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Product Strategy for Modelling of executable processes

Question asked by uweheuer on Jun 20, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 2, 2011 by jakob.freund
Hi,
reading MEAP version of 'Activiti in Action', press arcticles and forum topics I am still not sure what is the strategy related to 'modelling executable processes'. My understanding is:
  • You can only use Activiti Modeler for modelling executable processes if you restrict to BPMN 2.0 elements which are supported by the Activiti process engine and Activiti Designer.
  • There is no support by Activiti Modeler to keep this restriction.
  • In practice that means that Modeler is used for discussion with the business and for process documenation and Designer is used for process implementation. There is no reuse of the process model in either direction. This is more or less the situation for commercial products.

    My questions are:
    - Will Designer eventually replace Modeler or vice versa or what will be intention to have two tools?
    - Is the further Development of Modeler synchronized with the Activiti project (e.g. Oryx has a jBPM integration, Signavio marketed as documentation solution only)?
    - Is there a plan that Cycle will bridge the gap?

    Kind regards,
    Uwe.

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