Posts Tagged "Theo Priestley"

Zero Code Hypothesis Lives #bpmNEXT

Well, the Zero Code Hypothesis lives.  After posting about it recently, it sparked quite a bit of discussion on the post, and in twitter… and then the discussion leaped to other blogs. First up, Alberto Manuel chimes in with a

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BPM Rorschach Test

When you say “standard processes” or “automated processes” in BPM circles, it is a dog whistle for the pundits and gurus to chime in, because those terms are like a Rorschach test for how you view BPM inside your own

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Software AG’s New Evangelist

Interesting news out of Software AG yesterday – they’ve appointed Theo Priestley as their new Chief Evangelist.  What makes the news especially interesting to me is that Theo’s approach is not the bland corporate-speak that we’re used to seeing from

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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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Do Unto Others…

Change is great when you’re doing it to someone else, not so good when someone is doing it to you. I think process is the same way… Process is great when you’re instituting process on someone else. Not so great

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Two World Views Collide

Connie Moore’s recent blog post on “Big Process” advocates for process improvement being top-down in the organization: Big process is when senior-most business and technology leaders embrace business process change by shifting the organization’s focus from isolated BPM and process

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BPM Redux on TIBCO-Nimbus

I missed this in the news cycle on TIBCO acquiring Nimbus, but Theo Priestley of BPM redux posted on the acquisition as well: And this is where it gets interesting. If you think on it, it’s actually an admission of

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Quest for Roles

Great post from Theo Priestley on the unending quest for roles.  It just gets tired, in the way that the endless pursuit of The Next Three Letter Acronym gets tiring. My favorite quote: The article starts with “If you have

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Additional Reactions to Activiti

Well, its only the second day since the Activiti news hit the wire and we have quite a few reactions.  Kudos to Theo Priestley for an unconventional take: But there’s something else brewing under the surface. Whilst I could have

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Is a Good Economy Bad for BPM?

Theo Priestley wonders if an upbeat economy will be bad for BPM: I had an interesting conversation with Ian Gotts of Nimbus Partners this week that raised a thorny question. In a downbeat economy the focus is to drive out

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BPM and EQ

Theo Priestley warns against creating a new role for “organizational actors” to assist with process improvement projects: Secondly, as highlighted above, we do not need to invent a new role or label to fulfil this kind of role-play, or indeed

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The End of Excellence?

Theo Priestley once again has me thinking with this post asking “Is This the End of BPM Centre of Excellence?“: There are two trains of thought at play. In recent interviews on Redux, Vinay Mummigati of Virtusa said “A BPM

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Adaptive, Dynamic, and Social BPM

Adaptive, Dynamic, Social: Can These Three Emerging BPM Concepts Become Unified ? I sure hope so!  In fact, I can’t see any other reasonable outcome.

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BPMS > COTS?

Theo Priestly: Is the BPMS mightier than the COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf software)? With the advent of similar suites such as Bonitasoft, Outsystems and Iceberg that allow organisations to build business process based applications directly, and others that offer the same

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Theo Priestley on Social #BPM

Theo Priestley on Social BPM (vs. Traditional): “The simple answer is that hierarchy is good for repeatability and measurability, whereas self-organizing networks are better at invention,” Gabe said, “There are a lot of side effects and consequences. The lack of

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An "Independent" Ranking of BPM Vendors?

Theo Priestley puts the question to BPM Redux readers: Is There A Need For An Independent “Magic Quadrant” Or “Wave” Report ? And in the middle, a sentence caught my attention: “Or change the format entirely….” So, Theo, here are

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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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#bpmjam gets a writeup

Someone had to do it, and I’m glad it was Theo Priestley, and not I! Theo’s written up a summary of the Forrester-initiated BPM Jam on Twitter (thanks Connie!), and did a pretty good job of it. Key points from

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Favorite Quote from an Analyst Blog

“I know how eggs are sucked.” – Theo Priestley, in reference to a vendor giving a 90-minute overview of BPM to someone who has been an expert in the space for years. I personally prefer the “Teach me to suck

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BPM Conferences in Trouble?

The Process Maverick (aka Theo Priestley) wrote a pretty interesting blog titled “Calling time on the BPM Conferences“.  In it, he points out: In the last 6 months there’s a growing trend towards offering massive discounting or 2-for-1 deals (is

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Statistical Significance of Observable Data

All too often I see conclusions based on observable data, where the conclusion does not necessarily follow the data presented.  This doesn’t mean that the conclusion is wrong on the face of it, but that it can’t be made based

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