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Bruce Silver Case Management Whitepaper

August 7th, 2009 No comments

Big news this week (for me at least) is the release of a whitepaper on Case Management by Bruce Silver. You can find his brief blog post about it here and you can download a copy of the whitepaper here.

What’s exciting about the paper is that it really crystallizes the definition of Case Management (as a style of BPM), and talks about several key things to look for in a Case Management solution. It also has a review of Case360 from Global 360 and compares the product against the definition in the paper. I’d be interested in feedback on the content either here or via email.

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BPMN Case Management

July 16th, 2009 No comments

As those of you I’ve worked with know, the concept of Case Management is of particular interest to me. I believe it solves some very real, challenging business problems that conventional model-driven BPM isn’t well suited to handle. As companies get more sophisticated and begin to run out of “low hanging fruit”, the more complex and less structured processes are the ones they need to get under control. The challenge many companies face is not being able to describe those problems accurately, much less to implement a system to manage and monitor them.

At the June meeting of the Object Management Group, the possibility of a Case Management extension for BPMN 2.0 was a hot topic and one that resulted in a number of very passionate (ok, as passionate as software gets) posts on various blogs. The buzz around Case Management has been increasing steadily over the past year, and folks like Bruce Silver of BPMSWatch, Henk De Man of BPTrends, and Jon Pyke of Cordys have been talking and writing more about the benefits and challenges of Case Management in general.

One of the more interesting developments to come out of these discussions and the OMG meeting is Bruce Silver’s decision to start a community site dedicated to Case Management and BPMN. You can find it here or in my links to the right side of this page. Bruce has invited me to contribute to the site, which I’m excited to do.

More to come on this topic soon!

Categories: Case Management