Posted by: Adam Deane | 03/09/2010

Virtual BPM

I’m always looking for new resources of information on BPM.
Blogs, Twitter, I’ve even spent time watching BPM videos on YouTube.
As expected, most of them are vendor marketing videos, but some others I found quite interesting, even innovative…
I’d like to share some of the videos that I found interesting.

The first topic is Virtual BPM.
This is a video of the QUT BPM Research group members using a Mimio pen-based device for collaborative process modelling. The advantage here is in the projection of the modelling system onto the table, making the workspace large enough for close collaboration. The process modelling application is Oryx, a free web-based tool.

The second video is Aquima’s BPM suite running on an Microsoft Surface.
They have made it possible to model and create business applications for Microsoft Surface’s multifunctional touch screen without programming. With a few flicks of the finger you can create quotes and applications while the customer is watching and intervening with the application through the touch screen.

The third is a BPMN editor video, showing a new interface and collaboration capabilities via remote login of another avatar. (sort of “Second Life” meets BPMN..)

The videos are from Australia’s Ross Brown who researches into using Virtual Environments for BPM
Ross, a senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology has a background is in 3D computer graphics, games technology, information visualisation, new media art, image processing, pattern recognition and their applications

3D is now used at the lowest level of modern operating system interfaces, such as VISTA WPF, MAC OS Quartz and Linux Beryl.
Entire 3D interactive environments such as Second Life and World of Warcraft are now feasible on entry level desktop machines.
This makes it possible to design, implement and roll out virtual environment software across an entire enterprise.

Put that together with the interesting statistic showing the average age of gamers in the thirties (management level), and you have the potential to see this technology applied to business applications on modern PCs and network, because people are now so used to it on their game consoles.

Now, who said BPM was boring ?….


  1. Fun, but I think I’ll stick to my em, sticky notes…!

  2. […] a look at Virtual BPM (via Australia’s Ross Brown) or the PkBoK (initiated by Queensland University) or Martin […]

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