Tag Archives: BPM

A Scenario for Discussing Personal Assistants

There is an important role for a type of intelligent agent we might call a personal assistant.  What are personal assistants?  What new do they bring to mix?  What effect will they have?  This post explores the boundaries, and introduces a scenario … Continue reading

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AdaptiveCM Events for 2014

2014 will be a bustling year for events around Adaptive Case Management, so get these on your calendar:

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Smart Process Apps result from SOA Stratification

Hopefully you have heard the term “Smart Process Apps” (SPA) attributed to Forrester Research. What is it?  Is it just marketing hype?  It is something real to be concerned about?  Here is an explanation I have given that seems to … Continue reading

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One Common Definition for BPM

Business Process Management (BPM) remains the subject with a thousand faces.  The lack of a well accepted definition is the single most harmful thing to the industry.  Among a hundred articles there will be dozens of differing definitions of BPM. … Continue reading

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Should we focus on the negative?

The WfMC and many other who help have been trying to highlight the positive examples of both BPM and ACM by collecting use cases, judging the best, and publishing in compendia.  It was Socrates who said there is value in … Continue reading

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iBPMS Expo – Jim Sinur presents Agents

I am attending the IBPMS Expo in Chicago this week, and first keynote was from Jim Sinur, who presented some of the ideas behind his new book (with Jim Odell and Peter Fingar) on distributed intelligent agent oriented BPM.   … Continue reading

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AdaptiveCM 2013 PC Co-chairs Message

The sign of our time is the amazing speed with which changes in the business world happen. This requires from the enterprises of today, and even more of the future to become agile, e.g. capable of adjusting themselves to changes … Continue reading

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Slidecast on Antifragile Systems, Innovation, and Learning Organizations

Here is a slidecast version of the talk I gave at BPM Next in March.  In 14 minutes it explains the core ideas of antifragility and how learning organizations are antifragile.  Mixed in are some surprising details about adaptive systems. … Continue reading

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Can your processes get to be TOO good?

The goal of process management is to improve process.  Let’s say you are successful at putting in place a process improvement practice.  Can there be too much of a good thing?  Experts are saying that it can be.

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Is Micromanagement a necessary part of BPM?

This tidbit of advice (in a list among others) was sent around to managers at my company recently: Stop micromanaging. Micromanagement is a sign of mistrust. You hired them for a reason. If you don’t trust they will get the … Continue reading

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