Explaining the Value of Workflow

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kudos to Nintex for a compelling way of explaining the value of workflow. Can’t believe only 566 people have viewed this since February 2017. Tools & Technologies

2018 116

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.    Most workflow modeling notations are abstract, based on standard control flow nodes and edges.

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.    Most workflow modeling notations are abstract, based on standard control flow nodes and edges.   However, for human beings to better understand often very complex realistic workflow logs or models and the business processes of which they are a part, additional cues are necessary.

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. Recently I spoke with a friend of mine who is a specialist medical clinician at a major hospital. His time is worth 'real dollars' to the hospital through the specialist consultancy he can provide.

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. One of the findings in the report, based on the survey results, is that few organizations today have an automated way of managing site creation requests.

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? 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 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.”.

Collaborative Thinking: Marketwire Unveils Social Media 2.0

Collaborative Thinking

Marketwire, a full-service newswire and communications workflow solutions provider, today introduces Social Media 2.0, Collaborative Thinking Perceptions on collaboration and social software by Mike Gotta « Yahoo! Nokia?

Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

These include activities, workflows, business processes, initiatives, projects or whatever else you call the dynamics that make your community tick. Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science.

2018 219

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor with K2

Michael Sampson - Currents

K2 is showing its K2 Workflow product at Share 2011. For many years, K2 has helped with driving benefits from workflow. The new thing is K2 SmartForms - a zero-code, browser-based forms technology that complements K2 blackpearl.

2011 116

‘Communities’ and ‘Networks’: A Conceptual and Linguistic 2.0 Mess | Sonnez en cas d'absence


Reply Giles (Webconomist) says: 02/12/2009 at 14:16 Great write-up; added to the complexities of the technology is how workflow and communications amongst various elements in an organization are governed.

2010 36

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. Managers are responsible for product delivery, project implementation, new ideas, and service improvement. But all too often, things don’t go as planned.

2014 141

Hyperfish – Introduction

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex, a workflow automation tool for SharePoint, relies on Active Directory for name lookup, manager lookup, and the lookup of other relationships between people in order to do its routing and escalations properly.

2017 116

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Making CommunitySense

I help organizations, networks, and communities to design and set up relevant community maps, to answer the right questions to fill the maps with meaningful content and to discover customized ways to integrate the use of maps in their workflows and business processes.

2016 205

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #5


Well, that app is Workflow. As I keep relying more and more on working mobile either with my iPhone or iPad Pro, I have developed the habit of using Workflow every time I repeat an action or a process three times, at least.

2016 169

#iPadOnly: A Review

Michael Sampson - Currents

Augusto and Michael talk through many issues related to using the iPad as their main device: - Why they made the transition (to rethink workflow, to simply their work practices, to increase focus on the right tasks). Over the weekend I read the Kindle edition of #iPadOnly.

2013 127

Share2011 - On the Exhibition Floor - with OBS

Michael Sampson - Currents

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

2011 116

Improving SharePoint Lists – Roadmap 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

– Build Microsoft Flow workflows with Visio – Model a new process in Visio and export it to Microsoft Flow to activate and run custom processes [Available July 2018].

2018 116

What are you doing with SharePoint? Financial Services

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here is the chart for Financial Services (24 responses): In comparison to the Overall results: For financial services, the two top uses of SharePoint are "Publishing Intranet content" and "Enabling workflow processes." I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint.

Vizit 4.0 for SharePoint - with Integrated Conversations about Documents

Michael Sampson - Currents

Vizit Social eXchange integrates social conversations with SharePoint content, workflow, records management, and security. Vizit released Version 4.0 of its SharePoint add-on product.

Scrumban Book Published Extend Your Agile Teams

Evolving Web

48 Workflow. 54 Schedule is orthogonal to workflow. 54 Workflow examples. 56 Kanban workflow for product development 62 One Piece Flow meets the V Model 62 Flow requires a little bit of slack, but too much slack is waste. 65 A kanban token is a signal to pull value through the workflow. 69 Division of labor in Lean software development workflows. 128 Development workflows need buffers.

2008 100

Thinking with SAMR – SharePoint News Changes

Michael Sampson - Currents

The new out-of-the-box page approval workflow probably sits here too, as it just replaces what happened previously with a new way that fits the change for news.

2018 116

Aligning Collaboration with Business Processes

Portals and KM

He adds, “To realize benefits of collaborative business processes, though, (implementations professionals) must work to integrate these tools into business processes like product development and workflows.”.

2011 130

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.”  Another trend is “Social media are playing an increasing role as knowledge narrative, and mobile cloud is a key trend in workflow infrastructure.” 

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. K2 Appit and SharePoint 2013 Support … K2 released K2 Appit for delivering no-code workflows in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Nintex Workflow for Office 365 won three awards, and Nintex Forms for Office 365 won two awards.

2014 98

Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

These patterns contextualize the various types of roles by linking them to the (1) relevant usage context (2) communicative workflow stages and (3) functionality components across the tool system. On October 28, I presented my paper “Using Collaboration Patterns for Contextualizing Roles in Community Systems Design&# at the Community Informatics Research Network 2010 Conference (CIRN 2010) in Prato, Italy. Here are the abstract of and link to the paper , as well as the presentation.

