Posts Tagged "Neil Ward-Dutton"

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Coverage of the IBM #ProcessTransformation Event

This week the attention may be turned to World of Watson, but last week it was all about Digital Transformation and BPM: Process Transformation. James Taylor took a turn at blogging the Process Transformation event last week – an intimate

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MWD on #bpmNEXT

Neil Ward-Dutton’s session at bpmNEXT was “Remixing BPM for the digital age”:The main point I made: BPM technologies deliver capabilities that all organisations pursuing a digital transformation agenda need – work co-ordination and knowledge sharing at scale; the ability to

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BP3 on MWD’s Radar

On the heels of new product releases Friday, it feels like an appropriate time to talk about an analyst report on BP3:MWD recently published a report in their “on the radar” series about BP3 and our market-leading Brazos UI offering. 

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The Business of BPM at #bpmNEXT

bpmNEXT has been experimenting with the format on the first day of the event, a format they call the business of BPM.This year it started with Nathaniel doing a reprise of his predictions for BPM over the next 5 years. 

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Ideas and Execution

Great note from Neil Ward-Dutton over at MWD Advisors – commenting on a recent conversation he’d had:We were talking about different ways that organisations are looking to drive innovation into established businesses – hackathons, corporate VC activities, and so on

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Neil Ward-Dutton’s Take: A Masterclass in Customer Centricity

At BPMCAMP this year we had the honor of Neil Ward-Dutton attending alongside our team and our customers.  We’ve been following Neil’s work and MWD’s research for years, and I think we both felt it was time for Neil to

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More BPM Coverage and Trends from MWD

Over the last month or two I’ve noticed a few write-ups of BPM firms from MWD: Software AG’s BPM offering, which due to acquisitions is quite broad, though not often described as well-integrated.  “Looking specifically at the BPM platform provided

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Congrats to MWD: 10 years!

I just saw this post from Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors. It’s 10 years since we started MWD Advisors… a time before the launch of the iPhone, Twitter and Amazon Web Services, and when Facebook was still a hobby site.

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BPMN Interchange

BPMN Interchange has been the promised land for BPMN enthusiasts for a long time.  Neil Ward-Dutton has an update from a recent OMG technical meeting in Berlin, where a live-streamed demonstration of interchange was carried out – perhaps the second

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BPM: Still not Dead

Neil Ward-Dutton was at AppianWorld recently, where he no doubt saw demos of Appian’s software that Appian has been (so far) reluctant to show other BPM vendors and gurus at bpmNEXT each year!But beyond that, apparently some numbers were discussed,

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Neil Ward-Dutton: Schrödinger’s BPM #bpmNEXT

Neil Ward-Dutton captured the cognitive dissonance in BPM perfectly, with his talk entitled “Shrödinger’s BPM” -is BPM dead or alive? This question has been asked so many times, and answered, but I like Neil’s take on it.  He presents the

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bpmNEXT 2015 Program and Schedule Are Up

We’re really looking forward to the 2015 lineup for bpmNEXT.  This has been the best conference for innovative BPM technology for the previous two years, and 2015 promises to continue the trend. More on the program here. I’m honored to

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MWD on Pega

Interesting report from MWD on Pega’s recent 2013 results.  As Neil Ward-Dutton points out, it isn’t all bad for Pega.  They just topped $500M in revenue for the year, and grew 10% YoY… but: 10% growth is good growth in

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bpmNEXT and the State of BPM

I loved Neil Ward-Dutton’s piece on the changing face of BPM, which is also a nice plug for the bpmNEXT event we’re both attending this week.  The pundits who think BPM is dead weren’t at bpmNEXT last year or they

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MWD on Appian

Recently saw an update from MWD on Appian’s positioning: Earlier this week Appian Corp announced that seasoned VC Harry Weller of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) has joined its board. Weller is an acknowledged VC star; he’s been on Forbes’ Midas

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Effektif: Spelling it is Harder than Using it

Not too long ago, Tom Baeyens gave demonstrations of Effektif to myself and several other bloggers and analysts.  Sandy Kemsley and Neil Ward-Dutton did such a good job covering the release that I didn’t jump on the bandwagon right away.

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Thoughts on MWD’s Predictions for BPM in 2014

I missed this post first time around, but just ran across Neil Ward-Dutton and MWD’s take on BPM in 2014.  It is a good quick read, along with a report that you can download with a subscription.  If I may

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Is Design IBM’s Future Edge?

So today I went for a visit to the IBM Design Studio in Austin. Phil Gilbert and the Design Team (Adam Cutler, Fahad Osmani, Emily Jester) invited some IBM and Lombardi alumni to come to the Design Studio and see

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IBM’s Smarter Process Agenda

Neil Ward-Dutton was fortunate enough to be invited to one of IBM’s small-scale analyst events.  They have been doing these for a few years – one for analysts and one for customers and prospects – and I’ve heard great things

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Keeping Promises

Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD writes about the promise of customer experience management.  It is an interesting take on what people seem to mean by customer experiences: What I’m learning as I look across my team’s enterprise research and client interactions

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The CEO’s IT Manifesto

Neil Ward-Dutton dreams of a world where the CEO would send the following message to their employees: Technology is important to our company, because it’s the biggest force shaping the world we live in. By investing in technologies wisely, we

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Pega buys Antenna

Pega just announced the purchase of Antenna, a mobile application development shop: With Antenna, Pegasystems adds a leader in the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Applications Development Platforms1 to its existing Magic Quadrant leadership in BPM and CRM to

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BPM for Managing Work at Scale, Digital Transformation for Transparent Work

One of the best statements about the future of BPM was buried in the fourth paragraph of Neil Ward-Dutton’s post on his experience on a panel at IBM Impact this year, so we’ll talk about it first: BPM is making

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OpenText Buys Cordys

OpenText – the “We Buy Houses” of BPM – has added another BPM suite to the portfolio of BPM real estate it already occupies.  I thought maybe they were done, after the last acquisition.  Or the one before that.  But

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Pick One, and then Own It.

