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.”.

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.

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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.

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. Key ideas: - Drag-and-drop creation of business applications, using a browser, within SharePoint. You can also connect to other enterprise applications - eg.,

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.

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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?

"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. Stage 1 is "Winning Attention," with the intent being to show why a target group should be interested.

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).

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.

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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.

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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. Earlier in the week, I pointed to some Microsoft material from last year that talked about "the partner opportunity" with SharePoint.

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.

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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.

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. In response to my post about making SharePoint not look like SharePoint , Mike asked where the figure I quoted came from. He said: " I would also like to see you cite your source for the statistic you quoted.

Putting Social Media to Work

Portals and KM

A 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.” For years I saw and wrote that the only knowledge management efforts (where I had direct contact) that were successful were those that were integrated into work processes. 

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

For products not included in the report – such as Kudos Analytics , the brand new Panagenda ConnectionsExpert , and Nintex Hawkeye Workflow Analytics , among many others, the report will give an expert and informed view on what’s needed.

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

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


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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

Office 2013 and Lync, RecordPoint, Nintex Workflow, Pingar (content analysis and sample taxonomy), and AvePoint (content management, reporting, and security auditing). Day two of the New Zealand SharePoint Conference is starting.

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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.” 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 User Profile: 2011 , by TJ Keitt with Matthew Brown, Rob Koplowitz, and Heather Martyn. In their recent survey of 4,985 US information workers, they found that we’re still at a very stage in social software use in business.

On Windows Ink

Michael Sampson - Currents

In my workflow, when I want to write something, I choose a pen and paper journal or sheet of paper because that’s hugely productive; much more than using a computer.

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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. SharePoint 2010 was the eye-opening experience; “look at what we can do with this.” ” - CATNIP – Center for Advanced Technologies News and Information Portal.

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The Case of Gemba v. Semmelweis

Evolving Web

When you conduct your retrospectives, when you examine your workflows, when you take a look at your own lives, question institutionalized biases that may be making your own Semmelweis Reflex fire. The Gemba is where it all happens. It’s the factory floor, the crime scene, ground zero.

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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.”.

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The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!


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Newsgator Integrates Social Software into Core Work Process

Portals and KM

Below you can see a sample workflow request. I have written about NewsGator on a number of occasions (see for example:  NewsGator Enhances its Social Sites 2010 Platform for SharePoint ).

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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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. Our early Surface Hub business partners can tell you confidently that they work together better with Surface Hub. This is why we built Surface Hub.

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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. Our early Surface Hub business partners can tell you confidently that they work together better with Surface Hub. This is why we built Surface Hub.

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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. This might not be commonly understood as part of Knowledge Management, but workflows of customer complaints processes or order processing flow contain a lot of important information and knowledge.

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. Juan Carlos Perez provides a nice summary of the Forrester report.

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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.

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

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. They propose a typology of organization models comprising two dimensions: the degree of workflow across locations and the structure of decision-making responsibilities.

SpringCM Enhances Its Mobile Capabilities and Offers Enhanced Support for

Portals and KM

This allows Salesforce to go beyond CRM capabilities to also become a useful knowledge repository, but one that is part of the workflow and not a separate system. SpringCM provides a cloud based enterprise content management platform.

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

Evolving Web

My clients had an expectation they they were going to get a box of kanban upon my arrival, we’d open it, an awesome workflow and team dynamic visualization would float out, and everyone’s work would be done. To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Spigit Provides ICON as a Free Crowdsourcing Platform

Portals and KM

It is designed to make full use of the good ideas across an enterprise and help companies then implement those ideas by using traditional workflow to connect the right ideas to the right person at the right time.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

It’s fitted into a particular role in my workflow, and that’s fine, but as a consequence of a few business changes over the years it hasn’t lived up to the intended purpose I acquired it for; but again, that’s my issue, not the laptop’s issue as such.

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The Group Work Site in SharePoint 2010 - "strange, inconsistent, weird, and unusable"

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the face of it, the Group Work Site could be used by a team / group in a business department, to handle much of their day-to-day workflow and coordination. It's a bit like workflow-lite, and can be used for text or text plus a document. -