Archive for March, 2013

#bpmNEXT – Additional Writeups and the Church of BPM

Neil Ward-Dutton summarizes bpmNEXT in this blog post, and an item that caught my eye as well was the presence of only the independent analysts: What was a little surprising to me was that the only industry analysts present were

Read More

#bpmNEXT: Paul Harmon’s Overview

Paul Harmon of BPTrends gave a great keynote talk to get things started at bpmNEXT.  Sandy has the best coverage of that talk in her own blog. Key take-aways: There’s been a lot of BPM evolution in the past 10

Read More

bpmNEXT Flashbacks and Highlights

I want to provide some insights from bpmNEXT but I don’t think I can cover every presenter and do them justice in this blog (However, I’ll post a couple more posts to highlight just a few of the presentations).  I

Read More

Forrester Crashing the Party Again

Just when you thought you were safe from Analysts’ judgment, a new Forrester Wave comes out and ranks all the vendors in your space.  Last time it was Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, this time it is Forrester’s Wave. Clay Richardson’s Forrester

Read More

Camunda Branches Out

It has been a flurry of BPM announcements of late.  First, Effektif announces, now Camunda.  Camunda has been a major partner for jBPM and Activiti, and has now branched out to support their own BPM “stack” called Camunda (previously references

Read More

Presenting Mobile BPM at #bpmNEXT

Ivan Kornienko and I presented “BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM” at bpmNEXT on March 20th.  We walked through our thought process around mobile as it relates to BPM, shortcomings of the current approaches (as we see it), and some

Read More

#bpmNEXT – BPM Crossing the Chasm?

I flew up with Ivan Kornienko to the Asilomar conference facility in California on Tuesday – for the brand-new bpmNEXT conference.  The conference, as you may know, is hosted by Nathaniel Palmer and Bruce Silver. We started out in style

Read More

#SXSW Day 4: Running on Fumes

NLP to Starships Day 4 of SXSW was one last blur of sessions.  I started out with something perhaps too cerebral for my not-quite caffeinated state:  Practical Natural Language Processing.  It was a good primer on the state of things

Read More

Effektif and the Tom Baeyens BPM Machine

Tom Baeyens, previously a founding member of jBPM and then Activiti, has now started a new firm, Effektif, which will focus on BPM in the cloud.   Gero Decker of Signavio is involved as well as an investor and partner. The

Read More

Why You Need to Talk to BP3 about Migrating to IBM BPM v8

We’ve been noticing a disturbing trend of late among BPM customers migrating from Teamworks 6 (or similar) to IBM BPM v8.  There seems to be a trend that customers are migrating their models but attempting to avoid migrating runtime data.

Read More

#SXSW Day 3 – DOOM, Signal, Noise, and BBQ

Belatedly I’m getting these SXSW recaps posted! On Day 3, the usual SXSW fatigue sets in – people show up a little later, and the time change (Daylight Savings) doesn’t help!  I started with Houndstooth Coffee – not sure I

Read More

Programming is an Art

It has always bothered me that people think programming is a “rote” exercise. “Hand me the requirements and the code practically writes itself.”  We’re all willing to accept that writing a short story, a novella, or a novel is an

Read More

Austin and Living in the Live Music Capital of the World #sxsw

If you lived on the beach and never went swimming in the ocean, are you really living?  If you live in Austin and never listen to live music, are you really living? Two articles recently call to mind the expectations

Read More

#SXSW Day 2: Reconnecting with Inspiration

There are so many people who are jaded about the SXSW experience.  I can understand that. It is overwhelming in its size and scope as it spreads out in Austin’s Downtown area. And some people don’t like to be mixed

Read More

Software Saves Manufacturing?

In “How Coders can Save the American Factory“, Tim Fernholz raises a few interesting data points: First, it enables increased efficiency with time. SpaceX, the world’s first commercial spacecraft that docked with the International Space Station last summer, leveraged software

Read More

#SXSW 2013 Day 1

Day 1 of SXSW 2013 is in the books.  It was a pretty good day.  For me, it started back in the office – with a view of downtown but too far to walk.  Conference calls started at 8:30am –

Read More

The Nerdpocalypse Returns #sxsw

Here we are, on the eve of the Nerdpocalypse (aka South-by-Southwest), which occurs every year in Austin about this time.  It is almost hard to remember that this started with a music festival and that the interactive part almost happened

Read More

Thinktiv on the Technical Differentiation Recession

Jonathan Berkowitz’s post on Thinktiv’s blog articulates something perfectly that lots of us have been observing in Enterprise software. There’s a technical differentiation recession. “Tech diff” was the single largest moat one could build around enterprise software. Back then, the

Read More

“Austin” Food You Must Try During #SXSW

You’ve been to SXSW before – and you’ve done the Salt Lick run, you’ve eaten at various trailer eateries, and maybe had a few too many “passed appetizer” dinners… So I thought I’d recommend a few places that, to me,

Read More

Copying Apple

Two great blogs about why nobody copies Apple – one by Horace Dediu, and another by Charlie Kindel. Horace asks the question – why doesn’t anyone copy Apple? Put another way: Why is it that everyone wants to copy Apple’s

Read More

Austin: B2B Innovation Hub?

Reading about why TapSavvy Chose Austin (in the spirit of the I Choose Austin meme), there’s a current running underneath the reasons why they chose Austin: Austin has become home to B2B innovation.  Mike Maples Jr. has talked about it

Read More

BPM Could Save Your Life (Revisited)

We’ve previously discussed how BPM can dramatically improve aggregate outcomes in healthcare.  This isn’t just about cost, but about saving lives: DR. PATRICIA GABOW, Denver Health and Hospital Authority: What that translated to at Denver Health last year is that

Read More