Posts Tagged "Gartner"

Taking Advice from Analysts

Is there anything better than an analyst firm telling everyone to pivot an industry? Of course, the post was written by Steve Wood, who has an axe to grind about his product, ManyWho, and therefore finds himself attending a conference

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Magic Quadrant Time

(Side Note: Ever notice that “Gartner Magic Quadrant Time” can be chanted to the tune of “Peanut Butter Jelly Time“? ) The real surprise is that Gartner put out another magic quadrant only one year after the previous quadrant.  Gartner

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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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End of an Era

As long as I can remember, Jim Sinur has been writing about BPM.  On his blog yesterday he announced that he’s retiring on May 1st: It’s been a great run, here at Gartner, but all good things must end. I

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Bosch and the MQ

Bosch software was kind enough to respond to a comment in my post from a few weeks ago, in which I stated: It is interesting to see a “big” company take an innovative approach to putting an offering together –

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Just When You Thought Innovation in BPM was Dead…

This is the year for analyst and blogger coverage of previously little-known BPM software providers.  Or newly formed BPM providers, as you might argue with Bosch Software Innovations, who surprised everyone by showing up on the Gartner MQ report for

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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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Reactions to the new Gartner iBPMS Magic Quadrant, part 1

Author’s Note: This is part 1 of a write-up on reactions to the Gartner Magic Quadrant.  It seems enough of a change to warrant more than one post.  I saw the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for BPM – correction, Intelligent

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BPM of the Future

Anatoly recently posted on the future of BPM – replacement or extension? Of course to me the answer is obvious at this point – it is extend, refine, deepen.  Replacement is, at this point, a waste of effort.  Anatoly takes

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Free Press

One of the great frustrations in the BPM market is how difficult it is to get companies to share their successes with BPM.  Unlike the way GE and a few other companies trumpeted their six-sigma successes, companies this time around

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All this "BPM is Dead" Nonsense

I like a good debate as much as the next guy, but I think staking out extreme positions and trotting out the same cliche constructions (“XYZ is DEAD!”) isn’t really that constructive.  Still, it is bound to happen periodically and

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Nobody Cares about BPM… Or do They?

Ian Gotts says nobody seems to care about BPM – on the basis of attending a conference (unnamed) in the USA, that was sparsely attended.  He has a great picture of the room, nearly empty, that presumably he was speaking

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Process Maturity Meets Pareto Principle

Gartner’s Business Process Maturity Model is not for the faint of heart.  I’ve heard a couple of talks on the subject and read a couple of papers, and never found it terribly useful or informative to our action plans with

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BPM Spending and the Hockey Stick

There were several reports about BPM spending going into next year, mostly based on the Gartner report to that effect.  Much of the commentary around this report seemed to be to treat it with cynicism: “I think this is the

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If there's no Design, is there Design by Doing?

Jim Sinur raises this question in a non-confrontational way in his recent blog post.  It’s good to see him back at blogging on the subject of BPM after a short hiatus.  The trend he predicts: As BPM matures it will

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How to Select BPM Services Firms #BPM11

Michele Cantara gave a rapid fire session on the last day of Gartner BPM 2011, covering how to leverage Services firms to gain expertise for your BPM efforts.  As with most presentations there was plenty to agree with, but I’m

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A Quick Review of Gartner BPM 2011 Write-ups #BPM11

There were several blogs about Gartner BPM 2011, capturing overall impressions.  From ebizQ, Ann Stuart reviews the keynotes (including this quote from Daryl Plummer): –Visibility is critical: “If you can’t see it, you can’t fix it. You probably don’t even

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The Great Case Management Debate that Wasn't #BPM11

I was interested to see the “Great Case Management Debate” at Gartner’s BPM 2011 conference.  After all, it has been quite the topic, ever since Keith Swenson put his weight behind the ACM moniker more than a year ago. But

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Who had Something to Say at Gartner BPM 2011? #bpm11

Elise Olding reports on twitter stats in her latest blog post: April 27th stats: # tweets for the day – 637                    # unique tweeters – 91 April 28th stats: # tweets for the day – 789                    # unique tweeters –

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Gartner BPM 2011 Day 2 #bpm11

Day 2 kicked off with deeper BPM-specific content.  Lance and I split up for most of the day, going to different sessions.  But we both came back from sessions with good content.  I attended the DoD session on Semantic data. 

