Category Archive for "bpmCamp"

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Bob Golladay, IBM, and BP3

To open day 2 of BPMCAMP, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bob Golladay, the IBM Smarter Process Leader for Europe.   We wanted to bring Bob to our event for two reasons:  first, because Bob has been instrumental in

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BPMCAMP Sessions: BPM Trends Kickoff

Our CEO, Lance Gibbs, kicked off BPMCAMP with his insights into BPM trends based on the last year’s worth of conversations with customers, prospects, and partners. “intelligent BPM” is impacting customer experience, but isn’t reaching mainstream capability yet. Inhibitors are

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The Value of Being There

In a day and age full of the virtual, perhaps we place a little more value on the personal, and the real. Virtual is better than letters, or email, but it isn’t better than a handshake or a hug, and

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BPMCAMP Topics

BPMCAMP is coming in just two weeks to the Four Seasons in Austin.  And as the content has come together I’m excited to be a fly on the wall in some of these sessions: Redefining the COE given what we’ve

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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4

Our BP Labs team has released Brazos UI Enterprise version 4 last week.  I can’t emphasize enough what an awesome bit of engineering and coordination this release represents. Before we get into the details, let me just say how proud

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BPMCAMP 2015 In 3 weeks

It’s hard to believe BPMCAMP 2015 is only a few weeks away.  The content sessions are shaping up to be truly awesome. This is the conference we want to run for our own team, and we invite customers to join

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BPMCAMP: In about Six Months…

The best practitioner event in BPM is in six months: BPMCAMP 2015 in Austin. Two years ago, we decided to run our internal all-hands meeting like a mini-conference. Last year, we invited a few customers down to Austin to join

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2014: Year in Review

I think it is no exaggeration to say that 2014 has been a banner year for BP3. This year we released Brazos Portal, and Brazos UI Enterprise.  We released Neches Analysis into Beta, a product we think will change BPM implementations

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Session Notes from BPMCamp: BPM Insights into Continuous Improvement

We started off BPMCAMP right with a presentation from one of our customers – Sean Perry of CUNA Mutual, who gave our team and our customers an overview of his insights into BPM and Continuous Improvement. I noticed at IBM

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7 days to BPMCamp

We’ve been doing our all-hands meeting in the late summer or early fall for the last 4 years – this year will be our fifth. And the fifth comes at a time when our company seems to be firing on

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BP3 is BPM: Why We Do What We Do for IBM Impact and our Customers

[Editor’s Note: This was posted on the IBM Impact Blog – re-posted here for the convenience of our regular RSS readers!] We’re excited about our 4th year at IBM Impact.  Every year we’ve increased our investment.  The first year, immediately

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SXSWi 2011. Day 1. BPM @ SXSW

Day 1 is over.  For me.  For many people at SXSW interactive, 11:30pm is just midway through the evening. But Day zero was interesting too.  We attended a tech happy hour on Thursday night.  Surprisingly, I ran into an ex-IBM

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I've got one word for you…"BPM"

I’m reminded of The Graduate: I want to say one word to you. Just one word… Plastics. BPM is apparently going mainstream.  And now we’re seeing analysts (Connie Moore) and the industry note that there’s a career in BPM: All

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Leadership: It's not just for BPM Anymore

On this blog, we typically discuss leadership in the context of BPM projects, initiatives, and programs.  Because BPM efforts typically cut across departmental and organizational boundaries, they also typically require an extra measure of leadership to convince people to something

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Unconferences and BPM?

I’m not aware of a BPM conference labeling itself an “un”conference prior to bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford, in january of this year, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t one that I’m unaware of.  Our first attempt was a big

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Case Management Mentor Meeting

Keith Swenson has announced a case management mentor meeting (or ACM Mentor Camp) following the BPM 2010 conference, at the same venue: The “Adaptive Case Management Mentor Camp” has just been announced.  This will be a meeting of minds for

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#IBMImpact: What we Learned at bpmCamp

I’ve been a little remiss in reporting in on my own session at IBM Impact.  As part of Lombardi Day, I gave a short presentation on the unconference we put together, in collaboration with Stanford University, in January. I’m embedding

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Updated Lombardi Day Schedule

IBM’s Lombardi team recently posted an updated schedule for Lombardi Day and Lombardi sessions that will be happening later in the week.  We’re still on for a 3:45 session on Monday discussing what we learned from bpmCamp 2010.

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Startup Lessons Learned Conference

Every so often, a conversation builds to critical mass and demands an in-person meet-up.  Eric Ries pulled this show together, and I have to say there is some great video, and there were some great presentations to browse to get

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Offshoring Discussion at #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

One of the most anticipated sessions at bpmCamp was a discussion on off-shoring.  It had one of the highest turnouts of day 1. There were some interesting observations from the discussion : Everyone agreed that daily communication across multiple mediums

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User Interfaces in #BPM – #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford session

We had a session on User Interfaces built on top of Teamworks at bpmCamp.  It was an interesting, technically detailed discussion – but what I took away from it were some key questions for process authors or process application developers:

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Testing and Performance – #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

We had two somewhat related sessions at bpmCamp – one in which Flournoy Henry presented findings and data for scaling Teamworks, and another discussion with Dave Knapp engaging the group in a discussion about testing in Teamworks. Of course, many

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Fixed Effort, Variable Scope? #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

I’ve been remiss in getting the last couple of bpmCamp updates out to the the blog, In one of the sessions on the first day, I gave a summary of an approach to BPM projects that I like to call

