Category Archives: Software

JSON is the Fluid of the Internet

Standards always seem to move at glacial speed, so slow it is hard to see any change, but looking back over the past decade or so, we can see the JSON has won the internet format battle, and XML is … Continue reading

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Agile Best Practice: Start with the Empty

A co-worker on an agile project was showing me a feature he was perfecting, and it was looking pretty good with features to add and remove various settings as per the design.   I wanted to try it.  He said “sorry, … Continue reading

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Product Trial Strategies

Selling big complex products is always a challenge.  I recently was asked why not make the product simply available on the cloud for free sign-up and access so that people can try it out for free.  Here is my response.

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Complex Project Delay

I run large complex software projects.  A naive understanding of complex project management can be more dangerous than not knowing anything about it.  This is a recent experience.

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Podcast about Robust BPM

Peter Schoof interviewed me last week on the subject of robust BPM. (Thanks Peter!)  This had been the basis of a talk I gave in Montreal at  the Workshop on Methodologies for Robustness Injection into Business Processes.  It is a … Continue reading

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Process Focus vs. System Architecture

Too much of a focus on the on the business process can cause a business solution to be poorly designed and problematic.  This is a story from several customers who followed the BPM methodology too well, and were blindsided by … Continue reading

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bpmNEXT – Day 2

Here are my notes from the second day of bpmNEXT on March 31, 2015.  Note: I spoke on day 3, so was too busy, so these conclude my notes of the event.

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