After installing Windows, I always disable all of the auto-run features on all of the drives. This one action alone will protect you from half of the malware out there. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2013
Automation Elevating Workers, Not Eliminating
A new study from Oxford says that 47% of the jobs in America are at risk of automation. There is a lot of fear that a job automated is equivalent to a job eliminated. It is the same fear that fueled the Luddites, however history shows that fear to be misplaced then, as it is now. Automation drives a transformation of the workplace, not an elimination. Continue reading
Do Management Gurus Encourage Process Enforcement?
As part of the research for the last keynote I gave, I wanted to see how well known management gurus recommend supporting knowledge workers to be more effective. What I found was surprising and well understood at the same time. Continue reading
Is Management becoming Unnecessary?
Harold Jarche has a controversial slide cast this week titled “Subversive thoughts” which explores the relationship between the trends for supporting knowledge work, and the role of management as it is traditionally defined. Continue reading
A Role by any other Name, is still a Role
Everyone knows what a role is. It is obvious. We talk about them all the time. But every time I hear a programmer say the word “role” my ears pick up. The term is very often misused. How, then, might one use the term correctly and avoid the pitfalls? Continue reading
How FIBO will clean up Finance
Dennis Wisnosky is working to save the financial industry and the economy. He gave a keynote on the second day of the iBPMS Expo 2013 in Chicago and touched on the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and what that will mean. Continue reading
Are Flow-to-the-work Organizations right for Knowledge Workers?
There is an article in Harvard Business Review this month about how companies are beginning to organize knowledge workers in a new way. The concept has been called a “flow-to-the-work organization” and it reflects a new way of thinking about how knowledge workers are held in relation to the company. Continue reading
iBPMS Expo – Tom Koulopoulos explains process in the Internet of Everything
The second keynote is from Tom Koulopoulos. His talk titled “The Internet of Everything, Everyone, and Everyplace” was very entertaining and included some somber concerns on how to cope with a future that we can not yet imagine. Continue reading
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. I included some notes from his talk. Continue reading
The Origin of Reductionism
I have written many times about how culturally we have a tendency to want to simplify problems, and solve the separate parts, and this is reductionism. Scientific management is based on this idea, and it is one of the ideas that leads to problematic BPM implementations when your the process is truly complex. In this post I consider where reductionism cam from. Continue reading