Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud?

Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud?
Peter Fingar contends that existing Enterprise Architecture approaches and today’s BPM systems lack the flexibility to accommodate Cloud based, loosely coupled, stateless architectures. These architectures feature complex business ecosystems made up of large numbers of participants spread across the globe. Peter’s solution? An agent-oriented BPM. Read his Column to learn precisely what that term means and to learn how you can respond to Peter’s questions and participate in an on-going discussion of agent-oriented BPM.

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar, independent analyst, internationally acclaimed author, management advisor, former college professor and CIO, has been providing leadership at the intersection of business and technology for over 40 years. Peter is widely known for helping to launch business process management (BPM) with his book, Business Process Management: The Third Wave. He has taught graduate and undergraduate computing studies in the U.S. and abroad, and held management, technical, consulting and advisory positions with GTE Data Services, American Software and Computer Services, Saudi Aramco, EC Cubed (for clients including GE TPN, American Express, Master Card and GE Capital), Noor Advanced Technologies, the University of Tampa, the Technical Resource Connection division of Perot Systems and IBM Global Services. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and his latest of 15 books include Business Process Management: The Next Wave, which is about the use of distributed intelligence in business and Smart Process Apps: The Next Breakout Business Advantage. http://www.peterfingar.com peter@peterfingar.com
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