For the past 12 to 18 months, there has been growing interest and discussion surrounding BPMN, XPDL and BPEL. What has begun to take form is the recognition of the BPMN-XPDL-BPEL Value Chain, a concept first credited to analyst Sandy Kemsley by XPDL expert Keith Swenson.
I normally don’t read this publication cover to cover, but I was checking my email subscriptions folder and saw a message with the title “The BPMN-XPDL-BPEL Value Chain”. Having coined the phrase “BPMN-XPDL-BPEL value chain” in a blog post covering the BPM Think Tank last May, I tend to notice when it crops up elsewhere 🙂
The BIJ article, written by Nathaniel Palmer of WfMC, discusses the three process standards and their interrelationship, particularly around how XPDL and BPEL are complementary, not competitive. Nothing here that I haven’t written before, but it’s a good overview/summary article on the subject.
Of course, being from WfMC, which authors the XPDL standard, he doesn’t mention OMG’s BPDM, which could prove eventually to be XPDL’s nemesis.