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SXSW Notes: Boost your Mobile Workflow with Adobe’s Newest Product

Portals and KM

It is the Boost your Mobile Workflow with Adobe’s Newest Product? Here is the session description. “We are announcing something completely new – Adobe will be unveiling a new product for Web designers and developers to help with their mobile Web workflows.”. It is called “Boost your Mobile Workflow with Adobe’s Newest Product”?and

Visualizing workflows and business processes


What really struck a chord were Wil's ideas on visualizing workflow processes as a means for better understanding them. 

The hidden cost of overzealous workflow systems

Governance in a Networked World

We often hear stories of how computing systems are making our lives easier by orchestrating our workflows. Unfortunately many of these workflow systems make light of the human cost of using them, especially if the need falls just 1% outside the tight scope of what they were designed for.

Site Creation Rights - A K2 Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

In January, I published a report on Site Creation Rights with SharePoint , part of my current governance research.

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with Nintex Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex is exhibiting at Share 2011, showing off its Workflow 2010 product for SharePoint. CRM, various databases, Excel and Word documents.

News Roundup – Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex customers are “ are embracing the Nintex mobile and cloud-based digital forms, together with the workflow systems, to drive efficiencies within operational processes and to enable a stronger management support framework. Nintex Workflow for Office 365 won three awards, and Nintex Forms for Office 365 won two awards.

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Forrester on Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2011

Portals and KM

They note that each content type brings its own editing and workflow requirements, and usually their own regulatory and compliance issues, making managing content increasingly complex and expensive. The foundational ECM provides basic content management functionality including library services, basic workflow, search, and records management.

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"I Use SharePoint" - a New User Adoption Resource Site from Microsoft

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my book, User Adoption Strategies , I show a four stage approach to gaining adoption of new approaches and new ways of working. like it.

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Roadblocks to the Uptake of Collaboration Tools

Michael Sampson - Currents

The most important features to support collaboration, according to the research respondents, were sharing of documents (74 percent), workflows for comments and approvals (49 percent), and content access from mobile devices (37 percent). It was also seen as important to speeding up review processes, customer responses, and project completions.

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Notes on “Wintec Case Study: Curiosity Conquers Control” (Kristi Bernards)

Michael Sampson - Currents

The IT group ran some workshops. - Put content, workflow forms, and various other business tools on the intranet. Did roadshows.

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The Power of Networks in a Complex (Business) World


It’s that activity you would do whenever you would have some free, idle time  in between workflows. passing fad. Excuse me? Bacteria?

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Putting Social Media to Work

Portals and KM

number of the vendors that I have been talking with are coming to this conclusion and making integration with workflow oriented enterprise apps a priority.  The biggest failure is the lack of workflow integration to  drive culture change.” When social media first came out I thought they might be different. Social Business.

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor - with OBS

Michael Sampson - Currents

Very nice. - The use of a workflow out of Nintex Workflow 2010, to push a document up to a pre-specified Office 365 space.

Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro – One Person’s Decision Experience

Michael Sampson - Currents

Chris was recently looking for a digital tablet to enable him to return to a paper-free workflow; like a few of us a decade or so ago, he used a Tablet PC with stylus. Chris comments on what happened on March 6: I’ve been looking to get back to taking my workflow completely digital. March 1, 9.08am on Facebook. March 7, 11.19am.

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What Does It Actually Mean to Offer a "Platform"? - Reconsidering the SharePoint Decision

Michael Sampson - Currents

Workflow functionality. Firms often need to buy Nintex Workflow or K2 to make workflow usable. Look at the slide above.

Report On Intranet Analytics – Required Reading for Collaboration Teams and Analytics Vendors

Michael Sampson - Currents

At the end of 2011 I published Collaboration Roadmap , and then faced a decision about what to do regarding User Adoption Strategies.

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How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time


And that’s, on its own, another big issue that needs sorting out. . Or even both!, much about it! Thus stay tuned for plenty more to come along!

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The Bottleneck Effect: Are You Getting In Your Own Way

Partnering Resources

If you work with a bottleneck, there are some helpful tips for interrupting the bottleneck effect and creating a more effective workflow. If you’re the black hole in your department, consider how to leverage your network to get out of your way and get more done. But all too often, things don’t go as planned. You need to do better.

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Enterprise 2.0 User Profile from Forrester

Portals and KM

tools, they remain on the periphery of an information worker’s workflow.” I have written about this before - see Putting Social Media to Work. These results show that enterprise social media needs to be further integrated into the workflow to be relevant and effective. Forrester has released a useful report, The Enterprise 2.0

The Case of Gemba v. Semmelweis

Evolving Web

The Gemba is where it all happens. It’s the factory floor, the crime scene, ground zero. The Gemba actively worked against itself. So, remember this.

