Despite my best intentions and efforts, maintaining any sort of consistency on this blog has proved almost impossible. For those of us who like to think deeply about a posting (as against a stream of conciousness approach that some others follow), the ability to post seems inversely proportional to the amount of work you have on the go. For me, I have had all sorts of different things pulling me in different directions. And it is not about to change much. After a gruelling month or two of travel providing training in the four corners of the globe, we had the OMG meeting in Brussels where a one day version of BPM Think Tank was held (June 27th).
The week after next we have BPM Think Tank which I have been intimately involved in planning and running (recruiting speakers, cajoling program committee into making decisions, etc). But it is certainly looking like a great program (indeed the best so far).
Late additions include the CTO of the US DoD (yes that one), Colin Tuebner of Forrester (doing a panel with me, running a Round Table and lunchtime keynote), Brenda Michelson (SOA Consortium), and Clear Channel Communications. Add that to the existing program contributors …
These organisations are either providing keynotes, case studies or sitting on panels:
- Analysts & Consultants – Accenture, BPM Focus, BP Trends, Capability Measurement, Forrester Research, onStrategies, Weber Consulting
- Users – AFLAC, Allianz, Maritz Travel, McAfee, Nedbank, VISA,
- Vendors – HandySoft, IBM, Lombardi Software, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP
The list of Roundtables is now truly awesome:
- What are the Barriers to Starting a Process Improvement Program?
John Alden, Capability Measurement
- How Do We Get More Business Involvement in BPM? John Jeston, ManagementbyProcess
- How Do You Organize and Manage for BPM Success? Derek Miers, BPM Focus
- How Does Lean / Six Sigma Play a Role in BPM? Lance Gibbs, Lombardi Software
- How Do You Develop an Effective Business Architecture? Bruce Douglas, Telelogic
- How Does Regulatory Compliance Fit into BPM? Dennis Davidson, Emerging Technologies
- Using BPDM to Implement BPMN Antoine Lonjon, MEGA International & Stephen White, IBM
- Model-driven Organizations: Fred Cummins, EDS
- BPM and the Microsoft Desktop: Burley Kawasaki, Microsoft
- Why is BPEL Relevant and what is its Future? Ismael Ghalimi, Intalio
- The Relationship between BPM and Business Intelligence: Colin Tuebner, Forrester Research
- BPM in Federal Government: George Thomas, General Services Agency
- BPM and Business Frameworks: Joe Francis, Process Core Group
- Metrics and BPM: Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Competencies and Skills for BPM: Alan Ramias, PDL
- Expanding the Innovation Horizon Using BPM: Angel Diaz, IBM
- The Relationship Between Process & Business Rules: Paul Vincent, TIBCO
- Security and BPM: What are the Problems with Today’s BPM Approaches? Philip Larson, Appian
- What are the Similarities and Differences between ERP and BPM? Dave Frankel, SAP
- Enterprise 2.0 and BPM Mash-Ups: Sandy Kemsley, Kemsley Design
- What Should be the Goals of BPM Standards Organizations? Bruce Silver, Bruce Silver and Assocs.
For those in the know, you will probably recognize these are the worlds experts … who are going to sit at a table with you and help you think and talk about the issues that matter most. Each Round Table only has 10 chairs … and each round of discussions go on for an hour.
So if you are not going to be there … well you’ll miss out on probably the biggest learning opportunity you will have this year in the BPM space. Registration is here.