At Impact 2008, IBM made a number of cool announcements around BPM. I also attended a number of sessions where customers spoke about their very interesting journeys towards BPM - from valuable lessons learned with unexpected (pleasant) surprises, to ROI quick wins and new insights on how to roll out their next BPM project. Craig Hayman also commented on how BPM is a bit like the early days of the application server where everyone is asking what BPM means.
Bruce Silver, a well-known analyst on BPM started blogging about our BPM story and how we need to tell our story better. He is absolutely right. We have done a lot in the BPM space in the last few years. There are a lot of BPM capabilities across the IBM Software Group portfolio, and our world-wide development teams have worked really hard to integrate many products to produce a truly integrated and compelling platform. The IBM BPM Suite that was announced at Impact is a testament to the establishment of BPM as an integrated suite in our software group portfolio.
I plan to use this blog to delve into a range of BPM-related subjects. We invite you to speak out on BPM through comments in the blog - from where your organization stands on BPM adoption, to your challenges and experiences. By tapping into the Wisdom of Crowds, we can all learn from each other and explore new ways to align your business with IT that can deliver immediate value to your company.