links for 2010-05-25

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  1. Sandra, thanks for referencing my blog (more than once)! Highly appreciated. Thanks for the open communication and the impartial opinion. You add an important insight in a complex scenario.

    I never hide the fact that I am the Chief Architect and owner of a software business. There is no sense for me to spend such a huge amount of time blogging and communicating if it does not in the end help my business. I also put my money where my mouth is and spend the last 14 years developing a solution that is now being finally accepted as a need. When I told Gartner in 2001 that we link inbound and outbound content into a common case/process their eyes glazed over. I propose since 2006 the consolidtion of ECM, CRM, and BPM. They saw absolutely no benefit in that either. Go figure.

    So I am excited that my pushing and shoving is paying off after all these years. I have to deal with the fact that EMC, Oracle, IBM and a few others go out and buy a few vendors and then spend a few billion to market ‘their innovation’. The analysts are obviously following the money and hey suddenly there is new market. Good. I am not willing to apologize for telling readers that Papyrus does those things since a number of years. I try to keep product related info and solution concepts independent in my various blogs but I do need to link them up to gain some traction and understanding what it all means.

    Let me tell you that there is a huge difference between talking about various potential benefits of approaches and actually make them happen. I am way ahead of the functional curve of what ACM is being considered to be or become. I (and thus Papyrus) link already today business strategy and architecture together with process execution and it will take a few more years until that will sort of become acceptable.

    It is interesting to hear that you don’t like the Gantt chart, but most business users simply love it. They prefer it to a flowchart anytime. it is in any case an option and the users choice. The user can adapt the process and/or the template through either the task, actor, rules or resource lists, the BPMN flowchart or the Gantt chart. That is the difference: I come from a pragmatic REAL WORLD. We do not just talk about these subjects, we actually do them and live them day by day.

    Thanks again and keep up te good work! Max

  2. I believe that you can show thought leadership — which ultimately results in benefits to your personal and/or corporate brand — without having to mention your product and company in every blog post and comment.

    You may want to read more carefully: I didn’t say that I don’t like the Gantt chart.

  3. Sandy, thanks! So, if I mention my product it stops to be thought leadership even if the thought remains the same and can be proven? Can you explain that? For someone who sells consultancy or analytic services it is ok to present thought leadership because they sell themselves? You write a lot about various products and that remains thought leadership even thought you sell your expertise in those products (I think you do)? Saying that one should help the poor is more leadership than actually doing it? I do not only show thought leadership, I actually show leadership because it is not just thought but real products. So what is wrong with explaining how we ACTUALLY solved the problems for our customers rather than just theorizing on it? There is a lot of that around and it does not help anyone. What is wrong with honestly presenting my viewpoints. I am fully disclosing my stance and interests. I wish that everyone would do the same …

    I am glad that you seem to like the Gantt chart as a process visualization… sorry for my confusion.

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