Episode 34 – Process automation: Bernd Rücker
Being the reasonable adult seems to be the parallel topic of this week’s episode – even though the main topic is process automation. We were just so excited in our conversation that we got carried away
In this episode of the What’s Your Baseline podcast we speak with Bernd Rücker. He is a software developer at heart who has been innovating process automation deployed in highly scalable and agile environments of industry leaders such as T-Mobile, Lufthansa, ING, and Atlassian. Bernd contributed to various open-source workflow engines for more than 15 years and is the Co-Founder and Chief Technologist of Camunda – an open-source software company reinventing process automation.
Bernd is also the author of “Practical Process Automation” and co-author of “Real-Life BPMN”. Additionally, he’s a regular speaker at conferences around the world and a frequent contributor to several technology publications. He focusses on new automation paradigms that fit into modern architectures around distributed systems, microservices, domain-driven design, event-driven architecture, and reactive systems.
We are talking about these topics:
- Bernd’s background and why he never had a ‘proper job’, and how Consulting influenced the product development
- The difference between process orchestration and process (task) automation
- How to use BPMN for orchestration and how the orchestration engine, well, orchestrates automation at the end points
- Automation with code and other means (RPA, low code/no code)
- Client examples and what to do or not to do
Ep. 34 – Process Automation: Bernd Rücker – What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
- Bernd’s “Process Automation Map” concept
Music by Jeremy Voltz, www.jeremyvoltzmusic.com
- CP1 (Welcome)
- Be Loved in Return (Interlude 1)
- Airplane Seatbelt (Interlude 2)
- South Wing (Outro)
Roland Woldt is a well-rounded executive with 25+ years of Business Transformation consulting and software development/system implementation experience, in addition to leadership positions within the German Armed Forces (11 years).
He has worked as Team Lead, Engagement/Program Manager, and Enterprise/Solution Architect for many projects. Within these projects, he was responsible for the full project life cycle, from shaping a solution and selling it, to setting up a methodological approach through design, implementation, and testing, up to the rollout of solutions.
In addition to this, Roland has managed consulting offerings during their lifecycle from the definition, delivery to update, and had revenue responsibility for them.
Roland is the VP of Global Consulting at iGrafx, and has worked as the Head of Software AG’s Global Process Mining CoE, as Director in KPMG’s Advisory, and had other leadership positions at Software AG/IDS Scheer and Accenture. Before that, he served as an active-duty and reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.