Archive for January, 2009

(Reading about) Eating Intalio’s Dogfood

Ismael has lately been posting about dogfood lately – er, rather, Intalio eating its own dogfood by deploying Intalio’s BPM software to run internal processes at Intalio.  It goes into a bit too much detail for my interest- listing just

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Will 50% of BPM Programs Fail?

David McCoy of Gartner recently commented on Elise Olding’s prediction that 50% of BPM Programs will fail.  This is initially a fairly stunning prediction when you are as aware as I am of all the BPM project successes out there,

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Congratulations to Greg Harley

We recently promoted Greg Harley to Chief Architect on the BP3 team.  A well-deserved promotion and recognition of his outstanding contributions to BP3 (and all of his previous employers).  He’s the guy everyone on our team consults with when faced

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A Few Comments on IBM’s Dynamic BPM

I read Bruce Silver’s post on IBM’s (Websphere) Dynamic BPM recently, and I thought I’d add a few pennies to the information out there.  As Bruce points out, the Websphere Dynamic Process Edition is based on Webify, which it just

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A BPMN 2.0 Update from Bruce Silver

Bruce Silver put an update on the BPMN 2.0 specification he’s been participating in, and how its progressing. He pointed out a couple things that I happen to agree with, and if you do too, probably pays to be commenting

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Witnessing major process failure in action

We have all heard about how difficult the banking situation is on folks holding a mortgage who maybe at risk of foreclosure. Last night I happened to catch this segment on ABC News: Nightline. The more I watched the more

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MWD’s Vendor Comparison Report

Previously, we wrote about the individual vendor assessments that MWD put out.  Macehiter Ward-Dutton recently (Dec 18, 2008) updated their individual vendor reports with a comparison/summary report, which does a pretty good job of bringing it all together. It weighs

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Apple and Business Process Management

Method Behind the Madness In the BPM world, not much is said about Apple, and people in our business don’t associate Apple with BPM.  I’d say the association is more like Apple to Innovation.  Yes, there are people who are

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As if by Magic

After reading through Phil Gilbert’s CIO article and writing about it, what do I find via the magic of Google Reader, but an article that tells me that (potentially) all is not lost… (as if by magic) In Dennis Byron’s

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Is a lack of Business Process Management imperiling our economy?

Phil Gilbert, President and CTO of Lombardi, recently wrote an article for CIO.com, where he argues that the melt-downs in banking and in the automotive industries were primarily from a lack of visibility to crucial data and processes, rather than

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Athenium, not just decision management

I have spent some time exploring this company (Athenium) and I think their approach and solution for Insurers is really interesting. Moreover, even though they have maintained a focus in just a couple of industries it’s not hard to see

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Gartner Warms up its BPM Message

I track Gartner’s Blog on Business Process Improvement, which on occasion has a good read, and on Wednesday David McCoy posted about their strategy vis-a-vis BPM for 2009: Everyone knows that BPM can reduce costs. So, BPM should be a

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Recession-Proof IT Sectors?

In Jason Stamper’s blog “What are the 10 most recession-proof IT sectors?“.  He has some interesting calls, and for the most part, I agree with him.  The point isn’t so much, which sectors will grow, its which sectors will perform

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Downturn Game Changers

For those companies out there who are not employing the “ostrich strategy” and are thinking in terms of longer than 12 months, there are some real opportunities which may be worthwhile to consider, outside of just cost reduction or revenue

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Another Author’s Take on Blueprint

I ran across Colin Canfield’s blog entry “First impressions of Lombardi Blueprint” today and thought I’d share the link for two reasons – one, it reads like they are fresh impressions from just having used the product, and two, he

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Where does "BPM" come from?

Dennis Byron published an article about where the term “Business Process Management” comes from.  I think the difficulty with finding the roots of the term, however, are that the term BPM or “Business Process Management” is the coincidence of three

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