I don’t know if Neil read Horace Dediu’s post on the Praetorian Guard before writing his own post defending silos, but the two pieces of work go nicely together.  Silos – good or bad? First, Horace lays out a great

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Another BPM Vendor Acquired

I missed this on the news wire, but luckily MWD was there to pick up the thread, as Informatica buys Active Endpoints: Back on February 15, Informatica almost silently acquired BPM technology specialist Active Endpoints. Although the BPM vendor built

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Great First Day at #IBMImpact

We had a great first day at IBM Impact.  The day started off feeling like a bit of a Lombardi reunion as we kept running into people we know from those days.  But it wasn’t long before we were setting

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#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

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Is BPM Dead? Appian says No

Appian reported results for Q4 and 2012 that indicate BPM is anything but dead.  We already knew it wasn’t dead for IBM and Pega, but it isn’t even dead for the independent software vendors like Appian!  Of course, they are

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MWD covers DST’s BPMS

MWD consistently produces some of the best research in the BPM market.  So it is no surprise when they get good coverage of a product that doesn’t get much coverage otherwise: Although neither DST nor its process platform AWD have

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No One Could See This Coming, Right?

Progress Software CEO resigns as the company warns on revenue for this quarter: Bhatt joined Progress last December after Richard Reidy, the company’s CEO for two years, stepped down. Earlier this year, Chief Financial Officer Charles Wagner left the company.“My

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Savvion Update from MWD

I think Neil Ward-Dutton’s coverage of Savvion was kinder than Progress likely deserve right now: The announcement of Savvion’s divestiture was one of the biggest surprises within Progress Software’s strategic about-turn. The BPM vendor’s founder is busy building momentum so

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Business Agility, MWD-Style

Neil Ward-Dutton hits on the issue with misappropriating the word agility to mean “software” process rather than to reflect the business: Funny thing is, when I talk to business leaders about *business* agility, their thinking works at a completely different

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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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Progress Drops the Boom

Well, this was quite a surprise, from Progress: Divest Non-core Product Lines. Progress will divest ten non-core product lines: Actional, Artix, DataXtend, FuseSource, ObjectStore, Orbacus, Orbix, Savvion, Shadow and Sonic.  Each of these product lines are strong and viable, however,

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BPM Still has a Long Life Ahead

I didn’t pull too many punches with my take on the whole BPM is Dead meme among bloggers, but it is nice to see a very different take on the discussion, from Neil Ward-Dutton.  Whereas our own blog picked out

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Amazon and "Simple Work Flow"

Amazon’s new Simple WorkFlow service (SWF) is an interesting development for sure.  Several analysts weighed in on the development. First up, Derek Miers of Forrester: So Amazon is obviously looking for large scale and transaction throughput. Indeed, this is a

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Don't Give Your Process Improvement Over to a BPO

Adam Deane has once against sparked a discussion in his comments – this time about BPM and BPO – and he ends with the question: “So why are BPO and BPM not talking to each other?” I might not have

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Uncovering the True Differentiation in #BPM Products

Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors is attempting to uncover for their customers the true differentation between BPM vendors.  This isn’t easy – partly because they can all hide behind a common modeling paradigm (BPMN, among others), and an expert in

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More BPM Acquisitions in 2011

Analysts were predicting more consolidation in 2011, and it looks like the late-year acquisitions are happening again. First, doc capture specialist Kofax has acquired Singularity, a BPM and case management provider.  Kofax has been part of many a BPM project,

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MWD: Calling BS

MWD has a great series of posts entitled “Calling BS on…” In a recent installment, the topic was calling BS on “Our technology makes your business more agile.”  Of course, it is silly to think that any technology by itself

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MWD on Capgemini's BPM Ducks

Neil Ward-Dutton is following up on previous work he’s done looking at BPM practices at big firms. We’ll start with this, wherein Neil tells us Capgemini are lining up their ducks: Top Line Initiatives within Capgemini are identified where a

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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 Open Text + Global 360

Neil Ward-Dutton may be late to the party with his post on the OpenText / Global360 merger, but it is a good read: So, having set out to purchase Metastorm in February, Open Text has followed up less than 6

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MWD on TIBCO and ActiveMatrix BPM

Neil Ward-Dutton and MWD have published a brief piece about TIBCO and ActiveMatrix BPM. There’s a more in-depth assessment available as well, coming down the pike. A couple highlights from his write-up: Revenue was up 25% year-on-year License revenue up

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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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MWD's Coverage of Progress' Analyst Day

Good coverage of Progress’ analyst day by Neil Ward-Dutton: My concern at the previous year’s event was that Progress was in danger of painting itself into a corner: by highlighting RPM as the “next step beyond BPM”, it was in

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Neil Ward-Dutton Debunks Gen Y Mythology

Great stuff from Neil, debunking yet another generational myth pushed upon us by the likes of Time and Fortune: I don’t know about you, but when I was a young adult I wanted every minute of my life to have

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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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Caterpillar on stage for IBM at #IBMImpact Day 1

Joe Heller, CIO of Caterpillar, gave an outstanding lesson in lasting business partnerships at IBM’s Impact conference on Day 1 (Monday, April 11th, 2011).  Joe was highly quotable (“There is dirt in the wrong place all over the world, and

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