Archive | August, 2011

It’s the infrastructure, stupid #bpm

If you saw the financial news yesterday, Tibco announced the acquisition of Nimbus Partners. Did you pause and wonder why? Myself…I paused just a few seconds (and very few, at that) before it hit me, “It’s the infrastructure, stupid.” The value of this acquisition is very well supported by the arguments made by Forrester’s Clay […]

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Why BPM was, is and will be social by its nature #BPM #socialBPM

The single biggest challenge to BPM is in the definition. The moment the arguments start, prejudices become clear and rationales begin to diverge. Blanket statements don’t apply because the blanket would have to be the size of Texas. In his blog post, Social BPM Methodology: The Triple Oxymoron, Max Pucher gives us a great opportunity […]

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What makes a great conference? #BPM

For the cynics I’ll admit that I’m a cynic when it comes to conferences. I’m sure you’ve been to the events where most people are there to network and that the sessions and workshops lend an air of legitimacy to what might otherwise a boondoggle in San Diego, or Las Vegas. I’ve been to plenty […]

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From 0 to 100 kph in _____…acceleration through frameworks #bpm #frameworks #apqc

Just finished recording a webinar with APQC’s John Tesmer on the acceleration that companies achieve through the use of process frameworks. The full webinar will be available in early September 2011 on the Process Excellence Network, and you can sign up through this link: Process Excellence Network webinar “Getting Started with BPM Using Process Frameworks” The […]

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The BPM challenge of structure versus creativity

This is a great challenge to have on several levels. The diverse nature of work means that there are needs within each organization that push system requirements in all directions simultaneously. This pushing of requirements leads to innovation which lends itself to better ways of doing business. That’s right where I want to be, and […]

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What is the end goal of BPM?

A great question was asked today by Peter Schooff on the EBizQ website. What is the end goal of BPM? For many, it is the creation of process maps. For some, the continuous improvement of the organization. For quite a few, automation is the end goal. But is that as good as it gets? Company assets Some […]

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