Posts Tagged "Sandy Kemsley"

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The ROI is not Enough

From the recent BPM and Case Management Summit in DC, more interesting notes from Sandy Kemsley, concerning ROI (emphasis added): Second day at the BPM and Case Management summit in DC, and our morning keynote started with Jim Sinur —

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BP3 takes 2nd Place in bpmNEXT “Best in Show” Voting

One of the traditions of bpmNEXT is to vote on “Best in Show”. After all the presentations have been presented, after all the demonstrations have been demonstrated, there’s the vote.  Previous winners have included Fluxicon and Kapow, if my memory

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Thoughts from #bpmNEXT Day 1

[Author’s note: first draft I seem to have replaced bpmNEXT with BPMCAMP – which is the reason you should not write blog posts after midnight at a conference, as I had some planning activities for our own BPMCAMP on my

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Is Lexmark the OpenText of Capture+BPM?

Once I tongue-in-cheek referred to OpenText as the “We buy houses” of BPM, but it appears that Lexmark is following in its footsteps, albeit with a focus on document capture as well as BPM.  Not really a fair comparison as

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Sandy Kemsley on Brazos: “One Ring to Rule them All”

Brazos Portal was released for General Availability (GA) last week. A companion software to Brazos UI, it can also stand on its own.  Where Brazos UI and Brazos Charts are development tools designed to let BPM Developers build better UI

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Sandy Kemsley on Smarter Process and #IBMIMPACT

Sandy reliably produces the best conference notes.  At major analyst-driven events she takes a different approach: At analyst events, I tend to not blog every presentation; rather, I listen, absorb and take some time to reflect on the themes. With

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Impatience with Agents #bpmNEXT

“I for one, welcome our robot overlords” I have to admit that one meme at bpmNEXT that I am impatient with is the idea of intelligent “agents” that will emerge into complex processes that were not modeled in advance. There

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The Zero Code Hypothesis #bpmNEXT

Looking back at bpmNEXT, I’m already sifting and re-sifting through what I learned.  After taking a step back, I think we can characterize many of the sessions as targeting “making BPM easier”… but more specifically, there were a subset of

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One Month to #bpmNEXT

We’re one month out from bpmNEXT 2014, which seems hard to believe. It was my favorite conference last year, and set a high bar that later conferences just didn’t live up to, from a communication, connection, and learning stand-point. As

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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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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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Kemsley Covers Activiti BPM Updates

Sandy Kemsley’s Column 2 blog has an update covering new functionality, and new partners, with Activiti BPM: I had a briefing on the latest version of Alfresco’s Activiti BPM a couple of months back, but decided to wait until the

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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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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

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Sandy’s Review of IBMConnect 2013 Highlights

Sandy Kemsley’s writeup of IBMConnect highlights and updates is worth reading.  There are a couple of nuggets in particular to entice you to read the post: I don’t know a lot about HR systems, although I’m seeing a huge potential

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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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The Next Big Thing in BPM – bpmNEXT

bpmNEXT is coming March 19-21, at Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula.  I’m excited to be attending, but also honored to be presenting.  I like that Bruce and company have taken a different approach to this conference: No how-tos,

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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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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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Looking Under the Hood

Well.  This was a pleasant surprise.  At the end of one of Keith Swenson’s posts on ACM, he wrote this: ClarificationSome have thought that what I mean here is about underlying technology “under the covers”.   As if this was a

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#BPM2012: ACM Rears its Head

I haven’t spent as much time this year as in previous years discussing ACM because for the most part, ACM advocates have stopped spending all their time trying to prove that BPM “can’t do” ACM. Sandy Kemsley, however, attended the

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Column 2 and AWD

Following up on her excellent coverage of ISIS Papyrus, Sandy Kemsley had another great scoop in covering DST Technologies’ conference, and specifically covering AWD, their BPM offering. As Sandy says: AWD from DST Technologies is one of those well-kept secrets

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Sandy Kemsley gets the Scoop on ISIS Papyrus

One of the invaluable contributions independent consultants like Sandy make to the field of BPM is cross-pollinating information between otherwise disconnected communities. One of the products I’ve been curious about for years – ever since I started participating in the

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Sandy Kemsley: Best Coverage of #IOD11 Conference

Well, if Sandy doesn’t have the best coverage of the conference, it is by far the best coverage of the bloggers I follow. First up:  IBM Case Manager, IBM Content Manager, and IBM BPM –   Extend IBM BPM processes

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In Case You Missed it: Sandy's Coverage of Progress Revolution

About a month ago, Sandy Kemsley attended Progress Revolution – first giving an intro-to-BPM course and then blogging about the sessions she attended.  The whole series of posts is worth reading, and I thought a few highlights from her coverage

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Forrester's Business Process Forum 2011: Customer Engagement

We’re well-overdue to comment on the Forrester BPF 2011 event, partly because we weren’t in attendance this year.  To make up for lost time, we’re linking here to some of the best coverage of the event that we saw in

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Sandy Kemsley Reviews CloudExtend

Sandy has published a review of Active Endpoints’ CloudExtend, an extension of the SalesForce platform that ads some BPM capabilities to the SalesForce platform.  Interestingly it looks like it is deployed “alongside” SalesForce as opposed to being “on” the SalesForce

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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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Templates Frameworks and Patterns, Oh My!

