BPM Quotes of the Week - February 3, 2017

"We think that computing is about to generate another major round of change. It may well be driven by AI and cognitive technology, but it will also be driven by big data, by new Internet and Web aps, and by computer chips embedded in all manner of household and business artifacts. Anyone who thinks, even for a moment, about the implications of self-driving cars, realizes that we are about to see a whole new round of automation."
-Paul Harmon

"If you want something real bad, you get it real bad. If you want something worse, you get it worse. This comes to mind when I think about the DMN proposed standard. Why? There is something about the process that technical standards go through…"
-Keith Swenson

From the BPM Forum

"The difference between an ordinary process and an in-line digital process is orchestration, governance, sustainability, leading to improved efficiency, effectiveness and better outcomes."
-Karl Walter Keirstead

How Is a Digital Process Different from a Regular Process? "A digital process, when it breaks, hurts faster and is less costly."
-Bogdan Nafornita

"I, personally, like that any digital process is the same for all BPM stakeholders thus considerably reducing undesired complexity of an enterprise in comparison with regular (illustrative or implicit) processes . Of course, various viewpoints may be applied to show digital processes for different BPM stakeholders."
-Dr. Alexander Samarin

"Another benefit digital brings is that the process knowledge is transparent and thus owned by the business. The benefit to the users becomes empowerment as real time reporting of relevant data helps both users and a need for less 'management'."
-David Chassels

"Digital processes differ from regular processes in methodology and metadata...In the case of regular processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) human-centric. In case of digital processes, elements and relations are more (but not entirely) machine-centric."
-Boris Zinchenko

"The flow of work, and the flow of the logic should not be tied together. Forcing the branches to occur at particular steps in the process forces the process to sometimes be constrained in unnatural ways. DMN represents a maturing of how we model and automate the work that people do."
-Keith Swenson

"If BPM is to move beyond STP ('straight through processing' ) of commodity business processes, then that achievement will be because BPM is able to better handle the richness of reality -- to respond better to complex situations. A big part of handling complexity better is decisioning, based on sensing and analysis."
-John Morris