1. Today is ActiveMatrix BPM’s birthday!
Five years ago today, ActiveMatrix BPM 1.0.1 became GA (Generally Available) ushering in a new era of business process orchestration and management for TIBCO.
2. Though “born” in 2010, ActiveMatrix BPM is actually 30.
“Software Years” are much more like “Dog Years.”
30! I guess I made a big mistake when I got it a pony instead of champagne for its birthday last year. This year, ActiveMatrix BPM has expressly requested a case of Vintage Krug… I swear! (Any gift bottles can be shipped c/o Rachel Brennan. We share.)
3. ActiveMatrix BPM was born in sunny Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.
In June of 2004, TIBCO acquired Staffware PLC, a UK-based business process management company… based in sunny Swindon!
4. ActiveMatrix BPM is not the only famous Swindonian (or Wiltshireman).
There is James Dyson, vacuum revolutionary and designer extraordinaire.
The Mini Cooper! Well, all their doors start off in Swindon at least.
Dr. Roger C. King, the mastermind behind ActiveMatrix BPM, was also born in Wiltshire.
Last but not least, the most famous (and terrifying) Swindonian of all, The Magic Roundabout!
5. Since its last birthday, there have been two major releases of ActiveMatrix BPM.
|ActiveMatrix BPM 3.0||ActiveMatrix BPM 3.1|
|Introducing Case Management||Enhanced Case Management|
|Elastic Organizations||Expanded BPM Analytics|
|Dynamic Work||Ease of Use|
6. ActiveMatrix BPM has an older sister named iProcess.
Staffware iProcess was born in Swindon, UK in December of 2001. That makes iProcess 84 in “software years” and she is still a very active lady. In the summer of 2014, TIBCO released the iProcess to ActiveMatrix BPM model conversion tools. You can learn more about the tool by downloading its TIBCO NOW presentation.
7. ActiveMatrix BPM was known as N2 in its formative years.
I recently attended training where they warned us that project names had a nasty way of sneaking out of engineering and into the wild. It would seem that ActiveMatrix BPM is no exception. TIBCO BusinessWorks’ original engineering code name was TNT, The New Thing. Never one to be outdone, ActiveMatrix BPM became known as The New New Thing, a.k.a. N2. With a sharp eye and an ActiveMatrix BPM log file, you can still find the occasional reference to N2 today.
8. ActiveMatrix BPM’s “EasyAs Insurance” employees are all members of the Stoke City Football Club.
ActiveMatrix BPM’s engineering program manager, Dave Hill, is an avid Stoke City F.C. fan. All of the employees that come with the out-of-the-box organization “EasyAs Insurance” are the 2007-2008 squad members of his favorite team.
Club Manager: Tony Pulis
9. One of ActiveMatrix BPM’s founders is a rock star.
ActiveMatrix BPM’s lead architect, Nathan Sutton, is the voice behind The Purple Badgers.
10. ActiveMatrix BPM is an international lady of mystery.
Five different countries were involved in ActiveMatrix BPM’s creation: United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Brazil, and India.