined in a library of process patterns, some of them have to be created on demand. (More about this in http://improving-bpm-systems.blogspot.com/2010/04/let-us-architect-use-of-existing.html).

For me, the closest match to patterns are macro-commands which we had in assemblers at run-time. Of course, now we need them at design time.

Thanks,
AS
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