Bookmarks for October 8th

These are my links for October 8th:

  • Savvion Back in the Game with v7.5 – BPMS Watch – I had a preview of 7.5 and the vertical applications strategy back in July and wrote about it then; here's Bruce's take on what's actually being released this month.
  • What it will take to deliver BPM as SaaS? « Leadership BPM – Rashid Khan, founder of Ultimus, is out on his own, doing some BPM consulting and blogging. Here, he talks about what's required in order to be a BPM SaaS offering.
  • Is Agile Development Only for Nerds? « Radiowalker: Tech Business Beat – "Eskander is a banking executive, with a Harvard MBA, who thinks traditional development methodologies are impediments to building new online products faster and better." It's about time that business executives started educating themselves on the value of agile development, and challenging IT and vendors if they're not using it. Key tool: a wiki for collaboration.
  • SAP Network Wiki – Links to information on the SAP BPX certification.
  • Walk a mile in your end-users' shoes | outside-in-thinking – Short but interesting post on what happens with IT people (amongst others) are forced to spend a day in the end-users' shoes. I've had similar experiences when I accompany IT people from my customers around their end-user departments so that they can see exactly what the problems are with the current systems. This blog by Carl Kessler, VP worldwide development for IBM’s ECM business, would be a lot more useful if it allowed comments.
  • Review: Business Process Driven SOA Using BPMN and BPEL – BPMS Watch – Bruce Silver is even unhappier with this BPMN book as with Miers and White's book – old version of BPMN, incorrect syntax, and nonsensical example diagrams.
  • Review: BPMN Modeling and Reference Guide – BPMS Watch – Bruce Silver's review of the new BPMN book by Derek Miers and Stephen White. I didn't get my copy until I arrived home last night, so haven't had a chance to review it yet. Bruce's assessment: "Derek and I compete in the BPMN training business, so I was hoping the book would be good, but not too good. I was not disappointed."

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