James Taylor has an interesting post on how optimization should not be constrained to a single process. I could not agree more. I would link this optimization to simulation needs for BPM. In response to Khan’s post, I had the post detailing how simulation can help for process optimization. The percieved benifit of simulation can be achieved only if the approach is based on a wholesome perspective than a single process.

If we look into the application of simulation in the market, though vendors talk about many “nice” features around simulation, there are not many BPM projects using these features. One reason could be the result from such a simulation is too narrow to be effective in an enterprise. Check out my post for details on what i term as “Balanced Scorecard Simulation”.