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

Storytelling derails Process Discovery

There is an interesting video “Your Storytelling Brain”  from Cognitive Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga who talks about how we remember things.  He describes a part of the brain called “the interpreter” which functions to organize memories into plausible stories.  This is great most of the time, but causes a type of memory distortion that is gets in the way of designing appropriate business processes. Continue reading

The Power of Pull: Just Win, Baby

This is a review of the book “The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion” by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison.  Finally I find a book that speaks plainly about the dramatic change that we are going though, and how a fresh approach is needed to be successful. Continue reading

BPMN vs. professionals, 2.0

Last week brought us a vigorous debate about the role of BPMN, where I took the controversial position that “BPMN 2.0 is no longer for Business Professionals“.  Adam Deane collected quotes from the major contributors.  Sandy Kemsley calls it “The Great BPMN Debate of 2010” and her post is a very fair summary of the debate, but missing one important aspect of it:  what is a typical “business professional” and what do they desire? Continue reading

ACM Tweet Jam Summary Part 2 of 3

We held a tweetjam on the subject of Adaptive Case Management (ACM) on July 15.  It is going to take me three posts to get this all in.  See Part 1. This post contains part 2 which contains the bulk of the discussion of how ACM relates to BPM: is it different, and how? Continue reading

ACM Tweet Jam Summary Part 1 of 3

We held a tweetjam on the subject of Adaptive Case Management (ACM) on July 15.  I have been on vacation since then, and only now getting around to writing about it. What a big task!  In two hours 660 posts were made, many of them quite thought provoking.  After eliminating the duplicate RT posts, it still came to over 6000 words.  So it is going to take me three posts to get this all in.  Here is part 1. Continue reading

Adaptive = Designed For Change

Back from Japan, recovering over the long weekend, starting to feel human again…..

(1) Talking about ACM in Shin-Yokohama

John Mettraux (Processi) pulled off an amazing feat getting Japanese BPM enthusiasts to show up at an Italian bistro, braving certain language challenges, for a bit of discussion about Adaptive Case Management.  A few people from Oracle, Fujitsu, The Japan BPM Association, and a number of independent BPM consultants with an eye toward tracking the future. Continue reading