OMG is a non-profit organization that develops enterprise standards for the computer industry on a worldwide scale. Along with OASIS and W3C international standards bodies, OMG has the largest scale with 500 affiliated organizations. It is well-known for establishing the specifications for UML, BPMN and other graphical notation techniques.


1. Overview

The Object Management Group (OMG) is well-known around the world for the following standards specifications:

  • CORBA (R): A standard that creates an environment where different software can intercommunicate. (Common Object Request Broker Architecture、1991~)
  • MDA (R): A concept for writing software programs with the focus on UML (modeling). (Model-Driven Architecture、1990s~)
  • UML (R): A modeling standard for information systems blueprints (Unified Modeling Language、1997~)
  • BPMN: A notation standard for business flow (Business Process Model and Notation)


OMG defines itself as follows in OMG’s official website.

OMG(TM) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium.


2. History

  • April 1989 OMG is established
  • October 1991 OMG releases CORBA 1.0
  • July 1995 OMG releases CORBA 2.0
  • November 1997 OMG releases UML 1.1 /li>
  • March 1998 OMG releases CORBA 2.2
  • March 1999 OMG releases CORBA 3.0
  • October 2004 OMG releases UML 2.0
  • May 2004 releases BPMN 1.0
  • January 2008 OMG releases BPMN 1.1 (Business Process Modeling Notation)
  • January 2009 OMG releases BPMN 1.2
  • January 2011 OMG releases BPMN 2.0 (Business Process Model and Notation)


X. Related Articles

  • Glossary > BPMN
  • Features > Modeling Features > BPMN Introduction
    • 1. BPMN Who?
    • 2. BPMN Within One Minute?
    • 3. Business Processes Appropriate for Practicing BPMN
    • 4. Can We Define Business Systems Only With BPMN Diagrams?
  • Features > Modeling functions > Other Notations except BPMN


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