Another new BPMN book

Another new BPMN book, this one by Stephen White (arguably the inventor of BPMN) and Derek Miers: BPMN Modeling and Reference Guide. It won’t be released until September, with a public launch at the Gartner BPM summit in DC. From the product description:

This book is for both business users and process modeling practitioners alike. Part I provides an easily understood introduction to the key components of BPMN (put forward in a user-friendly fashion). Starting off with simple models, it progresses into more sophisticated patterns. Exercises help cement comprehension and understanding (with answers available online). Part II provides a detailed and authoritative reference on the precise semantics and capabilities of the standard.

I wrote earlier this week about the just-released BPMN book by Tom Debevoise and Rick Geneva; this is obviously the year that BPMN goes mainstream, or at least makes the attempt. White and Miers’ book, although a bit longer than Debevoise and Geneva’s, is also more than twice the price, and also doesn’t seem to offer an e-book option: hard to become a staple of every process-oriented person in an organization at a $40 price point.

I’ll be very interested to read Bruce Silver‘s review of these books. Unless, of course, he’s writing his own. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Another new BPMN book”

  1. Hm, one explanation of the sudden wave of BPMN books: OMG’s certification program asks for BPMN knowledge. Writers of both books are (I think) involved in the OMG’s OCEB material. Nice cash flow 🙂

  2. I recently have a very interesting and informative conversation with Derek Miers. One of the topics discussed was BPMN and how it is absolutely essential that standards are utilized in today’s BPM technologies to ensure cross-application adherence.

    I am very much looking forward to reading this book once it is available.

    Chris Adams
    Vice President of Product Marketing and Management

  3. Chris, everyone who works in BPM is fully behind standards efforts, and most of us support BPMN as the dominant graphical notation standard. I’ve been giving conference and webinar presentations on the importance of BPM standards for more than a year, and people like Derek who are writing books and courses on it have been doing it longer than that. It’s good to hear this message from the vendors, too, however, so thanks for adding your support.

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