Archive for November, 2009

#bpmCamp 2010 Stanford Wiki is up

The official wiki for bpmCamp 2010 is up (and the landing page has been updated accordingly).  The direct link to the wiki is www.bpmCamp.org/wiki which forwards you to a Google “Sites” wiki.  Although it arguably isn’t the best wiki product,

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Optimism in a Tough Economy

Great article from the business insider here.  In it, John Mauldin makes a great case for optimism in the long run, despite a lot of short-term difficulties.  Its a long read but well worth it as we approach the end

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Mashup Tools for BPM

So Ishmael has a good post about the Intalio|Cloud Mashup tool.  It looks pretty cool from a technical point of view, and from an “exposing mashup capabilities to people otherwise unfamiliar with them” point of view. I’m wondering what other

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers, partners, team members, and family.  We couldn’t do it without you!  We’re very thankful for all of your support, and we couldn’t do this without you.  Hope you are all getting

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Soduko Conquered by Process

I had to laugh when I read John Reynolds’ latest post, regarding a process for solving Soduko puzzles.  My parents are avid Soduko puzzle fans, so I hope they never read this!  I’ve never been interested in the Soduko puzzle

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Data Warehouse… Process Warehouse?

Interesting post from ActionBase’s Jakob Ukelson, positing that we need a process warehouse to store all the process data we produce. As he puts it: That led me to start thinking about the notion of a process warehouse – something

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Preventing the Death of Email

Keith Swenson has a few posts on the frustrations of email these days – and after some time experimenting and a friendly nudge from me, he’s come around and tried OtherInbox. The problem?  Too much spam, which makes email nearly

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Lombardi Events in the fall of 2009

There was a post over on Lombardi’s “Process People” blog referencing all the events they’ve attended in the Fall of 2009, from Gartner BPM Summit to Forrester’s BTF to the Gartner ITxpo. Event schedules have wound down for 2009… but

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bpmCamp 2010 Landing Page is up…

We now have a landing page up with a stable URL for bpmCamp 2010 – http://www.bpmCamp.org (Updated link to the external url that will forward you to the right place) This will be a stable place to find links to

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Apple's Strategy Pays Off

Apple’s net profit from iPhone’s exceeded Nokia’s by approximately 50% ($1.6B in net for Apple, $1.1B in net for Nokia). Its the first time Apple’s net profit in phones exceeded Nokia’s, and it is a dramatic reversal. Just 7.4 million

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Should I Stay or Should I "Go"

So, when twitter turned up mentions of a new language from Google called Go, I was sure it was a prank.  I even looked at the calendar to see if it was some kind of day worthy of pranking the

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Innovation in IT Offshoring? Impact on #BPM?

Continuing on an economic theme within our blog, topical due to the economic challenges and BPM’s relevancy to those challenges, here’s another offering along those lines.  A recent McKinsey Quarterly article discusses a new “managed services business model” that helps

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An Appstore for your Car?

I just read an article in Fortune Magazine (my favorite offline read for flights or other times when I can’t be online), in which Michael Copeland argues that we need a revamping of the computing of autos.  As he points

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Good Process Collaboration Case Study

There was a pretty interesting case study for process collaboration shared on the Lombardi wiki recently.  Worth a quick read.  Tools like Blueprint are going to make this kind of story increasingly common.  Mostly people think of these BPM SaaS

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Leadership Matters (it matters in BPM too)

Read a fantastic article on the business insider about leadership, as written from the perspective of two gentlemen who served in Iraq as infantry officers in the Marine Corps. The quick highlights: Respect your people, your team.  But then they

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A Hunch About bp3 and #BPM

If you haven’t used the site, hunch, you might want to give it a look.  Its pretty interesting, as it attempts to crowdsource decisions.  Hunch also does a pretty good job of anticipating your answers to questions based on your

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More bpmCamp Details!

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of bpmCamp, here are the most crucial details for bpmCamp, to answer the most obvious questions you might be asking.  There are many more details to come, and all of this information will find its

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Set the Date: A #BPM Unconference #bpmCamp

Background: BPM Conferences Are Good… Conferences are a great way for colleagues and peers to network, share best practices, and re-energize and re-motivate their efforts.  In particular we’ve enjoyed participating and presenting at Lombardi’s Driven conferences in the past, and

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Google #Wave – A Disruptive #BPM Solution?

I’ve previously written about various Google Wave blogs and the SAP Gravity Demo, and continuing on that theme, Jacob Ukelson asks whether Google Wave is good enough to become a disruptive force as a “good-enough” BPMS, on the ActionBase blog.

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iPhone in the Enterprise

A new article from TBIResearch concludes that employees are driving iPhone adoption in the enterprise.  This fits the anecdotal observations I’ve made about my own friends – that those who can choose, are largely choosing iPhones, and those who can’t,

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The Network Effect, #Austin to San Francisco

A funny thing happened the other day on the way to the hotel. I’m commuting to San Francisco for a really interesting application of BPM technology to customer service scenarios for a company that doesn’t sell product – they sell

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SearchCIO's Podcast on #BPM Vendor Selection

Search CIO posted a good podcast about two weeks ago on the topic of selecting BPM tools / vendors, interviewing Mike Kravis.  There were a couple points I wanted to pull out from the transcript and expand on: Mr. Kravis

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Not Sold on "Dynamic #BPM"

The concept of “Dynamic BPM”, when explained, is certainly useful.  But I’m not much of a fan of the term itself.  First, it is yet another buzzword that means whatever the vendor du jour says it means.  So all the

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Is Videoconferencing Finally Making a Difference?

In a Forrester blog that usually focuses on more “process” and “application” issues, Claire Schooley recently blogged about Telepresence and Video Collaboration.  It might seem a little off-topic, but we at BP3 have written a few posts about video conferencing

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