Archive for January, 2010

A Career in #BPM Pays Off

Lest there be any doubt that BPM skills are in demand, Tom Baeyens has pointed out that SimplyHired stats claims the average jBPM salary in CA is US$114,000.  Not bad.  Lombardi BPM shows similar numbers.  It supports what we’ve been

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More on #bpmCamp topics

Continuing on the theme from yesterday, we’ll point out a few more topics here. We’ll have a session (or several sessions) on UI frameworks inside and outside of Teamworks, discussing trade-offs of various approaches and benefits of each. The relationship

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IBM Doesn't Waste Any Time. Neither Does Lombardi. #bpm

Well, as Sandy Kemsley pointed out, this deal closed fast. Equally quickly, Lombardi shows how a SaaS product can catch up to the news (or at least start to), by releasing Blueprint to Websphere Business Modeler integration today. Good start

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#bpmCamp Topics are Taking Shape

I’m excited about the topics taking shape for bpmCamp this week, and I’m going to send out a few teasers before the event starts on Thursday morning.  We’ll do our best to capture as much as we can and share

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Running IT as a Business

MWD Advisors has a post up regarding Running IT as a Business. As they put it, the main objections to this idea seem to be “daft” – that they depend on assuming that IT will run this business in the

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Co-Founders

I couldn’t agree more with Fabrice Grinda’s post on Why you Need a Partner.  Perhaps I’m biased, since BP3 started with two co-founders.  But I also have a lot of friends who own their own business.  And I’ve worked for

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Top Ten List for How to Make Coach Designer Better

We’re partners of Lombardi, and we’re avid users of their BPM software, as it is one of our preferred tools.  And we use the coach designer all the time, but I’d like to take a moment to propose a “Top

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Interesting Read on Hadoop Math

Ok ok, what could possibly be interesting about Hadoop-based systems and Mathematics? Well, it sounds fancier to say Hadoop-based system… but really this basic math applies to any batch-oriented system and those of us who have been writing batch processing

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#bpmCamp Sold Out!

bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford has sold out!  The waiting list is open, however, and we’ll evaluate additional attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis if we get any cancellations. We’re looking forward to seeing 40 participants from at least 11 companies, plus

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Tom Baeyens on Blending Process and Rules

Tom continues to update the world with jBPM updates – in this case, using jBPM 4 and Drools to blend process and rules. His updates definitely play to the technical audience rather than the business – but I don’t find

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Toys of Today

Chris Dixon recently wrote that the next big thing will start out looking like a toy.  No, he’s not presaging the rise of toys as the next trend in retail or tech (although, with 100,000 Apps on the App store

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7 days remaining for #bpmCamp Registration

Time to register for bpmCamp …7 days left to register, and we’re nearly sold out.

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Make No Little Plans

Man. Steve Blank writes some great stuff.  Makes me wish I had gone to epiphany back in the 90’s!  He explains that if you’re going to go work for someone, make sure they have big plans, plans to grow the

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BPM is Dead. Long Live BPM!

The End of Days.. ahem… The End of BPM, is here. Or is it? We have several pundits proclaiming so (either anonymously or otherwise). We have several vendors and analysts and bloggers dancing on the grave of BPM (or the

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Forrester Picks up the Pieces (in #BPM)

Good article from Connie Moore of Forrester yesterday, on assessing the BPM market the day after the Savvion news broke. As she points out, these deals are important because of: Convergence of BPM types Clear signs of expanded interest in

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Hard to Spin This (#apple)

It looks like Nexus One may not be the iPhone killer after all (despite all the Google ads running on TechCrunch these days)… The first quote: Flurry is estimating the Nexus One only sold 20,000 handsets in its first week.

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Announcing a New Office for BP3

BP3 will be moving into new digs come February 1.  Doing this move at the beginning of the year feels like good timing too.  A new year with new goals and objectives – and new professional space to go with

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Enough of this "Departmental BPM"

I think nearly everyone thinks it was a mistake for IBM to position Lombardi as being “Departmental BPM” as a way to explain how it fits within their BPM offerings.  The proof that it is a mistake is the flurry

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Reasons for Optimism in a White Collar Nation

Two articles caught my attention recently because there is an interesting synergy between the two. In the first, Mike Gammage argues that BPM is the best career move for the next decade.  He makes a compelling argument: that BPM is

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And Savvion goes to Progress #BPM

Well, as predicted, the news of IBM acquiring Lombardi was quickly followed by more acquisition news:  today Progress Software announced an acquisition of Savvion. I can’t say that I’m surprised – adding BPM is a logical step for Progress, and

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Is Programming Hard? Is BPM Hard?

Good article by John Reynolds on the age-old question:  is Programming Hard?  We’ve often argued that BPM suites make implementing processes easier by giving the business and technical participants in process implementation a common language for discussing the process.  It

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Congrats to Phurnace, BMC

The news this morning in Austin (besides the chill wind blowing here today) is that BMC just bought local startup Phurnace.  Additional coverage from Austin Startup and Redmonk.    There are a few friends and former colleagues over there, and

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Google Nexus One is Out. I Still Like Apple's Chances.

I’ve been reading the latest flurry of iPhone / NexusOne articles and blog posts making the rounds, and I just can’t resist commenting.  Walt Mossberg gives both products a thumbs up, and Michael Arrington says the Nexus One is better

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Top ebizQ BPM in Action Polls from 2009

Thanks for the shout-out, ebizQ although I could have found a more colorful quote to represent my posts – definitely some good discussion on these boards last year. Here’s a link to their pick for top quotes.

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Early Bird Pricing Extended at bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

Stanford has offered to reduce the regular registration price to the early bird price- $100 for a two-day BPM Conference on the beautiful Stanford campus. Can’t ask for a better bargain. Still a few days left to register…

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BP3 Makes the Who's Who in BPM Services

Gartner Group’s Michele Cantara just published its list of “Who’s Who” in BPM Consulting and System Integration on December 14th, 2009.  17 Companies are covered, and BP3 is on the list.  Michele gives an overview of the BPM Services landscape,

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Large Models in BPMN

A research paper was recently published, which purports to research improving the traversal of large hierarchical process repositories.  After a good introduction and background to the topic, the authors quickly jump to IDS Scheer and IBM’s Websphere as examples of

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Happy New Year 2010

The first day (or two) of 2010.  While some say that this marks the beginning of the Second Decade of BPM, others are proclaiming the Death of BPM.  For those of us at BP3, we remain optimistic about this “second

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