Some days ago I took a ride in IBM's Lombardi Blueprint another on-line tool that let's you discover, design and document business processes and share process knowledge among your team and peers. Very aligned what today is called collaborative process management or social BPM.
In this article I don't analyse Lombardi's tool regardless I liked the way data is structured, clear, specially for non bpm experts that need to participate in process mapping and analysis, allow simple documentation (yet sufficient) with some automation provided, there is also risk analysis - very basic, probably useless. Anyway, the core feature is the capability to introduce on-line collaboration that runs smoothly.
The thing is the suite have a built in feature that can import Visio process diagrams designed using BPMN notation, meaning that you don't have to construct process diagrams all over again. Lombardi announce, or suggests, users to get rid of Visio and start using Blueprint inst…
There a moment in time I return to my south hemisphere home base after the annual leave period. The arrival always leaves me the impression that I do not belong here, but I live here. On arrival, I needed to get a name clearance statement from the police for a visa application purposes. In Cape Town downtown, there is a central police station, close to Truth Cafe, an avant-garde place where I spend some during weekends reading the newspapers.
Cape Town at the city center is a maze full of high and low buildings. During winter season, it offers an amazing continuum change in light brightness as you walk on the street. Light change becomes bolder close to dusk. When walking around the blocks, some streets can be exposed to sun light, corners stand in the shadow, while others transition from dark to light grey. For the ones that live in downtown, as I lived for two months on my arrival to Mother City, it becomes part of your life, walking around the maze of the light spectrum, when you …
in economy class in any kind of airline can be a very rewarding experience. The
closeness, boundary-less space shared with the passenger siting next to you,
can be considered an invasion of your privacy, unless your travelling partner
is a woman an she is interested in embracing into journey of exposing the soul
to a stranger. Have you imaged what is to be laid back, relaxed, looking to her
eyes, like you were with your date in a bed, ready to start sexual intercourse
and you listen without paying attention, about her dreams and experiences? And
how frustrated it becomes once she does not give you a sign and you can't put
the arm rest up and enter into her space?
We were 3
at a table. I noticed her feet are beautiful. She scrubs the feet gently under
the iron table, as we seat at a restaurant near a swimming pool. - When the divorce was over, I
wanted to move out of Berlin, she told. - I was sick of the routine, to
go to my fathers and listen their lectures, an…