Lessons Learned: Best Practices for a Successful Introduction of Business Process Management (BPM)

Posted in BPM, SOA on August 21st, 2012 by Kai Wähner

I have written an article for “Service Technology Magazine” regarding the following topic: Lessons Learned: Best Practices for a Successful Introduction of Business Process Management (BPM). Here is the link: http://www.servicetechmag.com/I64/0712-3. The article illustrates some rules how to do BPM correctly. These rules are very important for success of a BPM project. If you do not consider them, your next BPM project may fail too…

Here is a short summary for introducing BPM succesfully (for people who are short of time and not reading the whole article):

  • Rule 1: If you want to do BPM correctly, then be aware that your primary goal is to improve Business-IT-Alignment!
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Progress Report from CamelOne 2012 in Boston (Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, CXF)

Posted in IT Conferences, Uncategorized on May 17th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

This week, I was at CamelOne 2012 in Boston, organized by FuseSource.  The sessions addressed several open source integration projects from Apache. Here is a short summary of the event…


Sessions covered several open source projects such as Apache Camel, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache ServiceMix, and Apache CXF. Attendees learned directly from their peers and other industry experts how open source can deliver measurable technical and business benefits to their organizations.

Besides Camel, ActiveMQ, ServiceMix and CXF, several other interesting topics were covered, for example:

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Apache Camel Tutorial – Introduction to EIP, Routes, Components, Testing, and other Concepts

Posted in EAI, ESB, Java / JEE on May 4th, 2012 by Kai Wähner

Data exchanges between companies increase a lot. The number of applications, which must be integrated increases, too. The interfaces use different technologies, protocols and data formats. Nevertheless, the integration of these applications shall be modeled in a standardized way, realized efficiently and supported by automatic tests. Such a standard exists with the Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) [1], which have become the industry standard for describing, documenting and implementing integration problems. Apache Camel [2] implements the EIPs and offers a standardized, internal domain-specific language (DSL) [3] to integrate applications. This article gives an introduction to Apache Camel including several code examples.

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