In my reading today I came across two great resources.
The first is the Business Process Modeling Institute.
“BPMinstitute.org is a peer-to-peer exchange for business process management professionals and is hosted by BrainStorm Group, a trusted source of unbiased information and education on BPM, Workflow and Integration related issues since 1997.
BPMinstitute.org has been established in response to the demand for education and peer exchange on all aspects surrounding business process computing.
By leveraging the collective genius of our members, industry Thought Leaders and experienced practitioners, we endeavor to expedite the adoption and implementation of business process management solutions and practices.
Our mission is to facilitate knowledge sharing amongst BPM professionals on a 365/24/7 basis, as well as providing insight to the latest development and advancements through real-world case studies.”
The second is Bruce Silver’s BPMS Watch blog.
“BPMS Watch is one analyst’s view of business process management software – the technology and products, the issues, emerging trends, and the seemingly aimless wanderings of the BPMS vendors. BPMS Watch is written by Bruce Silver, an independent industry analyst and consultant focused exclusively since 1994 on BPM and content management software.
The blog is intended to work at two levels. The first is analytical and opinionated: What is BPM, anyway? What are the forces, technological and economic, propelling it forward, and what are the forces, cultural and commerical, arrayed against it? Why are the standards so controversial and, to some, completely misguided? Most important, who’s doing really cool things right now that make a difference? The goal is thought leadership and spirited debate, mostly among current inhabitants of the still-small BPM blogosphere.
The second is education and advocacy, aimed at those trying to learn what BPM is all about, what goes into a BPMS, and how to pick the right one for their organization. That’s an audience I already speak to in my 2006 BPMS Report, my Brainstorm BPM and SOA conference presentations and training, my BPMS Watch column on BPMInstitute.org, my Change Agent column in Intelligent Enterprise, and numerous white papers on www.brsilver.com. The blog will try to engage those folks as well.”