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Gartner BPM 2011 Day 1 #bpm11

We’re attending Gartner’s BPM 2011 conference in Baltimore, and this is the first time we’ve taken two people to one of their conferences and are in full-on attendee mode rather than speaking or participating in a panel. Some general observations:

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Simplicity Defined

You know I like a good discussion of simplicity, but sometimes we have to call out the lack thereof.  The charts on the Aris BPM blog illustrating how simple the SAP BPM story could be: From this “simple” slide, we’re

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Jim Sinur's Top Ten #BPM Developments for 2010

Jim Sinur has listed his top 10 BPM Developments for 2010, and a few choice bits: […] 9.  There are several vendors exhibiting spectacular growth rates (north of 60%) even with the power vendors making an impact. 10.  BPM is

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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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On Cost-Cutting, and Confusing Inputs and Outputs

Donna Fitzgerald of Gartner has a very thoughtful post regarding whether our businesses might have cut too far in this latest economic downturn in a post entitled “Cutting to the Bone and then Some”  I think she makes a few

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Apparently BPMN is Too Hard

Jim Sinur has thrown in the towel on BPMN in his latest post: BPMN for business professionals is just not up to a business level of need. Some folks think that BPMN is good enough for IT and it should

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Confusing the Tool with the Work

Mike Gammage points out that a recent Gartner report touts BPA for the masses, but fails to understand how absurd that sounds: Within this context, how can BPA possibly be an activity for the masses? This kind of analysis is

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Gartner has a new BPMS Definition. Next Step: Business Operating System

Adam Deane noticed a change in Gartner’s BPMS Definition: If you compare it to previous BPMS definitions by Gartner (for example in last year’s Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites), you will see two major additions: 1. Document and

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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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BP3 Makes the Who's Who in BPM Services

Gartner Group’s Michele Cantara just published its list of “Who’s Who” in BPM Consulting and System Integration on December 14th, 2009.  17 Companies are covered, and BP3 is on the list.  Michele gives an overview of the BPM Services landscape,

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Jim Sinur's take on BPM in China

Jim Sinur has his usual pro vs. con argument with himself on the issue of BPM in China. The anti-BPM argument:  lots of cheap labor, 300k+ engineers turned out every year -so why invest in BPM when we can throw

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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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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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Following Gartner's #BPM Conference #GartnerBPM

Unfortunately we at BP3 couldn’t attend Gartner’s conference in Orlando this fall – we’re all busy helping customers with their BPM initiatives this year and couldn’t break free for it.  No doubt there are many BPM practitioners in the same

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Time Boxing – Yes You Can

Jim Sinur wonders allowed whether you can Time Box BPM efforts effectively… and concludes that in some cases you can, in some cases you can’t.  In favor of the “yes” argument: Benefits flow early and the project sponsors look like

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Oracle Buys Sun: Returning to the Old Stack Vendor vs. Pure Play Debate

The News So Oracle just bought Sun.  I didn’t think this had any real bearing on the BPM market because I couldn’t think of any BPM software that Sun has been pushing.  Dennis Byron of ebizQ confirms in his article

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Gartner BPM Summit 2009: San Diego

I was out earlier this week in San Diego for Gartner’s BPM Summit. Dr. John Alden and I did a workshop on Process Measurement which was a three hour session spanning measurement strategy, the culture of measurement, as well as

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The Economy and BPM – an early 2009 update

We’ve been blogging about BPM and the economy since last fall.  In particular, it started with a talk by Jim Sinur at the OMG BPM ThinkTank 2008. So it seems fitting that another post by Jim got my attention today,

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A Late Christmas for BPM

Monday was a pretty big news day in the world of BPM.  Gartner just released a new version of its BPM Magic Quadrant for 2009.  Its been nearly 2 years since the last Magic Quadrant came out, so the interest

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Emergency Cost-Cutting

Sandy has a new post about Gartner’s latest webinar on emergency cost cutting in IT.  The webinar is over but likely they’ll probably allow replay of the webinar soon with registration on their site (if they haven’t already). I think

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Will 50% of BPM Programs Fail?

David McCoy of Gartner recently commented on Elise Olding’s prediction that 50% of BPM Programs will fail.  This is initially a fairly stunning prediction when you are as aware as I am of all the BPM project successes out there,

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As if by Magic

After reading through Phil Gilbert’s CIO article and writing about it, what do I find via the magic of Google Reader, but an article that tells me that (potentially) all is not lost… (as if by magic) In Dennis Byron’s

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Gartner Warms up its BPM Message

I track Gartner’s Blog on Business Process Improvement, which on occasion has a good read, and on Wednesday David McCoy posted about their strategy vis-a-vis BPM for 2009: Everyone knows that BPM can reduce costs. So, BPM should be a

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Measurable benefit in BPM. Where is it? Part I

After getting back from the Gartner 2008 BPM Fall Summit in D.C. my intention was to write up a blog about the summit, highlighting the areas I thought were the most interesting. However, instead of the many topics which were covered

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Gartner BPM in D.C.

Lance Gibbs, our CEO, was at Gartner’s conference this week.  He’ll have some thoughts to share when he returns next week, but in the meantime, once again Sandy Kemsley comes through with session write-ups on her blog. Look to this

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BP3 at Gartner’s Business Process Management Summit 2008

I will be working with a partner colleague to lead a workshop, as part of Gartner’s Workshop Series, this year in Washington DC. I didn’t get a chance to make last year’s session but heard anecdotally it was well represented.

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