Google will come up with more than ten pages of hits. Yes more than T-E-N pages. This is all thanks to the collaborative efforts of a teeming workflow community, eager to learn and share their knowledge.
I admit that it is a shame we haven’t been able to entice this SAP workflow community over to SDN, but the MIT forum was simply there first and its users have got used to the e-mail interface. However, searching the forum from the comfort of SDN is still a great step forward.
If you look closely at the results you’ll see that out o the twenty to thirty posts a day there are far more answers than questions which may seem a little strange at first. That’s just a symptom of workflow engineering in general where there is usually more than one way of solving a problem and it’s a matter of swings and roundabouts which you choose. It’s not just a matter of personal preferences, either, but of company preferences as well. For example it can be about how a particular release strategy or escalation process is handled and how technology issues, such as e-mail notifications or portal integration are handled.
So many thanks, MIT, for leading the way all those years ago. And many thanks to the multi-talented and ever-patient Sue Keohan for making this a success. The search tip comes from Athur Krishna – such a simple but effective idea.
BTW, to find this blog just search for “workflow forum”.