camunda share: Discuss your BPMN 2.0 process model in the cloud

Camunda Share Home screen
Once a year the whole camunda team does a ShipIt-Day (inspired by Atlassian) – developing something awesome within 24 hours. This year, Kristin, Falko and me did “camunda share” – a web application in the cloud to share and discuss BPMN 2.0 process models. And we shipped it! It is live.

Try it today: https://camunda.org/share/

Why camunda share?

We often discuss with colleagues, partners or customers about process models. We often send around annotated PDF files via email. We were tired of it and wanted to have something like doodle for this. And with camunda BPM and especially the camunda-bpmn.js component we had everything at hand to get that going. And we had 24 hours 🙂

The idea is to avoid any hazzle with logins or users – you get a unique URL nobody can guess and can send that to everybody who is interested.

Feature Overview

The following screenshots should give a brief overview of the features of camunda share as of today. As we hacked the last 24 hours I will not go into much more details now…

Camunda Share Home screen
Upload a BPMN 2.0 process model (you can use every tool capable of BPMN 2.0)
Add comments
comment on elements of the BPMN 2.0 process models
See all other comments
See all other comments visualized on the model and add your answers
Multiple features explained
Multiple features explained
View or change the BPMN 2.0 XML
See or change (as admin) the BPMN 2.0 XML
anonymize process models
You can anonymize process models during upload if you want to discuss on structure without providing company internal information. 

Roadmap

First of all: We have small remaining problems with Internet Explorer – we will remove them pretty quickly! For the moment please use Firefox or Chrome.

We plan to integrate camunda share in the camunda.org community and to develop it further. But there is no fixed roadmap yet. With the beta state of this ShipIt Day we want to collect feedback from users (you!!) and start using it in our own consulting work. Then we will decide how to move forward. So let us know what you think – use the camunda BPM User Forum.

Update (March 20, 2014)

The idea of camunda share inspired us to create a BPMN forum where you can discuss your process models with over 10,000 members of our camunda BPM network.

Where to send the flowers?

camunda team at the ShipItDay 2013
The camunda team at the ShipItDay 2013 in Mamerow

No need to – we had a lot of fun! But tell all your friends how awesome camunda share, camunda BPM and the whole camunda team is 🙂