workflow vs bpm
I watch (at least) two slices of the blogging cloud (no “sphere” today), the “programmers” one and the “business process management” one.
The term “workflow” appears more in the “programmers” slice these days, see for example “My Git Workflow”.
If you take a look at what’s currently popular in the “workflow” bookmarks, you’ll see that in the top ten there are 4 items that are not about workflow in the ‘pure’ business process management sense. But they qualify as managed business processes in John Reynolds’ terms, where
If a Process has multiple Participants, at least one of the Participants is Human, and the transitions between the Activities are controlled by an automated system, then it’s a Managed Business Process.
But a person going through the routine of his personal photography workflow is probably not going to call it a “business process”.