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Episode 53 – Subject-oriented Process Management: Christoph Piller

Process Management has a bad reputation of downsizing, replacing humans with bots, and all those other things that one relates to “bad capitalism”. But there are also other ways to include humans into process management that are outside of these parameters. And, believe it or not, you still need humans to analyze, design, and improve […]

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Episode 52 – Process Modeling: Kevin Tan

Sometimes you have to mix up things a bit and come down to the level of practicality … in this case we are looking at process-bility in this week’s episode of the podcast. What that is? Oh, it is the approach to process modeling that our guest Kevin Tan has developed. Kevin is an accomplished Business […]

Process Notations (and why they are not important): Walter Bril

Episode 44 – Process notations (and why they are not important): Walter Bril

When starting with process management one of the first questions is “what process notation shall I use”. In this episode of the What’s Your Baseline? podcast we discuss this question with Walter Bril, who is one of the co-inventors of the Universal Process Notation (UPN) and why it is not *really* important what notation you […]

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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 […]

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Process Simulation in practice

As a follow-up to the Process Simulation article from a few days ago, here are a couple of recordings of how you can do simulation in Software AG’s ARIS tool. Our preferred co-host of the What’s Your Baseline Podcast, J-M Erlendson, has created them as part of his day job. Grab some popcorn, have a […]

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EPC versus BPMN – What’s Your Baseline Shorts 1

This is the first podcast episode of the What’s Your Baseline Shorts series. We are talking about the topic of process notations, especially if you should choose the BPMN or the EPC notation. High-level topics include: What are EPC and BPMN? A bit of history Specialties of each notation, and difficulties that might arise Data […]

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Episode 7 – Import of existing content

Welcome to a new episode of your favorite podcast. The topic of today is to capture and import the vast amounts of existing content in your organization, and how to integrate this into your repository. The import is one of the four major steps of an architecture tool implementation that we discussed in Episode 3. […]

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Enterprise Architecture Frameworks, Methods, Notations, Reference Content – some clarifications

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks is one of many keywords used by EAs. This article looks at it, methods, notations and reference content.

BPMN vs. EPC revisited – Part 2

I collaborated with Ivo Velitchkov on a two post series about BPMN and EPC that can be found here: https://www.strategicstructures.com/?p=402. This is part 2. The previous part focused on areas such as expressive power, readability and enterprise architecture. This one, written jointly with Roland Woldt, dwells on a few more aspects such as semi-structured processes, exceptions, loops and […]

Learning BPMN – Which objects are available in BPMN?

The BPMN spec contains way over 100 different object types that can be used in the different model types. There are special rules about how to use them, which I will explain in later lessons. This article contains an overview of the available objects. BPMN Objects Overview Depending on your use case and point of […]

BPMN vs. EPC revisited – Part 1

I collaborated with Ivo Velitchkov on a two post series about BPMN and EPC that can be found here: https://www.strategicstructures.com/?p=361 There were several posts and discussions on the topic of “BPMN vs. EPC”. One of them is quite comprehensive and its discussion thread very interesting. But there are still many important points untouched and I’d like to […]

Learning BPMN 2 – Which models are available in BPMN?

BPMN is not one specific model type -like an Event-driven Process Chain- but is a collection of multiple model types that are connected to each other. This article will show the available model types in the BPMN 2.0 specification and how these are supported in ARIS (as of ARIS 7.1 SR9). BPMN model types The […]