In June of 2005, the
Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI.org) and the Object Management
Group™ (OMG™) announced the merger of their Business Process Management (BPM)
activities to provide thought leadership and industry standards for this vital
and growing industry. The combined group has named itself the Business
Modeling & Integration (BMI) Domain Task Force (DTF).
For more information
about the BMI DTF’s activities, please visit
BMI Working Group Page.
Standards Work in Progress
The BMI’s combined activities continue BPMI’s and OMG’s groundbreaking work and
focus on all aspects of Business Process Management. BPMI’s widely used standard
for business modeling, Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), and the
Business Motivation Model (BMM) contributed by the Business Rules Group, have
been adopted as official OMG specifications.
The BPMN final adopted specification is available for download, while the draft
adopted BMM specification is downloadable. Both specifications are in the
finalization phase. The specifications are available for download from OMG's
http://www.omg.org/technology/documents/spec_catalog.htm. Separately, a new
standard defining the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR)
has been adopted. The Final Adopted Specification may be downloaded from
OMG’s Domain Specifications Catalog web page.
Anyone interested in participating in the BMI’s standards development efforts is
invited to attend an OMG Technical Meeting; check here for the dates and
locations of upcoming meetings. Non-members may apply for a guest registration.
For more information on attending the technical meeting, visit
BPMI Steering Committee
BPMI’s Board of Directors, along with
the leadership of the OMG’s Business Enterprise Integration Domain Task Force,
form the core of the BPMI Steering Committee, which provides Business Process
Management thought leadership and expertise for the entire industry through
education programs, public advocacy, and advice to the combined BPM standards
work at OMG. Phil Gilbert, Lombardi Software,
is the current chair of the Steering Committee.
Who is Involved
BPMI members who have
joined OMG or were already members of OMG include: Adobe Systems, Inc., Axway
Software, BEA Systems, Inc., Bluespring Software, Inc., British American
Tobacco, BroadVision, Casewise Systems, Inc., CommerceQuest, Inc., ConceptWave
Software Inc., DST Systems, Inc., Exigen, Inc., Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.,
Fair Isaac, Inc., FileNET Corporation, Flowring Technology Corporation, Fuego,
Global 360, Inc., Graham Technology, PLC, IBM Corporation, IDS Scheer, Inc.,
iGrafx, Inc., ILOG, Inc., Infosys Technologies, Ltd., Insession Technologies,
Intalio, Lombardi Software, MEGA International, Oracle USA, Inc., Meridea
Financial Software, Ltd., Pegasystems Inc., Proforma Corporation, QoS Labs, LLC,
SAP AG, Select Business Solutions, SeeBeyond Software, Singularity, Ltd.,
Sterling Commerce, Inc., Telcordia Technologies, TelelogicUnify Corporation,
Vignette Corporation, Vision Software S.A., Vitria Technology, Inc., and
webMethods, Inc. as well as the many active OMG members of the Business
Enterprise Integration Domain Task Force.
Business Modeling & Integration DTF Co-Chairs