Category Archive for "Lombardi"

#IBMInterconnect Smarter Process Impressions from a Partner

  So I’ve had a week or more to reflect on IBM’s new mega conference, Interconnect.  As an attendee, it was one of the best conferences I’ve had since I started attending IBM conferences at Impact 2010, after the purchase

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Great Coverage in the ABJ Today for BP3

“The thing with Business Process Management is that there is no finish line” – Lance Gibbs, CEO of BP3.   BP3 has been growing leaps and bounds lately.  So it was a great surprise to see this article cross my

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Apparently BPM Died Again

Apparently BPM died again while I was out, and someone forgot to tell me. Well, this isn’t the first time.  In fact, the title is even the same.  Why, way back in 2010, an eternity in technology, I wrote “BPM

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New Gartner BPM Quadrant is Out

Once again, you could argue that in Gartner’s quadrant there are Three Vendors that Matter-  because there are the same three vendors in the Leaders quadrant – with somewhat different positioning:  IBM, Pega, and Appian.  But there’s more to BPM

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Spredfast Raises a Series D

Spredfast announced just after the New Year that they raised $32.5M in a Series D round: Social marketing company Spredfast is announcing that it has raised $32.5 million in Series D funding.The round was led by Lead Edge Capital with

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The Optimist’s View of Automation

Keith Swenson recently wrote about the positive side of automation – that it elevates workers rather than eliminating them.  And history has so far proven Keith right time and time again: History actually shows a different story.  While automation undoubtedly

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Innovation World Coverage (Software AG)

Sandy Kemsley has posted a series of articles on the sessions she attended at Innovation World, Software AG’s user conference.  In this post she talks about ARIS world, the subconference focused on ARIS and its move to the cloud: He

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Joins and IBM BPM – Diving Deeper

[Editor’s note: This is another guest-post from Andrew Paier, our Director of BP Labs at BP3.  In this post he’s examining how Joins work in IBM BPM.  There’s quite a bit of material available online about how Joins should work

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Acquiring Lombardi’s Priorities

Horace Dediu wrote this for the Asymco blog, about Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia: When a prosperous company buys a struggling company you have to wonder what they’re really buying.Here’s how to think about it. A company is defined as the

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Interviewing at #IBMImpact: BP3, BPM, Mobile, Focus

I have to thank Todd Watson and the folks behind the IBM Champion program (Daphne and Justin, talking to you!) for lining up an interview for Live @ IBM Impact 2013.  The focus was on Mobile Business Process Management, though

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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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Blueworks Live April 2013 Update – Just in time for IBM Impact!

So Blueworks Live has been updated with the April 2013 Release.If you haven’t been keeping score, Blueworks Live has been steadily updating every couple of months (6-12 weeks) for years now. David Brakoniecki rightly concludes: “BlueworksLive is clearly being moved

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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

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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.

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Every Once in a While the Tool Matters

Another good post from Anatoly on BPMN pitfalls.  In this post, he discusses a problem of timing, with respect to BPMN messages between processes.  The key example is illustrated by his diagram as follows: A process A sends BPMN message

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BlueworksLive Updates – October and December

While no one was looking, IBM has continued to ratchet up the functionality available in BlueworksLive.  In the October 2012 release: Improvements to navigating and filtering The layout algorithm has been improved, with better support for parallel flows.  This is

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Sandy’s Turn: IBM BPM Analyst Day

So we’ve covered Jim Sinur’s thoughts, and we’ve covered Bruce Silver’s.  Now it is time to take a look at what Sandy Kemsley had to say about it. The short version: Sandy gives the overall approach of analyst day and

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About that Weighting in the Gartner 2012 MQ for iBPMS, Part 3

This is part 3, and probably the last in the series on the Gartner Magic Quadrant on Intelligent Business Process Management Suites. The three Vendors That Matter are: Pegasystems Appian IBM Roughly in that order in terms of how Gartner

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Picking at the Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for iBPMS, part 2

I thought we could spend another post picking at the Magic Quadrant further – both where it might be right (and why), and where it might be too optimistic or pessimistic. Looking at the vendors outside of the three Vendors

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BlueworksLive Update – December 2011

IBM has released a new update to BlueworksLive, on December 17th.  We had a preview just two days before it went live to discuss some of the thought behind the features. What interests me isn’t just the outcome but the

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The Wayback Machine on Appian's Blog is Broken

I got a kick out of reading Ben Farrell’s post on Appian’s blog today,  “What a Difference a BPM Software Acquisition Makes: A Look into the Wayback Machine“.  I think Ben thinks he’s really caught out Phil Gilbert, formerly President

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Bruce Silver Reviews IBM BPM 7.5

Bruce has left no stone un-turned in his review of IBM BPM 7.5.  In his words: IBM is the big dog in the BPMS landscape.  BPM 7.5 combines the old WebSphere Lombardi Edition and WebSphere Dynamic Process Edition (aka Process

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Integrating a Startup

I’m sure several BPM firms could comment on this article by Jacob Ukelson, as so many of them have been acquired over the last few years!  Jacob gives “10” rules for doing this successfully, and they’re all good.  In particular:

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In-depth Review of IBM Blueworks Live

If you’re interested in reading a near-treatise on first impressions of IBM’s Blueworks Live, Joe Pluta has provided it on IBM Systems Magazine: The Lombardi Blueprint tool has a different focus: it concentrates on the capability to allow members of

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TIBCO acquires Nimbus, Business DNA

TIBCO has announced its acquisition of Nimbus today: Nimbus provides a strong complement to TIBCO’s event-enabled infrastructure software platform. Whereas TIBCO has traditionally focused on the automation of data, systems, and processes, Nimbus allows business users to collaboratively describe and

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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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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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Great Response to our #IBMImpact Presentation: Keeping the "Business" in BPM

We are truly grateful for the opportunity to present at Impact.  It is a rare opportunity to share what you do for a living with your colleagues and peers – and I just wanted to take time out to the

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Phil Gilbert on IBM BPM 7.5

Video of Phil Gilbert on IBM BPM 7.5.  Personally I like the motivational background music – surprised it wasn’t something by Dylan… I first noticed it on the BPM Socialite blog, but it is also on Youtube / embeddable.  

