Mike Fitzmaurice

Business Rules Meet Modeling Experts and Citizen Developers

From time to time, we get asked about support for business rules. Usually, the person asking the question comes from a background in traditional Business Process Management (BPM), where business rules are treated as a discrete subject. What can we do to make sure business rules don’t need to be treated as something discrete and separate?

GDPR: Workflow Processes Can Help With Data Management

The GDPR is a de facto mandate for every company to invest in process automation software. How can business workflows help with privacy compliance? Read to learn more.

Citizen Development - It’s Everywhere, Unstoppable, And Good - Part II

Software tools that empower employees to create and automate workflows should be easy to use. Plain and simple: They are not programming utilities. And they should not look like programming utilities.

Citizen Development - It’s Everywhere, Unstoppable, and Good

Citizen development – when non-programmers create useful software solutions – is excellent for driving business productivity.It lets employees that own business problems to own – and build – business solutions. Unlike with software written by a company’s IT developers or outside contractors, citizen development involves a minimum of red tape and funding, gets directly to the heart of what the employee was trying to accomplish, and can make lots of people happy. If it’s done right.

Grant Access to Workflows, Not to Systems or Data

It happens all the time: Employees, departments or even third-party entities request access to business applications so they can perform important tasks. How much access should they be granted - and to which systems and data. Expert Mike Fitzmaurice sheds some light on enterprise application workflow best practices.