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Some European Blogs Related to BPM and SOA

I have been looking across the pond for European bloggers that cover BPM and SOA.  As we've said in a couple previous posts, in many ways, European companies seem to be jumping into SOA with both feet, but that is often a result of years of practice in BPM - BPM-driven SOA. Anyway, here are some interesting blogs I found, and let us know if you have some other favorites we should review.

ARIS BPM Blog has a number of members and a robust European blogger community.  The About section reads, “In line with our motto “We Love BPM”, the official IDS Scheer Weblog regularly provides the international community with information on BPM and related topics, such as EA, SOA, Process Intelligence, Six Sigma and Compliance. The authors are experts from IDS Scheer, non-profit organizations, companies and universities. We invite the BPM community to actively participate by commenting on the posts.”

CIO Magazine UK has several blogs. They include: The Server Room - that helps keep readers up to date with the latest trends in servers and virtualization, and the CIO blog written by the CIO of Newham, a London borough in transition.

Computerworld UK also has a collection of blogs from practitioners, as well as syndicated analyst commentary. Here are some examples of what you can find there:

Computerworld UK: "The final front tier of SOA" – is written by Dharmesh Mistry who has supported financial services organizations with technology and management expertise for over 20 years. Dharmesh is currently the acting CTO of edge IPK, focusing on developing and launching an Open Presentation Platform built on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Computerworld UK: "TechSpectic" is described as “hype busting thoughts from the Editor in Chief of CIO magazine.

Computerworld UK: "Test driven" is written by David Evans, the Director of Methodology at software quality and testing consultancy SQS. The blogs says that “these are the ruminations of a software quality methodologist, and friends.”

Computerworld UK: "Forrester View: Application Development & Programme Management" – “Forrester Research analysts comment on issues critical to application development and programme management professionals.”

Computerworld UK: "Burton Blogs: Executive Advisory" is written to “keep you up to date with the mutually dependent, relationships that IT and the business have with each other and how to make changes that utilise each other's progress.”

Enterprising Architecture: EA Driven BPM is written by Kapil Pant in the IT Toolbox. Kapil is a Sr. Consultant/Practice Manager of BPM in the UK.  The blog is about “aligning your enterprise roadmap or architecture to execution and montoring for overall enterprise agility.”

IT Directions is an eBizQ blog written by Keith Harrison-Broninski. Keith is the CTO of Role Modellers Ltd, whose “company mission is to develop understanding and support of collaborative human work processes across industry, a field that Keith has pioneered with his work on Human Interaction Management.”

The mwd blog (which we are already quite familiar with and read regularly) covers “IT business alignment and related things.”  Macehiter Ward-Dutton is a specialist IT advisory firm which combines industry research and analysis with tailored consulting services, and is focused exclusively on issues surrounding IT-business alignment.”  UK based. The contributors include Nell Macehiter, Nell Ward-Dutton, Angela Ashenden, and Bola Rotibi.

Peter Borner’s Blog – Peter is with the UK division of Microsoft partner Axispoint – they have 3 other blogs.  Peter’s blog covers BPM.

The Process Performance Blog is written by Mark McGregor, a UK consultant. It is part of IT-Director.com. It covers Business Process Management (BPM), Business Transformation and Enterprise Architecture Blog. Here is a sample post. Are you really doing BPM?

Singularity blog covers BPM and brings in relevant pop references to Malcolm Gladwell, James Bond, and Bob Dylan.  Singularity is a provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow solutions.

Sourcingmag.com – blogosphere is a UK blog community with 19 bloggers. You can become a blogger by going to their site. Sourcingmag.com offers practical advice for IT and business process outsourcing.


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