John Reynolds, commenting on Sandy Kemsley’s blog, where she was writing about Shell’s BPM success story: Note that Sandy’s tale mentions Templates, but it doesn’t say a thing about Frameworks… and to me that’s very significant… As a Professional Programmer,

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IRM BPM Europe Coverage

A few great blog posts covering IRM BPM Europe.  This is a joint EA and BPM conference that was quite well attended by people I follow in the BPM space, but we weren’t able to attend this year.  A few

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Pricing a BPMS: It is Still the Wild West

Sandy Kemsley’s blog on BPMS pricing, she points out that pricing is still incredibly opaque.  There’s also a discussion on Quora that she refers to. The problems: Different vendors use different metrics to price (user, process, CPU, PVU, duration, etc.

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Sandy Kemsley Reviews Bruce Silver's BPMN Training

Good review of Bruce’s training: There are few people who have this depth of BPMN knowledge, and Bruce is the only one who I know who is doing this as a professional trainer: his is the only BPMN course that

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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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There's Another BPM Vendor Conference Going on

Sandy Kemsley has good coverage of the other conference going on this week in the BPM space: AppianWorld. Unlike Sandy, we weren’t about to try to do two conferences in one week! Three of her blogs on the conference: Gartner

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The 2×2 chart of BPM Niches

Jacob Ukelson’s post about extending Data Loss Prevention through ACM took time out to list out four areas of “process” work if you will: BPM (Business Process Management) – The focus is on structured data (forms) and structured flow. ECM

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The First BoK Kerfuffle in #BPM

Looks like the PKBoK and the ABPMP BoK may not play nice in the same sandbox.  PKI have their sights set on an open collaboration around a body of knowledge for BPM that is transparent and freely available, to advance

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You Didn't Hear it Here: PKI Wiki is Up

Sandy Kemsley has exciting news-  the PKI Wiki is up: I’ve been a bit quiet on the Process Knowledge Initiative front lately due to other commitments, and lack of much public-facing progress in spite of the progress that we’d been

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Reviewing the Reviews and the Experience: Appian Tempo

This isn’t a review of Appian Tempo.  I’m a fan of what Appian is trying to do with Tempo and I hope there is more of this action in the BPM space. Sandy Kemsley has a thorough review on her

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Sandy Kemsley Reviews HandySoft

Sandy once again puts her product review hat on and takes on HandySoft: To be clear, WebMaker is not a tool for non-technical people: although a trained business analyst could probably get through the initial screen designs, there is far

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So BlueWorks Live is Live… Now What?? #bwlive

We’d been waiting for Blueworks Live to go live ever since we first heard about it in November.  Now that it is actually live… well, now what? Why, review the reviews, of course! First up: Sandy Kemsley: Lombardi has always

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The Process Knowledge Initiative gets Organized

The Process Knowledge Initiative published a November update recently that had some interesting information about its structure and who the participants are. The core teams have been announced. Interestingly, the technical integration team will be working with “working groups” on

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Model Consistency Across Initiatives

Sandy Kemsley recently blogged about a session led by Bank of America’s Peter Braun, at CASCON.  The juicy part of her coverage is: They also have to deal with model governance to keep the WBM and IFW models in sync:

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Good BPM Presentation Resource

I noticed a link to Sandy Kemsley’s Slideshare group for BPM, and thought I’d call it out in our blog for future reference (I believe it was a reference from Marco Brambilla that led me to this). It appears to

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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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BEL, Meet BPM

Sandy Kemsley covered a few sessions at CASCON on her blog, and a few of them caught my attention.  In particular her blog of Richard Hull’s Keynote on Business Entities with Lifecycles.  Interesting take on present state of BPM: He

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Design Patterns in BPM – Lost Cause?

Sandy Kemsley covered Janette Wong’s talk at CASCON recently. The point of the talk was to discuss applying workflow patterns to modeling business requirements, and turning those into executable business processes. A good bit of the commentary revolved around all

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BPTrends on BPM Standardization

Good article on BPTrends regarding BPM standardization, and what motivates it: Anyone involved in any aspect of a process change effort understands the need for a consistent use of basic terms to describe process work. Traditions like Lean, Six Sigma,

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Sandy Kemsley Covers IBM's Case Manager product

Sandy Kemsley covers IBM’s Case Manager product: The end-user experience for Case Manager is in the IBM Mashup Center, a mashup/widget environment that allows the inclusion of both IBM’s widgets and any other that support the iWidget standard and expose

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Process for the People

What is Social? There’s been much discussion of late on “Social BPM“.  In particular, when should the magic “social” stuff happen – at design-time, or at run-time, of a process?  There has also been a significant overlap with discussion around

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