The Problem A good friend, John Reynolds, has eloquently commented on a subject near and dear to my heart: Leadership. More specifically, Project Leadership vs. Project Management: My job lets me work with talented programmers and business people all over
Austin Startup has just run a piece on the 2nd Annual Capital Factory Demo Day: The 2nd Capital Factory Demo Day is coming on September 8th. We will have 300 investors, press, and technology entrepreneurs in attendance to watch the
Ann All poses the question: “Is CIO the Right Person to Champion Process Improvement?” on the ITBusinessEdge Blog: I’ve written about this idea several times. It’s hard to argue against the need for a chief process officer. Yetmany organizations do
Matt Harding of Aurora Energy just posted this on the SAP community blog: Within business process modelling (from a detailed requirements and process design perspective), I believe the best option for business users is to use BPMN. But the question
Keith Swenson has announced a case management mentor meeting (or ACM Mentor Camp) following the BPM 2010 conference, at the same venue: The “Adaptive Case Management Mentor Camp” has just been announced. This will be a meeting of minds for
IBM has put out the latest BPM Blueprint update today. It isn’t the most exciting update they’ve ever made to Blueprint, but of course I’d rather see incremental and frequent updates than one big overhaul for a service like this.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal, 40% of US Professionals want to quit. Wow. But lets turn out attention to why so many professionals want to quit: their employers view them as a liability rather than an asset (read
Max J Pucher has written recently that BPM is, essentially, common sense management that could be gleaned from dozens of management books: In these times I would call BPM common sense management. It is no longer new or a mystery!
The Process Cafe posits that Humans are your Process’ Greatest Failure Point: Humans are your most crucial failure point in a process. When ever you are designing processes (or systems to support processes) you should ensure you try and minimise
Great post by R “Ray” Wang on Enterprise Irregulars about building a “Star Analyst” Firm. While it is targeted at star analyst firms, most of the points apply well to any services firm that intends to trade on the idea
Mike Gammage posts the question: is BPM ethical? Against this background, the hard reality is that the business case for any significant BPM project is almost invariably based on job losses. The jobs may be lost through automation, or through
The Death of Google Wave is interesting. We’ve written about Wave before, several times, but in particular when SAP put out its “Gravity” demonstration. The official Google Blog blames the closure of Wave on a lack of user adoption: But
Sandy has a good review of Metastorm’s M3 offering on her blog, posted on 7/30/2010. From her review, it sounds like Metastorm is focused on a Microsoft-platform strategy (Azure), which at this point is mostly collaborative business modeling, but as