Archive for February, 2009

The Economy and BPM – an early 2009 update

We’ve been blogging about BPM and the economy since last fall.  In particular, it started with a talk by Jim Sinur at the OMG BPM ThinkTank 2008. So it seems fitting that another post by Jim got my attention today,

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Congratulations to AlterPoint

A little local (Austin, TX) news today.  AlterPoint (a network management software company based in Austin) got acquired by Versata (an enterprise software company based in Austin) today.  I have had a lot of good friends work for both these

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A Late Christmas for BPM

Monday was a pretty big news day in the world of BPM.  Gartner just released a new version of its BPM Magic Quadrant for 2009.  Its been nearly 2 years since the last Magic Quadrant came out, so the interest

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Lombardi announces 2008 Results

Earlier Appian reported results, and on the heels of the Gartner Magic Quadrant, Lombardi put out its 2008 announcement.  I’m interested to see announcements from the other vendors – luckily, estimates of BPM financial results will be available at www.itinvestmentresearch.com

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Business Process Visualization

I’ve read a couple of articles recently related to business process visualization.  I think this topic is particularly interesting because most people think they have what they need once they buy a BI tool or a good enterprise reporting tool

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Keith Swenson on Model-Preservation vs. Model-Transformation

Keith has put out a series of articles (possibly more to come) that lay down a great marker for how to evaluate Modeling strategies and how these approaches compare (strengths and weaknesses of each, across several dimensions). It started with

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Modeling and Performance

The interpreted vs. compiled debate has been going on for a long time now.  Keith Swenson brings up a version of it in his Go Flow blog in this post on Model Strategy and Performance.  I think at any given

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A Couple of new Lombardi Blueprint reviews

Lombardi’s Blog includes links to a couple new Blueprint reviews.  Just thought we’d provide relevant links here: Lombardi’s post about Forrester’s review here. And then a post about the BPMInstitute.org’s review of Blueprint here, and the actual review by BPMI.

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Preserving the Model

A long-standing debate in the BPM world has centered around whether or not to preserve the model.  It sounds like an esoteric topic, and Keith Swenson’s post: Model Strategy: Preserving vs. Transforming, takes a pretty clinical angle on this debate,

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Welcome Holland Ming Fai Francis!

Scott Francis and his wife Cindy gave birth to a baby boy yesterday! We are all extremely happy to congratulate Scott and his family and ask a key question, ” Can Holland code yet?” Welcome to the world!

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BPMN for People and Robots

I ran across this blog entry titled BPMN for People and Robots by Anatoly Belychook thanks to Sandy Kemsley, and it (and the commenting below it) is a great read on how different tools that “implement BPMN” can very quite

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Lance Gibbs on ebizQ

Lance’s article on “Witnessing Process Failure in Action” is edited and posted on ebizQ today.  Check it out – and the whole series (scroll down to get to the featured articles), which is primarily guest-authored and pretty consistently high quality.

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Stack Vendors vs. Pure Plays

If you follow Dennis Byron’s BPM in Action blog (one of the ones I track in my RSS reader), you might have noticed a series of posts about Stack Vendors vs. Pure Plays here about the enduring debate, here about

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BPMN vs BPEL round 15

Another flurry of updates in the BPMN vs. BPEL discussion: Bruce fires a shot across the bow, and then Keith Swenson makes a response in his own blog, but there is also a pretty good discussion below Bruce’s post in

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BP3 at Lombardi Driven 2009

Lombardi has put up the Driven 2009 site, and announced the dates:  April 20-23, 2009.  If you’re a Lombardi customer and you haven’t attended Driven previously, I think it is well worth the trip, as most previous attendees will tell

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Emergency Cost-Cutting

Sandy has a new post about Gartner’s latest webinar on emergency cost cutting in IT.  The webinar is over but likely they’ll probably allow replay of the webinar soon with registration on their site (if they haven’t already). I think

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Risk Management

Not precisely a BPM reference, but on the Aris BPM Blog, Martin Kling posted an interesting article on Risk Management.  It points out the over-reliance on a poorly understood method can really hurt your business – in this case the

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