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Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

Forrester recently issued a new report, The State Of Collaboration Software Implementations: 2011 by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang.

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The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


And, more specifically, I would like to welcome you all to The Era of Intrapreneurship! But, as a self-employed individual, I am also on my own.

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The Cost of SharePoint = License Fee x9 (It's a Microsoft Figure)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Take "SharePoint workflow," as an example. One client had spent three-and-half-weeks trying to build a (simple) workflow using SharePoint Designer, and could not get it to work properly. The client downloaded Nintex, and had the workflow running within half-a-day. My Comments. 1. Here's what I found. 2. It's a Microsoft number.

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Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Below you can see a sample workflow request. Now it is moving beyond SharePoint to reach other work processes.  

On Windows Ink

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the areas we focused on today was Windows Ink, an all-new experience, putting the power of Windows in the tip of your pen. Some thoughts: 1.

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.

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Notes on “Deployment of SharePoint 2013 document, records and collaboration solution at AUT” (Alan Marshall, Stephen McWilliams, Shelley Tasele)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting. The first session for me today is a case study from AUT University. content migration?

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Blog>> Knowledge Management Explained in Five Disciplines

Green Chameleon

Three: Workflow Definitions. In my experience, when we design workflow definitions, or process definitions, and flowcharts for a series of job activities, then we can influence how information is captured, stored, and distributed. We welcome Tim Wieringa as a guest blogger to Green Chameleon. One: Information Management & Search.

Enterprise Social Software Will be Pervasive by 2016 - Perhaps

Portals and KM

If social software is outside the workflow and not integrated with traditional apps then it is facilitating coffee room conversations. The Forrester report, Social Enterprise Apps Redefine Collaboration , predicts that enterprise social software twill become a $6.4 Billion market in 2016. billion market in 2016.”.    

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Notes on “Using SharePoint as the Canvas for Student Creativity and Inspired Solutions” (Lou Zulli)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kicks off a workflow that kicks off an email to parents (“this is what your child has chosen; do you agree or disagree?”) Lou is talking about the use of SharePoint at Lakewood High School, and how students are deeply involved. Some notes: - Lakewood has been using SharePoint since 2001. Now a touch-activated process.

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Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. The previous post covered active, committed leadership. Image by YvonneL on flickr.

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Process Aligned Knowledge Management and Other Trends

Portals and KM

Here is an article in KM World, The knowledge movement: trends and opportunities, that begins with tag line, “The true success of KM is when it disappears, meaning that KM processes are embedded in workflow.”    That won my attention immediately as I have felt this for the last 20 years. will take it one step further.  

Reflecting on my 2015 #365Photo Project

Full Circle Associates

Especially for macros, which I enjoy. I did NOT have a practical and consistent workflow for my project. Go Cesca! Spring, Spring, SPRING!

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DocuTicker Offers Tips on Knowledge Management

Portals and KM

This paper describes how a structured approach for understanding the link between decision-making (how work is governed) and workflow (how work is organized) can help global businesses structure their organizations effectively for knowledge work. The report provides a collection of useful articles. This is a great resource.    

Surface Hub: We Are Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

We are releasing a team-empowering solution that will make meetings more productive, modernize workflows, and let people engage with data much better. Microsoft announced it is now shipping the Surface Hub to business customers around the world : I can tell you confidently, our Surface team works together better because we have Surface Hub.

Surface Hub: We Are Go

Michael Sampson - Currents

We are releasing a team-empowering solution that will make meetings more productive, modernize workflows, and let people engage with data much better. Microsoft announced it is now shipping the Surface Hub to business customers around the world : I can tell you confidently, our Surface team works together better because we have Surface Hub.

SpringCM Enhances Its Mobile Capabilities and Offers Enhanced Support for

Portals and KM

If you want more capabilities such as automated workflow with approvals for contracts, then you can upgrade to the commercial version of SpringCM. 

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Id Rather Be A Hammer Than A Nail or Nails Come in Boxes

Evolving Web

To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Mark Twain If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. Whack us.

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Spigit Provides ICON as a Free Crowdsourcing Platform

Portals and KM

I have covered Spigit before (see Spigit Provides Version S3 as Market Matures for Idea and Innovation Management and Spigit – Enabling Enterprise 2.0

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Moving to a Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s More Complex Content Management Requirements.

Portals and KM

It often relies on complex workflows or business process management to drive processes. Here is an interesting report I received from Forrester, Plan your ECM Strategy For Business, Persuasive, Transactional, And Foundational Needs by Stephen Powers and Alan Weintraub with Matthew Brown and Anjali Yakkundi. This makes sense to me.