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What We Learned at bpmCamp: BP3 to Speak at IBM Impact

I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at IBM Impact / Lombardi Driven – I’ll be sharing what we learned at bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford, covering several topics from the unconference we held at Stanford at the

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Mixed Reviews on BPM Conferences

This isn’t particular or specific to the world of BPM conferences – there’s a general “conference malaise” going on – in which only the “best”  conferences are really tearing it up. Outside of the BPM world, its clear that conferences

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#bpmCamp 2010 Discussion on Offshoring

One of the popular sessions at bpmCamp was a session on offshoring, from which we have a few notes preserved.  Steve Lang from Ford moderated the discussion, which by all accounts was a lively one. Several of the teams in

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Lance Gibbs: Value-Driven Delivery at #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

Lance Gibbs gave a well-attended talk on moving from Plan-Driven to Value-Driven delivery at bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford.  There are some great slides in this presentation, and the approach dovetails well with Lance’s ability to get people focused on what

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Web Applications Masquerading as Processes

Or was that the other way around? Prashant Gadgil gave a presentation at bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford on this topic – because often business process problems are described as a process but require a full-fledged web application to properly address

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Creating and Retiring Process Debt at #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

The first go-round on Process Debt got quite a few reads and private emails and comments that motivated me to keep thinking about his topic and how to further clarify process debt so that we can use this concept to

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BPM Requirements: How Much is Enough? #bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

At bpmCamp we had a great session on BPM Requirements led by Zelda Durden.  Often the answer to the question “How much is enough?” is “I know it when I see it” – but we wanted to go deeper, and

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#bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford – Overview

Last week Stanford hosted the first “bpmCamp” for Lombardi Teamworks and Blueprint practitioners.  By all accounts the event was a success – sold out at 40 participants – and with some truly great interactive sessions and discussion that is hard

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More on #bpmCamp topics

Continuing on the theme from yesterday, we’ll point out a few more topics here. We’ll have a session (or several sessions) on UI frameworks inside and outside of Teamworks, discussing trade-offs of various approaches and benefits of each. The relationship

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#bpmCamp Topics are Taking Shape

I’m excited about the topics taking shape for bpmCamp this week, and I’m going to send out a few teasers before the event starts on Thursday morning.  We’ll do our best to capture as much as we can and share

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#bpmCamp Sold Out!

bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford has sold out!  The waiting list is open, however, and we’ll evaluate additional attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis if we get any cancellations. We’re looking forward to seeing 40 participants from at least 11 companies, plus

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7 days remaining for #bpmCamp Registration

Time to register for bpmCamp …7 days left to register, and we’re nearly sold out.

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Early Bird Pricing Extended at bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford

Stanford has offered to reduce the regular registration price to the early bird price- $100 for a two-day BPM Conference on the beautiful Stanford campus. Can’t ask for a better bargain. Still a few days left to register…

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Apex and BP3 Co-Sponsoring Dinner after #bpmCamp

I’m pleased to announce that Apex Consulting and bp3 will be co-sponsoring a free dinner for attendees of bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford on Thursday, January 28, 2010. We want to welcome anyone who can attend bpmCamp to also join us

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Travel Update for #bpmCamp

Travel logistics have been updated, click here for details.  The short version:  we’ve secured a discount to the Stanford Guest House, which has the advantage of being on shuttle routes and being on campus… and being highly affordable.  But there

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Join the bpmCamp discussion

To join the bpmCamp discussion, just join the Google Group below. Membership in the Group also gives you full editing access to the bpmCamp wiki – where you can propose topics, volunteer to speak or lead a discussion, etc. Subscribe

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#bpmCamp Registration is Open

Registration for bpmCamp is now open. Please Register Here.  All registrations are subject to approval to make sure that we fill our limited space with Lombardi practitioners first.  If you’re a partner or employee of Lombardi, rather than a customer-practitioner,

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Pricing and Early-Bird Announced for bpmCamp

We’re pleased to announce the pricing for bpmCamp will be $100 for early-bird registration, and $150 after that. Early Bird registration ($100) ends January 1, 2010. Regular Registration ($150) closes January 21, 2010. bpmCamp 2010 @ Stanford will get started

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#bpmCamp 2010 Stanford Wiki is up

The official wiki for bpmCamp 2010 is up (and the landing page has been updated accordingly).  The direct link to the wiki is www.bpmCamp.org/wiki which forwards you to a Google “Sites” wiki.  Although it arguably isn’t the best wiki product,

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Lombardi Events in the fall of 2009

There was a post over on Lombardi’s “Process People” blog referencing all the events they’ve attended in the Fall of 2009, from Gartner BPM Summit to Forrester’s BTF to the Gartner ITxpo. Event schedules have wound down for 2009… but

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bpmCamp 2010 Landing Page is up…

We now have a landing page up with a stable URL for bpmCamp 2010 – http://www.bpmCamp.org (Updated link to the external url that will forward you to the right place) This will be a stable place to find links to

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More bpmCamp Details!

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of bpmCamp, here are the most crucial details for bpmCamp, to answer the most obvious questions you might be asking.  There are many more details to come, and all of this information will find its

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Set the Date: A #BPM Unconference #bpmCamp

Background: BPM Conferences Are Good… Conferences are a great way for colleagues and peers to network, share best practices, and re-energize and re-motivate their efforts.  In particular we’ve enjoyed participating and presenting at Lombardi’s Driven conferences in the past, and

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