links for 2010-03-24

  • More on Oracle BPM and ESB integration.
    (tags: bpm esb soa)
  • Integrating the array of Oracle products that fall under the BPM and ESB categories.
    (tags: bpm esb soa)
  • Some numbers on who's using BI, analytics, CEP and all sorts of related advanced number crunching techniques these days.
    (tags: bi cep)
  • Alan Pelz-Sharpe tells about the moment on one particular project when he realized that none of the client representatives in the room for an information management project had ever actually managed information. Yikes. The moral of the story: make sure that you talk to the users (and many others).
    (tags: business)
  • Brandon Dean on how to handle that BPM tidal wave that he discussed in his previous post, through four key components in a CoE: governance, resourcing, execution (and we're not talking what they do to the project manager after the first failure), and metrics/monitoring.
    (tags: bpm coe)
  • Ann All calls out my post from earlier this week on RBC's wiki adoption, plus several other case studies. Some good points here on getting people to use wikis, and definitely something that I'll look back at when prepping for my Wiki Tuesday talk in June.
  • New blog by Avio Consulting, including posts by Brandon Dean, who I know from when he was at BEA. This one is on the "BPM tidal wave" that occurs after the first successful project, and how that can cause a lot of problems because there's usually no governance, CoE or any other infrastructure set up that would allow easy duplication of that project's success. I did a couple of presentations and a white paper last year on building the start of your CoE during your first project, and Brandon has some good ideas here on some of the things to include in that.
    (tags: bpm coe)
  • Mike Kavis on private clouds in general: "Private clouds are a vendor’s dream" and specifically on-premise private clouds: "Choosing to build your own cloud on-site is like building your own refrigerator. Sure you can do it and you can have total control over it, but it is way more expensive, labor intensive, and will take you forever to get it done." In other words, hosted (virtual) private cloud can make sense, but on-premise private cloud rarely makes sense except for large multi-located organizations (including government).
    (tags: cloud)
  • Adam Deane on some of the problems with BPMN: "Now I might be petty, and I might sound paranoid, but I always get a feeling that the BPMN club is run by a handful of top BPM vendors." Hopefully #1, 3 and 4 will go away with the advent of BPMN 2.0 and its serialization format, but #2 (the last mile, i.e., UI and other things that BPMN doesn't do) is an issue: process models do not an application make. As for #5, "BPMN is not for developers": man up, Adam! You spent 8 hours last weekend reading my blog end to end, just devote that amount of time to learning BPMN! I realize that it's not as amusing, but promises to be just as useful. 🙂
    (tags: bpmn)
  • Another vendor blog that is starting to come together, in no small part due to customer posts like this one, rather than the usual "rah, rah, our product" posts. In any case, this is about using a process model to "peel the onion" and understand a business.
    (tags: bpa)
  • The ProcessMaker blog is gradually becoming readable, which is no mean feat for a vendor blog. In this post, 5 of their top 10 BPM implementation pitfalls to avoid.
    (tags: bpm)
  • Some pointers on building a competency center (a.k.a. center of excellence). Although presented as being for a BPM competency center in the context of the Gartner BPM conference, pointers are useful in general for any area.
    (tags: bpm coe)
  • A list of academic references on blogging for knowledge workers, and in business settings in general.
    (tags: blogging)

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