Monthly Archives: April 2010

Can BPM be ‘Rearchitected’ into to ACM?

I am just now getting around to a post by Alxander Samarin called “Let us architect the use of existing technologies instead of blaming them for bringing complexity/inflexibility/etc. in enterprises.”  This post starts with a well-reasoned overview of the situation, … Continue reading

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Design by Doing vs. Doing by Design

Jim Sinur wrote a couple of interesting blog posts recently mentioning two distinct approached for supporting work processes: Doing by Design is the pre-planned definition of a predictable, routine process as traditional BPM suggests.  It involves a life-cycle that starts … Continue reading

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Should We Redefine BPM?

Now that we have determined that BPM is not Dead, discussion has turned in a big way to whether BPM should be redefined.  Steve Towers hosted a very long discussion of this on his BP Group on Linked In, with … Continue reading

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IBM has ACM

There have been a been a couple posts recently, and I was too busy last week to respond, about the announcement by IBM for its new Advanced Case Management.   Hmmm, sounds a bit like Adaptive Case Management.  Is it the … Continue reading

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Nature of Knowledge Work

I gave a talk last week at the Process.gov conference on the subject of “The Nature of Knowledge Work” which happens also to be the first chapter of Mastering the Unpredictable.  I explore in depth what it is that makes … Continue reading

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Launching “Mastering the Unpredictable”

This much anticipated day bring the launch of the book “Mastering the Unpredictable“.  I am at the Process.gov event in Washington DC where we are having a small reception to officially launch the book.  I will use this post to … Continue reading

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Is BPM Dead?

Scott Francis writes an column saying “BPM is Doing Just Fine, Thankyou” saying that the rumors of BPM’s death are, as Mark Twain would put it: exaggerated.  There has been a lot of  interest and concern on this topic in … Continue reading

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Track on Adaptive Case Management at Process.gov

Process.gov will be in Washington DC on April 14&15.  As the name implies, it is an event aimed at the public and public sector in helping to spread good information about process technologies.  What is entirely new this year is … Continue reading

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Lean Publishing of Books in the Cloud

Those who follow this blog frequently will know that I am currently in the process of finishing of a book called “Mastering the Unpredictable“.  We are having the official launch on April 14, and it should be available before that … Continue reading

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For Each Blog: A Glossary

When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.   – Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass When we set out to write Mastering the Unpredictable, we faced … Continue reading

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