Archive for May, 2009

BPM Conferences in Trouble?

The Process Maverick (aka Theo Priestley) wrote a pretty interesting blog titled “Calling time on the BPM Conferences“.  In it, he points out: In the last 6 months there’s a growing trend towards offering massive discounting or 2-for-1 deals (is

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A Glass Half-Empty?

A wonderful example of looking at the same glass and seeing it as half-empty rather than half-full, here’s the headline from an article I just read:  “Just 15% of Companies that Implemented a BPM System are Realizing End-User Productivity Gains

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Intalio Crows about New Offerings

Intalio’s Ismael Ghalimi is crowing about some new offerings that are at least partly as a result of some acquisitions they’ve done recently.  The press release announces the new branding that is prevalent on their website.  They are now advertising

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Recap of Robert Shapiro on BPMN 2.0

Sandy Kemsley posted a good recap of a webinar on BPMN 2.0 by Robert Shapiro.  Its a good writeup, and must have been a pretty good webinar. Another link from Sandy – I’m not sure how I feel about this

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Making Decisions with Data

Interesting post on ignoring data by Pete Warden.  The fascinating part about his post is that he argues (with evidence gathered from some other experts) – that sometimes you have to go beyond what the data tells you, or ignore

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Congratulations to SolarWinds, Inc.

SolarWinds just went public today after being fully subscribed in their pricing range.  Reuters reports on the debut, including (at the moment) a 16% rise in the stock on the open market.  This is not only good news for the

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Process Interoperability

A couple of posts on this subject recently, one of them by my good friend John Reynolds (Process Manager Interoperability).  Keith Swenson made a reference to the Wf-XML spec as being relatively little-known and he wasn’t kidding – neither John

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Neil Ward-Dutton and Brandon Baxter Beyond Model Driven Development

Not much time left to register for this one, but it looks promising to me – Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors and Brandon Baxter of Lombardi will be presenting on the subject of gettin Beyond Model Driven Development:  Delivering on

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Teasers for BPM in the Cloud

Dennis Byron has a post up on the BPM in Action blog about technology for BPM in the Cloud, in which Dennis even drops the bomb that he is now convinced by his research (converted, as he put it) into

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Compound Interest and BPM

I read a blog post recently by Mick Liubinskas on first-mover advantage.  But the underlying analogy he uses is compound interest, arguing that the advantage of being “first-mover” is the chance to start accumulating learning and experience earlier than others,

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Phil Gilbert: The Next Ten Years of BPM

No, Phil Gilbert all by himself isn’t the second decade of BPM.  But he wrote a blog post yesterday that certainly paints a great vision for the road ahead.  Phil has a great “voice” in his writing and speaking, motivates

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Lombardi Announces Blueprint Spring Release '09, Teamworks 7

Lombardi just announced Blueprint’s spring release.  Looks like the key features are around Sharing and Linking, as well as controlling participant and author access.  Since the release doesn’t drop til Saturday, we’ll have to wait til next week to do

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OpenAustin.org: a Customer Development Project in the Works?

Recently Austinites (or, some Austinites) expressed frustration (outrage?) that a contract to build a new City website was being filled by a company in California.  Given how many folks there are in Austin who know web design and implementation, and

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A Few Shots Across the Bow of IBM

Looks like I wasn’t the only one who noticed that IBM picked a name for their new “social BPM” site that sounds suspiciously like the most familiar name in that space – Lombardi’s Blueprint.  In my previous post, I noted

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Bruce Silver on IBM's BPM BlueWorks

Bruce Silver just posted a review on IBM’s BPM BlueWorks.  It doesn’t “ship” til end of June, so we can’t play with it yet but apparently Bruce has had a sneak preview. It sounds like  interesting stuff, and surprising (to

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Keith Swenson's 21 Questions to Ask a BPM Vendor

Keith recently listed 21 questions in his blog that he recommends a prospective buyer should ask BPM vendors when comparing products.  Not all the questions are about interoperability exclusively, but the first few are definitely focused on interoperability.  However, you

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Austin-based Vignette Acquired by OpenText

There are just a few software companies in Austin that, if you worked there, will ensure that you are well-networked with most of the current software companies in Austin.  Vignette is one of them.  Everyone knows someone who worked there,

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The Role of Corner Cases in BPM

In a previous article, the Six Barriers to BPM Adoption in the Enterprise, #4 was “The Bus Brake Effect”.  The short version is that anyone on the bus can pull the break and stop everyone’s progress.  For many organizations, that

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Welcoming Two New Members to the BP3 Team

We’ve been working hard on Putting the Band Back Together over the last 2 years. I’m happy to say we’ve just added two new members to the team that have a long, successful history deploying BPM solutions, but who were

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Oracle Buys Sun: Returning to the Old Stack Vendor vs. Pure Play Debate

The News So Oracle just bought Sun.  I didn’t think this had any real bearing on the BPM market because I couldn’t think of any BPM software that Sun has been pushing.  Dennis Byron of ebizQ confirms in his article

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