Archive for September, 2009

CloudCamp London Followup

I wanted to comment on MWD’s blog post to this effect but since I can’t get logged in there, I’ll just put the information here and hopefully it will get picked up by trackbacking. MWD points out the risks that

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Is Xerox a #BPM Company?

Ok, no, Xerox isn’t a BPM company in the traditional sense – they’re not selling BPM software.  But, I think Xerox has reached the conclusion that the process is their product.  And once you realize that, how can you not

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When the Business Drives #BPM

I sat in on a presentation recently that really impressed me.  It was the head business SME presenting the results of a 14-week BPM pilot to the stakeholders – executive and otherwise.  It was an impressive presentation of the process,

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Why Doesn't "Continuous Improvement" Philosophy Apply to #BPM Vendors?

I’m tired of waiting. I think I’ve been spoiled by the pace of Web 2.0 and I’m no longer patient for each major release of enterprise software. In a world where we can receive application updates to SaaS applications daily,

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Starting A Business Process Company

It was just over 2 years ago that I decided to join Lance in starting BP3.  The day that I decided to take the plunge, my wife and I (along with our daughter) met with her sister at a local

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Obscure BPMN Explained (#BPM)

Rick Geneva has a post on the event-based-gateway, offering to demystify it.  Admittedly, this is a feature of BPMN that needs demystifying.  Having worked on the BPM certification for OMG (OCEB), I’m familiar with the event-based gateway.  And I have

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#BPM: Agile or Complex?

Recently in Sandy Kelmsey’s blog, she covered the John Hoogland keynote from Ulm on “Change in Control”.  Pretty good coverage from Sandy (as usual!) and it sounds like it was an interesting keynote.  But there are a couple of points

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Quick Review of "Social #BPM"

Richard Hirsch of Siemens IT Solutions and Services has a post in the SAP community network about “Social BPM“.  Richard states that the goal is to present previous research, opinion, and analysis, before going on to present his own view

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A Couple of Notes on the Economy

This week I’ve seen a few articles at the global, national, and local level about the economy.  McKinsey has a new report out with their global economic conditions survey results.  You have to register for the report. The key finding

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Is Computer Science the Only Major that Matters?

Chris Dixon’s blog, which I recently was turned on to by another blogger, recently opined that the only college major that matters is Computer Science.  Nice to see someone sticking up for my major!  Naturally my bias led me to

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Is #BPM a Waste of Time?

Phil Ayres writes a provocative article on his “Improving IT” blog: “When Business Process Management (BPM) is a waste of time” that BPM projects fall into only two categories: BPM automation Everything else He goes on to say that really

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The Brand Builds Itself

Thanks to Michelle Greer, I found this post on Gaping Void about the using blogs to create a “global micro-business”.  The whole post is a great read about how a tailor in England used a blog to transform and improve

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#Apple: Still America's Best Retailer?

Sometimes its good to review “how we saw the world” at a given point in time.  Back in 2007, 2.5 years ago, Jerry Useem wrote an article tagging Apple as “America’s Best Retailer“. Its still a great read to see

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The Road Repaving Process

Here in Austin it seems a great many of our roads are undergoing a bit of a renaissance as they get repaved or refurbished (stimulus money? Or the city catching up on road maintenance that had been postponed in the

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Data to Support Apple's iPhone Strategy

In previous posts I pointed out how Apple made the right call in putting off all the me-too features in favor of the platform-  and then a followup post on the actual execution of that strategy once the iPhone 3GS

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Capital Factory’s Demo Day ’09 #dd09 #bpm

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend Capital Factory‘s Demo Day ’09.  The brainchild of Josh Baer, along with partners in crime Bryan Menell and Sam Decker, Capital Factory attempts to find promising startups, and then connect them with just

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Priorities, Skills, and BPM

Just read a great article (no surprise!) by Joel Spolsky on Setting the Right Priorities.  His point isn’t about BPM (the article is a somewhat humorous recounting of the many mistakes he feels he made in his start-up).  But it

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Gravity, Google Wave, and SAP

A pretty compelling demonstration of Google’s collaborative features in this article about “Gravity”, which is essentially a mashup of the ARIS modeler and Google’s Wave. Its a great demonstration.  The biggest surprise, I think, was that this was something built

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The Sharepoint Effect Revisited

Like the hydra, Sharepoint is a beast with many heads.  You chop one off and three more grow in its place!  A recent posting by Jim Sinur posits that Sharepoint starts many processes.  As Jim indicates, the use of Sharepoint

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