I'm not trying to sway the BPM vs. BPEL argument one way or the other, but I'd simply like to say that it is not a "vs.". Both have uses and both are synergistic with the other. If you use Oracle BPM, you're able to use BPEL as well for what it's best at. Your project might not need BPM, but here's my take on the BPM / BPEL fit and the overlaps as it applies to Oracle BPM and BPEL.
It is not your fault if you have struggled with Flex Fields in Oracle BPM. I know I'm not the quickest bunny in the forest, and I was reminded of that fact this week when asked by a customer how to use Flex Fields in their Oracle BPM project. Unless you use them on a very regular basis, it is very easy to completely forget how they are created and used. In this post, I'll go over Flex Fields and how you can learn how they are used with Oracle BPM 11g.
Just a quick note to let you know that AVIO is planning on participating in BPMInstitute.org’s upcoming event in DFW.
I'm a fan of the BrainStorm events and I believe that this might be the first one in the Dallas - Fort Worth area. BrainStorm DFW will feature their most popular Business Process Management and Business Architecture training courses as well as BPM certification and an evening mixer at the Hyatt Stockyards in Fort Worth over February 10-14.
As we enter 2014, it is always good to take stock of our accomplishments as well as lay out new goals for the New Year. There is so much activity in the SOA/BPM space that it can be challenging to focus on the key activities that will best help you reach your business and IT goals.
Below are some ideas to get you started for your 2014 SOA and BPM New Year’s resolutions:
One of my favorite movie scenes is from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Upon entering the room where the Holy Grail is located, the bad guy (Donovan) and Indy are presented with a room full of various cups and chalices. The bad guy selects first and picks the most ornate, bejeweled cup available. His outcome is bad and the knight guarding the grail utters the phrase “He chose … poorly.”
Just wanted to let you know that AVIO has come out with a completely new online self-paced version of the Oracle BPM 11g Designer Workshop. This is a unique Oracle BPM training offering specifically designed for business analysts and managers, and it is the result of our experience from dozens of successful Oracle BPM engagements. For the last 14 years, I’ve conducted this business oriented workshop in a variety of forms – training hundreds of business people on this version of the product and ev