Archive for May, 2012

Silos in Your Mind

Loved this post by Jaisundar, “Leverage BPM to Kill the Silos. In Your Mind“: …What was worse, these silos did not exist in the IT landscape at all. They were forming in our minds.Yes, business users’ thinking was becoming siloed.

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The Pessimistic View of Silicon Valley

(Ironic to be posting this on the heels of the ATC CEO Summit… ) Steve Blank occasionally gets down in the dumps about Silicon Valley, as in his latest: We can hope that as the Social Media wave runs its

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I Choose Austin

For the record, I Choose Austin, too.  I loved Josh Baer’s response to the recent ATC CEO summit session “Why I Moved My Company to California“.  First he acknowledged the panelists, and their arguments for California: Nobody was bashing Austin,

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Kickstarter Saving Hardware Innovation?

About 6 months ago I became so impressed with the Kickstarter process that I wrote: Yesterday’s post on the Cosmonaut has me thinking about how new products are developed and released into the wild.  We focus so much on startups

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Interview with the IBM Redbook Team

At IBM Impact they asked me for an interview with the Redbook team.  I should have had Flournoy Henry represent us, as he actually helped write the very successful Scalable Processes with BPM Redbook. But, I did my best to

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BPM: One TLA to Rule them All

I love reading Keith Swenson’s blog, not least because he just has a different point of view and it is always good to read something that will challenge the way you see the world.  We continue to agree on a

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Neil Ward-Dutton on IBM BPM v8

Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors weighs in on Impact and IBM BPM v8.  I’ll share a few of my thoughts here as well… So it’s a couple of weeks now since IMPACT (at least for me – I was only

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Collaboration in IBM BPM v8

John Reynolds, on process collaboration: […] What’s really important to me about this scenario is how closely it matches the way most Knowledge Workers really work.  If anything is unclear, Knowledge Workers reach out to someone else and collaborate with

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Now Watch the Video – BP Mobility on Vimeo

There’s just no way to do justice to the BP Mobility offering without having a demo to envision it.  And demonstrating a multi-device mobile app is a bit of a challenge on a Webex – and on most videoconference calls,

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Apple’s Focus on the Details

A new round of Apple rumors is circulating.  This time the focus is on iOS 6 and replacing Google Maps with Apple’s own implementation of maps: More interesting to me is the implication of this switch. Let’s assume that alongside

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Specialization: Apps vs The Web

Sandofsky’s blog of the same name, Apps vs The Web, he makes a couple of points that perfectly capture my feelings about purpose-built mobile apps for BPM.  First, on the question of Apps vs Web: People conflate “apps vs the

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BP3 Presentations from Impact – Mobile and BPM

While most presentations are available on IBM’s Impact resources site, we thought we’d share the presentations that we “own” here as well. We posted them on SlideShare, but unfortunately a few things are lost in the conversion (slide transitions, some

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Bruce Silver’s Review of IBM BPM from #IBMImpact

Bruce Silver put out a review of IBM BPM based on information gathered at Impact and I thought I’d share a few highlights here: BPM took center stage on Day 2 of IBM Impact, which used to be a SOA/BPM

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Flournoy Henry – Famous BPM Author at #ibmimpact

Flournoy Henry was part of the Redbook team that created the “Scaling BPM Adoption” Redbook. It is an important Redbook in that it lays out the coda for getting from project to program.  We’re proud to be in possession of

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#IBMImpact – Interviews and More Interviews

This was my third IBM Impact conference – but the first in which I was asked to do interviews while I was there.  Having what they call a “face for radio”, I’m usually not the first choice for television interviews,

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#IBMImpact Day 3 Update

It’s early Wednesday morning – and so far we’ve had a great Impact conference – packed with so many meetings and conversations that it is really hard to synthesize it all into  blog post. We’ve been too busy to write

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More Good News for Austin Startups

Nice to see friends from Lombardi days doing well, at various startups in Austin. Looks like Social Dynamx has launched its first product publicly: Backed with $2.9 million in angel capital, the company has been operating quietly since January 2011,

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