Friday review - What happened last week 6th November 2009

With the inclusion of posts on the Posterous Cafe,  this will be a regular weekly consolidation post highlighting some of the key entries made on the Posterous Cafe that may have escaped your attention:

Teamworks 7 BPMS Report - A report from Bruce Silver on Teamworks 7's latest update. If you're not following Bruce, by the way, you should be)

Time for the next generation of knowledge automation - Some interesting thoughts about EDM, complex event management, ERP and BPM from

CIO: Don't attempt BPM system without mapping process flows - A neat little article from Niel Nickolaisen about how he learned the hard way that mapping process flows is a pre-requisite to attempting BPM

Piloting social media creates more problems than it mitigates - Some thoughts on the use of project pilots for social media projects, and how process issues mean they may just fail...

Process excellence: No loose change - A lengthy case study on achieving process excellence at a UK high street financial institute. A good read.

6 Business Process Management Best Practices - I'm not sure these would be called 'Best Practices'. More like common sense to me, but useful nonetheless.

What can BPM vendors learn from the iPhone? - Mark Mcgregor (Fellow BPM Nexus Board member) discusses the thing that Apple (in a saturated mobile phone market) did very well with it's iPhone that BPM vendors should look at. Some very astute observations here and something that I think more vendors should be focusing on.

Why are Business Rules Subjugated to Process Management When Business Rules Should be Leading Process Management? - Read the discussion around this topical question.

BPM Promises "Simplicity" In 2010. Is This "Hope We Can Believe In" Or Still A Pipe Dream? -
A thought provoking and well thought out piece by Mr. Richardson on upcoming hot topics for BPM. Take 5 minutes to read this, you'll thank me later.

Reminder: 'The Perfect Process Project' is still available. Don't miss the chance to get this valuable insight into how to make business processes work for you.

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