Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"BPMN 2.0 – Marriage Made In Heaven or Trough of Disillusionment" or "Why Software development is like String theory" (BPMfocus)

"By modeling something, we are removing some aspect of the real world in order to represent it. And yet, the IT-oriented folks continue to flail about looking for one true modeling notation and set of semantics to rule them all (like string theory). As though how somehow everything must be translatable and interconnected. I think for most business folks – they don’t really care. They use models to communicate with each other … and yes, they use circles and arrows, and boxes and clouds, and … only a very few have the interest in making them all relate to each other. " "BPMN 2.0 – Marriage Made In Heaven or Trough of Disillusionment" (http://bpmfocus.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/bpmn2/)

I liked the above quote, reminds me of why we have IT in the first place - to support the business. We IT people are so caught up in trying to build perfectly clean, orthogonal and "one true implementation to rule them all" end to end solutions - and the business side just doesn't care about our "OCDs" :)