Forrester: SharePoint, On Its Own, Isn’t Cut Out for BPM

This interesting article from CMSwire summarizes a new Forrester report titled SharePoint and BPM — Finding The Sweet Spot. They reach a similar conclusion as in my What is SharePoint post regarding using it for BPM or an application framework: that while SharePoint does a lot of things well, it becomes brittle when you try to use it for managing more than simple business processes. According to CMSwire, Forrester offers several reasons why SharePoint 2010 offers limited support for BPM, including: Out of the box, SharePoint processes are simple, so … Continue Reading >

Who are the Cool BPM Vendors?

Since they knew you wanted to know, Gartner is just out with their list of Cool BPM vendors. These are vendors that are innovative, interesting, and have or will have a business impact on the future of IT. Interestingly, none of the established players make the list. Who did? This from CMS wire: BizAgi, based in Bogota, Colombia, focuses on handing more responsibility to business users to improve processes. Its principal products include a free BPMN 1.2-based modeler, an Express Edition and its “model once, execute anywhere” edition which have … Continue Reading >

Business Value of BPM

Many thanks to the students of the University of Colorado, Denver Business School’s class on Business Process Management for an engaging discussion yesterday. I am glad to see that there are now college classes focused on BPM. I hope that I was able to share some experiences about how to build business cases that justify investment in process improvement and BPM technologies. The slides from my presentation are posted on this link: The Business Value of BPM.