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Parsons Brinkerhoff - Acrobat X for Document Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the major new features introduced in Acrobat X is the ability to record and export “Actions”, workflow steps in the production of a document. This feature is familiar to users of Adobe’s Creative Suite of products, and highly valued as a way to ensure repeatable workflow. When CAD documents are created at PB Australia-Pacific, the typical workflow sees them distributed via shared drives on the local network.

2011 89

Polycom Integrations and Extensions for Lync 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

With the combination of Lync and RealPresence solutions, employees can launch video collaboration sessions easily and intuitively from within familiar interfaces and normal workflows, from any work environment on- or off-premises.

2013 98

News Updates (June 5, 2009)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Nintex Workflow. The latest edition of Understanding SharePoint is focused on explaining Nintex Workflow, a third-party workflow tool for SharePoint. Understanding SharePoint Journal has now released a new issue, focused on understanding Nintex Workflow 2007. Now, users can learn how to work with Nintex Workflow, including installation and configuration, authoring workflows, and managing workflow execution. IBM Touting Customer Wins.

2009 89

Scrumban Classes Scheduled in Atlanta

Evolving Web

Scrumban extends the famliar agile methodologies in Scrum with the rigor and performance improvements of Lean design. The Scrumban hybrid, described in Corey Ladas' popular book , is taught in this two-day course. Make the most of your investment in Scrum by employing these techniques which have been proven to increase productivity, improve team communication, and provide managers and the team with meaningful metrics.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Put content, workflow forms, and various other business tools on the intranet. After lunch at the New Zealand SharePoint Conference , Kristi from Wintec is talking about the use of SharePoint at Wintec. Some notes: - Gave content creators full permission / controls over their sites.

2014 116

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. Then there is whole issue of making content sharing and content workflow more social.

2011 100

Thoughts on Social Collaboration - Rob Preston

Michael Sampson - Currents

part of the challenge in fostering collaboration is for organizations to acquire a better understanding of users' workflows and the outcomes they want to achieve and then "tease out" the appropriate technologies, rather than just thrust collaboration platforms upon them. ". The most challenging aspect of social networking for the enterprise is understanding the technology as it pertains to optimizing existing workflows.

2012 98

Conversations in Context: A Twitter Case for Social Media Systems Design

Making CommunitySense

Central to this framework is the communicative workflow loop, which is grounded in the Language/Action Perspective. On September 1, I gave the invited talk for the 5th AIS SIGPrag International Pragmatic Web Conference Track of the I-SEMANTICS 2010 conference in Graz, Austria. Here are the abstract of and link to the paper , as well as the presentation. Abstract. Conversations are the lifeblood of collaborative communities.

IT Talent: Technology Leaders with People Problems

Partnering Resources

Or someone who can’t develop people might be great at managing workflow across departments. Squirrels are great at foraging for nuts, building nests, and finding ways into my “squirrel-proof” birdfeeder (that’s not a picture of my personal birdfeeder, but it gives you the idea).

2013 163

WebDAM and Box Collaborate to Streamline Digital Asset Management and File Sharing

Portals and KM

It gives them streamlined workflow and automates many steps. Now you can send files into Box for collaboration and into WebDAM for workflow tasks, such as approvals. WebDAM Solutions , the cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) provider, recently announced a technology collaboration with Box, the content-sharing platform , to provide streamlined digital asset management features to Box users.

Assets 100

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

For example, if a project will cause significant workflow disruptions or will be perceived as busywork, you’ll need to spend more time talking about the business case with employees and setting expectations. This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership.

2014 183

What are you doing with SharePoint? High-Tech

Michael Sampson - Currents

The largest growth areas over the next 12 months in High-Tech's use of SharePoint are "Enabling workflow processes," and "Encouraging social collaboration.". I have been doing a survey on what organizations are doing with SharePoint.

Seattle Lean Coffee Kicks Off!

Evolving Web

Do you get excited about limiting WIP , visualizing workflow , and self-organizing teams ? Would you like to meet others like yourself and learn even more about Lean? Then join us every Wednesday morning for an interdisciplinary look at all things Lean, Kanban, Six Sigma, TPS, or Personal Kanban even. With your hosts Jeremy Lightsmith and Jim Benson. You should come if you : have heard about Lean and want to know more.

More on Enterprise Twittering & Dr. Vaine on Corporate Blogging

Green Chameleon

What existing workflow or tool will Twitter replace or enhance within your law firm? (or It does not have to be a tool replacement but the tool should address some workflow to add value, even if it is a transformative application. I recently discovered Mary Abraham’s blog, Above & Beyond KM , as we are going to be on a panel together. She is both a lawyer and a knowledge manager. Here is a great post on Twittering Inside the Firewall.

The Further Integration of Cloud Services

Portals and KM

Their Force.com platform offers a means for workers with little coding experience to create applications and workflows that integrate with its core SaaS CRM offering. This is the start of other tech week on this blog.

2013 141