Lance Gibbs, Flournoy Henry, and I are going to be attending Lombardi's Driven 2008. This was a great event every time we've been to it (prior to Driven 2006 it was under a different name). Its a rare event in that it really is driven by customer-presenters, and the discussion is typically fast and content-rich.
At the last Driven, we had an early look at Blueprint, a game-changing product for collaborative process mapping. We had a vigorous debate about whether SOA or BPM were (or should be) in the driver's seat for business process transformation. There was another session on applying Six-Sigma to BPM projects. And of course there were customer keynote speakers, and a great customer panel Q&A. It was a really energizing experience.
Of course there's usually good food too ;)
This year there are three tracks- Implementation (technical/tactical), Project Leadership (managers/leaders of BPM initiatives), and Business Champions (for executive sponsors). If you're working with us and you're wondering about Driven, or whether it makes sense to attend, talk to us. I think we can help you understand what you're likely to get out of it, and how it might energize your efforts.
You can find the Lombardi Driven website here: Lombardi Driven 2008 .
You'll find us at Driven too. June 17 and 18. See you there,