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder with IBM BPM 7.5 #ibmimpact

The early reviews of IBM BPM 7.5 were out last week, while IBM Impact was still in full swing.  It seems that the analysts in attendance were of differing opinions about the strength of IBM’s update to 7.5 – with

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Penny for Your Thoughts (IBM BPM 7.5)

Much has now been written about IBM BPM 7.5.  We’ve blogged about it before Impact, and we’ve obliquely referenced it since Impact.  And we’ve enjoyed reading all the other reviews out there. So we won’t rehash the feature by feature,

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IBM Quietly Updates BPM

On April 5th, with little fanfare, IBM updated several pages pertaining to its BPM offering. IBM BPM v7.5 “provides a comprehensive platform for visibility and management of your business processes“. First off, I like the simplified name (note the dropping

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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

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Bruce Silver's BPMN2 Interchange Update

Bruce has been writing about BPMN2 model interchange for some time, and I’m a fan of the work he’s doing in this regard, and the light he’s shining on lack of vendor effort. Here’s his latest take on the status

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The Experience Starts in the First Minute

I’ve worked chiefly for 3 companies in my career.  In each of the first two, there was quite a focus on installation being easy.  This cuts against the grain for most enterprise software companies.  They mostly get used to a

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Lombardi's Rod Favaron Joins SpredFast as CEO

Rod Favaron was our CEO at Lombardi during my tenure there, and continued on through the transition to IBM.  The news today in Austin is that he has now joined Spredfast as the CEO.  From AustinStartup: Spredfast today announced that

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Blueworks' January 2011 Update

True to their word, the folks at IBM are updating Blueworks Live rapidly.  The January release brings minor modifications that continue to polish the main ideas in Blueworks: Blueworks introduces the concept of a “Glossary” – allowing an admin to

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A Year in the Life of BPM

The Lombardi Blog reminded me that it has been a year since IBM announced its acquisition of Lombardi.  Minhea Galeteanu tells the story from his point of view, and it made me take a step back to think about it

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New Websphere Lombardi Edition Announced

A few days ago, IBM announced the release of two new versions of Websphere Lombardi Edition: WLE 7.1 for Linux on System z – so you can run the (nearly) latest Lombardi portfolio on a mainframe!  (Note: Phil Gilbert points

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Anatoly on Signal Events

If you don’t know much about Signal events in BPMN2, read Anatoly’s blog post on the subject: In order to make the diagram work we must limit the signal propagation somehow. How it can be done? The first thing that

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Sandy Kemsley's Coverage of BlueWorks Live

Sandy attended a sneak peak of Blueworks Live recently, and has reported on it in her blog: They are trying to reinvent the public BPM community, while avoiding the problems that they perceive with other vendors’ community sites: They are

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Lombardi BPM on the Road

The IBM Lombardi blog has an update on their Roadshow, where they are showing off the Websphere Lombardi Edition product: Impact 2010 proved to be a launching ground for Lombardi BPM. Since the flagship event in May, Lombardi BPM has

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"It Just Confirms I'm as Smart as I Thought I Was" part 2

Gartner’s 2010 Magic Quadrant for BPM Suites is out.  As Sandy Kemsley points out, you can almost determine the contents of the report from the requisite vendor press releases (which reminds me of our previous post on the Forrester Wave):

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"It Just Confirms I'm as Smart as I Thought I Was"

So the new Forrester Wave is out.  What’s that? you hadn’t heard?  If not, you haven’t talked to anyone in the analyst or BPM vendor community in the last 24 hours! As usual, there are a raft-load of vendors declaring

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Something Besides BPMN for Requirements Solicitation

Matt Harding of Aurora Energy just posted this on the SAP community blog: Within business process modelling (from a detailed requirements and process design perspective), I believe the best option for business users is to use BPMN.  But the question

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August 2010 Blueprint Update

IBM has put out the latest BPM Blueprint update today.  It isn’t the most exciting update they’ve ever made to Blueprint, but of course I’d rather see incremental and frequent updates than one big overhaul for a service like this. 

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Bruce Silver Reviews TIBCO ActiveMatrix BPM

A while back, Bruce Silver wrote up another thorough review of a BPM vendor’s offering, and this time it was TIBCO’s ActiveMatrix BPM.  There were a couple of nuggets that jumped out at me: TIBCO is pushing task distribution as

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Blueprint June 2010 Update, Incrementally More Social

I don’t catch all of the updates to Blueprint, but I did see this one go past my inbox.  Once again, the folks from Lombardi (now IBM) have kept turning the crank on incremental improvement in Blueprint.  I believe this

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Bruce Silver takes me to task (and IBM too)

Well, I gave Bruce a hard time in our blog recently, and of course I should expect that if I do that, a fellow blogger and BPM guru like Bruce will return the favor! Bruce writes an excellent follow-up piece

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#IBMImpact themes: Consumability and Consolidation

I was fortunate to finally meet Neil Ward-Dutton in person at IBM Impact this year.  We attended different sessions for the most part, so our one meeting was just for a few minutes by the escalators.  And I’ve often found

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