Posted by johnreynolds
on September 18, 2008 at 3:17 PM PDT
Back when I was working on Tandy's DeskMate we were trying to build a personal computer "that Mom could use". I think we came pretty close to that goal... Mom could use it. Unfortunately Mom didn't want to use it :-(
Fast forward to today, and I am firmly entrenched in the wonderful world of Business Software Development Tools. I'm not so much interested in building software for businesses as I am in enabling businesses to build their own software - or at least play a much larger role in building that software.
On aspect of enabling business dudes is BPMN
- Business Analysts and Programmers using this shared notation to carry on discussions. BPMN is pretty good, and reasonably easy to learn - When used properly it does embower business dudes without pissing off the programmers (too much).
Unfortunately, a Process Definition just isn't enough. It's important, but at best it's only half of the solution - You've got to define the Data too.
"Let's face it, without referencing data you can