Richard Hirsch of Siemens IT Solutions and Services has a post in the SAP community network about "Social BPM".? Richard states that the goal is to present previous research, opinion, and analysis, before going on to present his own view in a future post.
Based on his ability to synthesize the current buzz around BPM and Social network features or community/collaboration features, I'm interested to see what conclusions he's drawing of his own.
I've recently had my eyes opened to a theme within the Austin startup community, where companies are attacking the markets defined by the intersection of enterprise and web 2.0 ideas - applying community and social features to enterprise software, and applying cloud/SaaS business models to these software packages.? So perhaps my view on "Social BPM" is colored positive by that exposure.