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BPM/SOA Community of Practice, BPTrends and TechTarget Present: Business Agility and Process Optimization Enabled by BPM and SOA Case Study Competition

NEEDHAM, Mass., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- OMG's(TM) BPM/SOA Community of Practice (CoP), in partnership with BPTrends and TechTarget, is sponsoring the "Business Agility and Process Optimization Enabled by Business Process Management (BPM) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)" Case Study Competition. The competition is open to organizations of all sizes, including government agencies, which have successfully delivered business or mission value using a BPM, SOA or combined BPM-SOA approach.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090629/DC39325LOGO) The goal of the BPM/SOA Case Study Competition is to highlight business success stories and lessons learned to provide proof points and insights for other organizations considering or pursuing BPM, SOA or combined BPM-SOA adoption. To qualify for the competition, the project must be complete with demonstrated business results.

Entries will be judged on the complexity of the business problem addressed, the ROI/Business Value achieved (Agility/Innovation/Flexibility/Optimization/Resilience/Service Delivery), the level and sophistication of the cross-organizational collaboration (Business/Technical) and the usage of BPM/SOA approaches and supporting technology. In addition to one overall winner, organizations will be recognized by industry/government.

Case Study Competition winners will be announced at the BPM/SOA CoP meeting in Cambridge, MA on September 21, 2010 and will be featured on the BPM/SOA CoP website and in October publications by BPTrends and TechTarget. Submissions will be accepted through June 29, 2010. For entry forms, submission guidelines and judging criteria, please visit http://www.bpmsoa-communityofpractice.org/cs-pr.

BPM/SOA Case Study Competition Judges Claude Baudoin, cebe IT Knowledge Burt Covnot, Bank of America Paul Harmon, BPTrends Steven Lang, Ford Motor Company Gail Raynus, ShareDynamics Clay Richardson, Forrester Research Maja Tibbling, Con-way Transportation Jack Vaughan, TechTarget About OMG OMG(TM) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information, visit www.omg.org.

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