Ace King, check it out!

Microsoft barks up the (wrong) workflow tree

leave a comment »

I see Microsoft has gone all gooey over workflow. Global centralised workflow is on a hiding to nothing for all but a very small subset of applications where people sit closely together and work on very concretely defined processes.

Most business processes are messy, lossy, and exception based. They thrive on loosely connected peer-2-peer type communcations mechanisms like Instant Messaging, email, SMS and telephone. When workflow starts to take account of these conditions it will take off, until then expect much flag waving and little progress.

Written by Joe

September 15, 2005 at 2:20 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: