Archive for June, 2011

Embedded versus Re-usable Subprocesses in BPMN

Anatoly often posts the best examples and cautionary tales in BPMN2. In the latest post, he derides the limited usability of Swim Lanes in BPMN 2 – And he has a point. On the one hand, embedded subprocesses can’t have

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Editing

Really insightful comments from Jack Dorsey on being “CEO”. Mirroring Steve Jobs’ notion that focus is about saying “no”, Jack talks about editing: We have all these inputs, we have all these places that we could go – all these

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Fred Wilson on Immigration Reform

Fred Wilson (and others) have been advocating for immigration reform – and in particular for doing a better job of hanging onto talented people who want to start companies in the US (thus, the startup visa movement). Vivek Wadwha, Eric

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MWD on TIBCO and ActiveMatrix BPM

Neil Ward-Dutton and MWD have published a brief piece about TIBCO and ActiveMatrix BPM. There’s a more in-depth assessment available as well, coming down the pike. A couple highlights from his write-up: Revenue was up 25% year-on-year License revenue up

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Emerging Tech sector in Austin?

Steve Guengerich on Austin’s “Emerging” Tech Sector: It was that “Tech sector sort of emerging here” comment that triggered my double-take. I know most AustinStartup.com readers are pretty informed tech followers, so this may not be news to many of

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In Other News: Jumping the Shark has Jumped the Shark

Steve Golab of FG Squared writes in the Austin Business Journal: I hate to break it to you. The phrase “thought leadership” has jumped the shark. A social media Web tsunami has spun out over the past decade and made

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Templates Frameworks and Patterns, Oh My!

John Reynolds, commenting on Sandy Kemsley’s blog, where she was writing about Shell’s BPM success story: Note that Sandy’s tale mentions Templates, but it doesn’t say a thing about Frameworks… and to me that’s very significant… As a Professional Programmer,

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MWD on PegaSystems and PegaWorld

Pega has has impressive financial performance over the last few years, as Neil Ward-Dutton documents: The company is currently publishing full-year revenue guidance of around $430m for 2011 – up from $330m or so last year – which means it’s

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Congratulations to OtherInbox

From SXSW website: Launched at SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas startup OtherInbox has experienced strong growth and recently surpassed a major milestone, one million users. That growth is more than double over last year. Their Organizer email application lets users regain

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BPM Delivery Process as a BlueworksLive Template

Lance wrote up a description of a BlueworksLive template we’ve shared with the IBM BlueworksLive community, and it is now published on the BlueworksLive Blog.  It is mostly just a way for us to give back a little to a

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Seven Austin IPOs this Year?

After a long drought, could there really be 7 Austin IPOs this year?  (which doesn’t even include companies that IPOed with significant Austin operations, like Demand Media) The company is the seventh in Austin to file an IPO this year.

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Adam Deane on BPM Consulting

Adam Deane’s blog post put me in a commenting mood, but I thought I’d share on our own blog as well.  Apologies for muddling the terms Adam used – I used “independent” to reference an individual contractor, and “pureplay BPM”

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On The Direction of IBM’s Business Process Manager – Advanced

[Editor’s Note:]  Gary Samuelson joined bp3 full-time in 2011, after years of collaborating on-and-off.  Gary’s been delivering BPM solutions for years, and has been deep into technology development and consulting throughout his career.  We’ll be sharing his blog posts here,

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Now that's what I call Process Improvement

From Columbus, Ohio, OSU reports on a new lighter, stronger steel-making process: The basic process of heat-treating steel has changed little in the modern age, and engineer Suresh Babu is one of few researchers worldwide who still study how to

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IRM BPM Europe Coverage

A few great blog posts covering IRM BPM Europe.  This is a joint EA and BPM conference that was quite well attended by people I follow in the BPM space, but we weren’t able to attend this year.  A few

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Do You Want to Live Forever?

The Economist, a venerable institution in its own right, posts a fascinating article about IBM’s 100 years: IT IS not, by any means, the world’s oldest company. There are Japanese hotels dating back to the 8th century, German breweries that

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Best Apple iOS5 roundup so far?

For my money, this is (so far) the best quick-highlights view of iOS5: Many of the new features in iOS 5 are things we’ve been sitting, waiting, and wishing for since the iPhone first launched. Complete with a more robust

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Great Write-up of Mule+Camel with Activiti

The Activiti in Action blog has some great content with regard to integrating Mule ESB or Apache Camel with Activiti.  The technical discussion is motivated with the following preamble: The Activiti Engine provides a powerful Java API that makes it

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Change Sneaks Up on You

Change can sneak up on you… Or sometimes, it comes accompanied by more press and blog coverage than one can imagine, as with the iPad and its implied impact on PCs. Very few people thought the iPad would impact consumer

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Leadership, Sponsorship, and Politics

These are three different things.  Recently Dave Brakoniecki commented that most successful change implementations or BPM programs had executive sponsorship.  And I responded that, of course, there is selection bias involved- because successful programs will collect executive sponsorship.  I attempted

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Activiti 5.6 Released

Looks like Alfresco’s Activiti 5.6 was released on Wednesday, with direct Mule and Camel support, and a few other features (some of which look to integrate Activiti better with Alfresco). The Activiti team keeps cranking out minor releases with frequency,

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IBM BPM 7.5 Released Today

IBM has released IBM BPM 7.5 today. We’ve already weighed in on 7.5 based on what we heard and saw at IBM Impact last month, hard to believe it is all released less than a month later. IBM has done

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