Blueprint June 2010 Update, Incrementally More Social

Scott Francis
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I don’t catch all of the updates to Blueprint, but I did see this one go past my inbox.  Once again, the folks from Lombardi (now IBM) have kept turning the crank on incremental improvement in Blueprint.  I believe this is the second update since IBM finalized its purchase of Lombardi in February. In this iteration, attention to the news feed and the “follow” feature have been added, along with other minor fixes and enhancements.  The follow feature in particular is useful across a bigger organization with a lot of modeling and collaboration going on.  It is a great example of a “social” feature making it into a design environment:  you can now “follow” just about anything in Blueprint, to keep up to speed with changes in processes that you care about. Of course, my first thought when I see this is – I want this in Websphere Lombardi Edition – the process implementation product suite that goes with Blueprint and came along with Lombardi in the acquisition.  I want this kind of functionality for the runtime as well – the ability to “follow” just about anything I might interact with – processes, tasks, users… Overall I like the changes, looking forward to more improvements…