Denver 2019: Proceedings – OPAF

Open Process Automation™ Forum

Tuesday, July 23: Track: Open Process Automation™
Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday July 25: Member Meetings

Objective of Meeting

The Forum held two and one-half days of member meetings from Tuesday July 23 to Thursday July 25. The objectives of the meetings were to advance the work of the Forum, especially those of the Business and Technology Work Groups. The Enterprise Architecture Work Group also met and held joint meetings with the Business and Technology Work Groups.

Business Work Group
  • Release for formal Forum review of the Conformance Certification Policy for the initial release of the O-PAS™ standard, Version 1.0
  • Review and update the Marketing & Outreach plans
  • Progress the work on Guide(s) to assist in the implementation and procurement of O-PAS standard conformant products
Technology Work Group
  • Review progress on moving the O-PAS, Version 1.0 Preliminary Standard to final status
  • Review and progress the work on the O-PAS, Version 2.0 standard, with its focus on “configuration portability”
  • Review and advance the work of the various Technical Work Group Sub-committees
Architecture Work Group
  • Continue the refinement of the Forum “Content Model”
  • Progress the development and management of Use-cases and Technical Scenarios
  • Meet with both the Business and Technology Work Groups to advance joint and coordinated work on Requirements and Use-cases

Summary

Each Work Group held multiple breakout sessions to advance their own work.

Joint Work Groups
  • The Technology Work Group and Conformance Sub-committee of the Business Work Group met to advance work on the Conformance Certification Program, specifically in the area of the development of a Certification Matrix and associated Test Cases
  • The Architecture Work Group met with both the Business and Technology Work Groups to discuss Requirements and Use-cases
  • ExxonMobil presented a high-level view of their End-user Collaboration initiative to a joint session of all Work Groups
Business Work Group
  • Reviewed and agreed plans for the Marketing & Outreach Strategy for the next 9-12 months, including media planning and events planning
  • Released the Conformance Certification Policy for full Forum Review in preparation for Company Review
  • Advanced planning on various Guides
  • Developed strategy and approach for Use-cases
Technology Work Group
  • Advanced work on the next version of the O-PAS standard
  • Advanced work on moving Version 1.0 of the O-PAS standard from Preliminary to full Standard

Outputs

Each Work Group advanced their agendas on various work items on their roadmaps.

Next Steps

  • There is a highly focused Information Modeling Technical Work Group face-to-face meeting, hosted by Yokogawa at their offices in Carrollton (Dallas), TX scheduled for August 7-8
  • There is a Technical Work Group face-to-face meeting, hosted by Schneider Electric, at their offices in Foxboro (Boston), MA, USA scheduled for August 20-22
  • There is a Technical Work Group face-to-face meeting, hosted by Rockwell Automation, at their offices in Cleveland, OH, USA scheduled for October 1-3
  • There is a Technical Work Group face-to-face meeting, hosted by Schneider Electric, at their offices in Houston, TX, USA scheduled for October 15-17
  • Weekly WebEx meetings will continue to advance the work of the Forum, its Work Groups, and Sub-committees

Links

The Open Group Platinum Members
fujitsu
HCL_Technologies
huawei
ibm
intel
microfocus
philips