Back Again

Maybe I bit off a bit more than I could chew. I launched my BPMN training this spring and simultaneously the update of my BPMS Reports on Plus actual paying work. It was stuffing 10 pounds into a five-pound bag, and the BPMS Watch blog was what fell on the floor. But now version 2.1 of the BPMN training is about to go live, and the first 7 of 12 or 13 BPMS Reports are done, and I can at least come up for air.

In the past 2-3 months, not only have I not had time to write my blog, I haven't even had time to read the blogs. It just made me feel guiltier. I started to dip into it today, but my Bloglines notifier still lists over 1500 unread. It will take me a few weeks to dig through it. I start as always with Sandy (moved back to her own domain! who knew?) and Steinar Carlsen's links - the best. I'll be updating the blogroll once I have a chance to work through it all, but I already detect new energy in the BPM blogosphere since I last tuned in.

OMG's BPM Think Tank was last week, as usual my favorite BPM conference - great networking, absence of BPM newbies and hustling for leads - and a great inspiration for blogging. Sandy covered the talks and panels in her usual excellent fashion, but the real info exchange at this event takes place in the hallways and bars.

I plan to post soon about the standards confusion - BPDM, BPMN 1.1, XPDL, BPEL4People - and how it's actually making some progress, as well as about the new training - what I learned from version 1 - and something I promised when I started the blog but have never delivered in a consistent way: capsule reviews of leading BPMS offerings and what is the essential strength of each. That's the plan, anyway.