This article by Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, what the relationship is to SOA itself, how it differs from management, how SOA differs from integration, and why SOA and SOA Governance continue to be significant issues for the Enterprise.
In this interview we talk with representatives of the BPMN 2.0 standardization effort from Oracle, IBM and SAP. Here they discuss the evolution of BPMN as well as how it relates to other efforts such as XPDL, WS-BPEL and BPEL4People.
In the Business Process Modeling world there is still an ongoing standards debate. In this article, Pierre Vigneras of the Bull BPM team, discusses problems with one of those standards - BPEL. Pierre walks us through a simple parallel process and discusses the numerous issues practitioners face in trying to express an unstructured flow based on a structured model.
In another "virtual panel session", we took the opportunity to talk with representatives of the new OASIS BPEL4People Technical Committee and get their feedback on just why we need this work. 1