Archive for December, 2010

Happy New Year

It is that time again – New Year’s Eve, and time for another quick review of the year just past. 2010 Started with declarations of the Second Decade of BPM, as well as proclaimations of the Death of BPM.  We

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Informed Optimism in the Age of BPM

From Vinicius Vacanti’s blog on How New Ideas Almost Killed Our Startup, there’s a diagram that caught my attention: After more than 3.5 years of BP3, I feel like we’re at stage 5- informed optimism.  We’ve had our uninformed optimism

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Simplicity Defined

You know I like a good discussion of simplicity, but sometimes we have to call out the lack thereof.  The charts on the Aris BPM blog illustrating how simple the SAP BPM story could be: From this “simple” slide, we’re

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Startup Process: Vetting

Love this post by Jason Cohen on vetting a startup, in which he reveals the process he went through to vet two startup ideas in succession, and describing how the process turned out differently for the two ideas: Let me

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Derek Miers on Roles

Anytime Derek publishes, it is worth reading.  This time, it is on the subject of “roles” – and how they are employed by BPM vendors and BPM solutions.  Unfortunately the answer is that each product and each solution just approaches

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Merry Christmas!

As we do every year, we want to wish a Merry Christmas from BP3 to our customers, partners, vendors and colleagues.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!

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RIM: If Complex is Good, They're Fine.

In reading about RIM, I’m always amazed at how complex their statements are about their products.  It is almost the opposite of how Apple talks about their products. Business Week’s quote of Balsillie: “There’s tremendous turbulence in the ecosystem, of

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A Year in the Life of BPM

The Lombardi Blog reminded me that it has been a year since IBM announced its acquisition of Lombardi.  Minhea Galeteanu tells the story from his point of view, and it made me take a step back to think about it

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Activiti 5

This isn’t a review of Activiti 5, per se – I haven’t had time to play with it enough to render a review.  This is a bit like my previous post on the subject, where I had time to download,

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BPM for Twitter?

In Blueworks Live, we almost have a “twitter” client for a BPM offering. In Austin, a new startup, Mass Relevance, may be building the better mousetrap for processes involving twitter – they recently received funding from the usual suspects, including

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IBM Keeps the Updates Coming to Blueworks Live

So far IBM is keeping to their word that they’ll keep the updates rolling with Blueworks Live.  Another update just went live over the weekend, and IBM’s summary of it is posted here.  As one might expect, with an update

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The Agile/BPM Meme

Seems we just posted on Lean-Agile as it relates to BPM, when  another article on Agile BPM appears on ebizQ, by Jack Vaughan. Oh wait, we really did just write about this topic! Only the day before the ebizQ article

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Jim Sinur's Top Ten #BPM Developments for 2010

Jim Sinur has listed his top 10 BPM Developments for 2010, and a few choice bits: […] 9.  There are several vendors exhibiting spectacular growth rates (north of 60%) even with the power vendors making an impact. 10.  BPM is

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Lean-Agile for your BPM Delivery

Why Lean–Agile Delivery for BPM? With all the different techniques out there for software delivery it’s understandable why companies pick different flavors based on the nature of their projects. Even the analyst community at times differs on what iterative-based approaches

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So BlueWorks Live is Live… Now What?? #bwlive

We’d been waiting for Blueworks Live to go live ever since we first heard about it in November.  Now that it is actually live… well, now what? Why, review the reviews, of course! First up: Sandy Kemsley: Lombardi has always

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The First "BPM in Review" Post of 2010

Alberto Manuel’s excellent blog takes on the “year in review” post before anyone else this year! He’s clearly a fan of the emergence of the ACM meme, and not a fan of the Social BPM meme.  He takes issue with

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Tough Economy but Perfect Storm for Startups

Steve Blank writes about the “enterpreneurial singularity“, a result of a combination of factors that make it easier than ever to start up a new company – combined with a set of factors that reduce the opportunity cost of doing

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The Process Knowledge Initiative gets Organized

The Process Knowledge Initiative published a November update recently that had some interesting information about its structure and who the participants are. The core teams have been announced. Interestingly, the technical integration team will be working with “working groups” on

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Skills Shortage in Engineering?

Vivek Wadhwa writes that there is no simple answer to the question of whether there is a shortage or a glut of engineers: So there are many issues here. But the national debates about competitiveness, immigration, and education, typically focus

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New Websphere Lombardi Edition Announced

A few days ago, IBM announced the release of two new versions of Websphere Lombardi Edition: WLE 7.1 for Linux on System z – so you can run the (nearly) latest Lombardi portfolio on a mainframe!  (Note: Phil Gilbert points

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Flexibility, Technical Debt, and Process Debt

Keith Swenson’s article on the fallacy of flexibility makes a good case for lean software development and the Lean Startup: This article is about software design, and makes the case that flexibility for flexibility sake should never be your goal. 

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Fascinating TechCrunch Article on the New Enterprise Customer

Anyone involved in Enterprise software or hardware companies should read this article from TechCrunch.  It has a few key insights, that mirror what I’ve been observing, but put it into words much better than I could have: 20 years ago,

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Anatoly on Signal Events

If you don’t know much about Signal events in BPMN2, read Anatoly’s blog post on the subject: In order to make the diagram work we must limit the signal propagation somehow. How it can be done? The first thing that

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Bruce Silver: Process Mapping Training for Blueworks Live #bwlive

Bruce Silver reminds us that he has helped IBM to produce free training videos for Blueworks Live: With the recent launch of Blueworks Live, IBM has posted an updated version of a set of training videos called Process Mapping 101. 

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