Archive for August, 2009

E-commerce News Blames Small Businesses for not Adopting BPM Faster

In an article titled “Getting Small Firms on Board with BPM“, the author starts with the following assertion: The greatest obstacle small business operators face in adopting business process management (BPM) is themselves. That factor could account for the underutilization

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Lombardi's August Blueprint Update

Over the weekend, Lombardi pushed out their August, 2009 Blueprint update.  This release continues Lombardi’s track record of pushing releases out every 6-12 weeks with significant improvements (and yet, without so many changes that current users get lost). In the

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Applying Fast Innovation Techniques to BPM

Interesting article in the MIT Sloan Management Review, “The New, Faster Face of Innovation.”  In this article the author writes about the innovation currently going on in the act of innovating itself.  It seems a bit circular in logic, but

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BPM, ROI, and other TLAs

Jim Sinur produced a small preview of what Gartner’s BPM awards will reveal.  The key passage from his blog regarding ROI: I was really encouraged by the financial returns. Of the 21 companies submitting financial results 12 had break even

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Sometimes Leadership Means Executing the Plan

There are times when we must ditch the plan and we often talk about these moments when a good leader has changed course to effect a better outcome.  These tend to be fascinating decisions to study because we wonder, how

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BPM Experts are not a Commodity

As a firm that is entirely focused on BPM implementations, we get a lot of queries from staffing firms, and I’m going to take this post to speak out against the practice of using these expensive, non-value-adding, players in the

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Buying Success

Recently I was discussing with a colleague at a software vendor what BP3 does for a living.  The question was asked, first, what does BP3 do?  I gave my usual response, which has to do with process improvement and implementing

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The Process Behind Twitter

Interesting tie-in between process and Twitter on GigaOm recently in an article by Jennifer Martinez.  She points out that Biz Stone’s discussion of the future of twitter appears to follow along the lines of Eric Ries’ “Lean Startup“.  Notably, they

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If BPM is so Great, Why isn't Stanford Doing it?

Turns out, the folks at Stanford are doing BPM.  Last week I had the good fortune to visit my Alma Mater (Stanford).  I had heard through the grapevine that Stanford was embarking on BPM, so I took advantage of the

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The Rise of "Social" BPM Tools

I prefer to call them BPM Collaboration tools.  Recently we’ve seen updates to Lombardi’s Blueprint, the release (into Beta at least) of IBM’s Blueworks (interesting choice of names, IBM), and the release of SAG’s AlignSpace. Sandy Kemsley recently reviewed both

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Process Applications – the new Black?

Are Process Applications the new Black of enterprise software solutions? It seems that there have been a flurry of announcements of new process applications.  Certainly some of these announcements are no surprise at all – when they come from an

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Another Model Portability Update

Bruce Silver has posted another update on model portability.  This is related to the previous discussion regarding XPDL, Lombardi Blueprint support, and model portability. In this round, Bruce has time to really dive into the couple of aspects of the

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Callidus Offers BPM for Incentive Management

I missed this press release from just about 2 weeks ago.  I think it will be a growing trend to embed BPM functionality into core business applications.  Callidus‘ offering in particular is interesting because it is a way to extend

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Three of My Favorite Things…

It isn’t that often that I run across a good blog that covers three of my favorite things: Apple (or Apple products) Startups Process But Eric Ries managed to hit all three topics in The Steve Jobs Method.  Eric writes

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