Blueworks Live Update, April 2011
The new Blueworks Live update came out over the weekend, and we took it for a test drive. My impressions were pleasantly positive – this is a more substantial improvement than the last go ’round, and in this case there is something for the user as well as something for the process consultant. First off, moving the reporting functionality to the forefront (Work Stats) helps a lot. We can now see how our processes are being used and the performance of those processes, without going to the administrative screens and digging into them. Nice to know our process on-time performance is in excess of 90%. Probably especially nice for our employees as the most commonly executed process is the vacation change/request process! Getting the more mundane out of the way: Being able to mark any page as your “startup” page is also helpful – because this is the kind of thing that changes depending on what you’re doing. There’s also a handy “Items I’m Following page” which adequately does what it says. The Glossary update was utilitarian, not too exciting for me personally. The two updates that really shine to me are the new Process Templates, and the new Process Playback functionality.