Archive for March, 2009

Capital Factory in Austin, TX

Capital Factory is getting off the ground in Austin, TX, as recently reported by TechCrunch.  Austin has always had a pretty supportive culture around startups (I remember reading once-upon-a-time that there were 400 small “hi-tech” companies in Austin with an

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Gartner BPM Summit 2009: San Diego

I was out earlier this week in San Diego for Gartner’s BPM Summit. Dr. John Alden and I did a workshop on Process Measurement which was a three hour session spanning measurement strategy, the culture of measurement, as well as

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Management of the Facebook Generation?

Those who know me well know that one of my pet peeves is the idea that whatever the “next” generation is, that generation must be managed differently, treated differently, etc.  Fortune magazine, which is one of my favorite reads, is

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Becoming an Entrepreneur: Is there a Process for that?

Tech Ranch Austin is an interesting operation in Austin, Texas that is focused on helping startups… well, start up.  They offer good office space options, conference room options, and other resources for entrepreneurs.  The people who started Tech Ranch Austin

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Bruce Silver's take on BPMN 2.0

Bruce Silver has a nice article on BPMInstitute.org about the 5 things to like about BPMN 2.0 (he doesn’t discuss the 5 things not to like – perhaps material for a future post?!). OMG votes on the proposal in June,

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Tom Baeyens on jBPM 4.0

Tom’s blog is one of my favorite to keep track of, partly because he takes a fairly pure software engineering approach to the business problem of BPM.  It sounds ironic perhaps, that I would find this interesting, given that our

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iPhone 3.0

No, this isn’t really an article about the 3.0 release of iPhone software.  Not really.But there is a good article about it right here(its a good read). Its really about what we can learn from it.  In version 3.0, Apple

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Forrester Reviews Lombardi Blueprint

I don’t have a lot to add to Forrester’s review of Blueprint, but I thought it would be worth linking to here.  First, Lombardi’s blog includes a reference to it.  We’ve also had several previous posts about blueprint and its

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Gartner is Beating the BPM Drum

Gartner is pounding the table about BPM – just recently in London, and likely again next week in San Diego.  In a news article on Gartner’s site, Gartner makes the claim that enterprises will save as much as 20% within

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SXSW is in Effect

SXSW (south by southwest) is in effect in Austin, from the 13th to the 22nd. The early parts of the event are dedicated to ideas and groups that have attached themselves to the original musical festival later in the week.

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Out of the box or Outside the box?

These two phrases are two favorites in IT circles.  In the first case: “what can we do out of the box?” – an effort to explicitly stay on the beaten path so as to make sure everything you do is

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Apple Service Process in Need of a Tune-up?

As readers of this blog have no-doubt noticed, I’m a fan of Apple products and their approach to the markets they compete in.  In late 2007 I switched to a MacBook Pro fulltime.  In the early 90’s I used NeXT

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Process Optimization Revisited

Rashid Khan, formerly of Ultimus, recently posted complaining about “The Hype about Simulation and Optimization“.  He has a clear vendor-perspective on this subject – he understands why prospects and analysts like simulation and optimization (and round-tripping) so much – but

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How much does it cost to set up an ASP/SaaS business?

Coghead just closed its doors a couple days ago.  I first saw the news on techcrunch in this post:  Coghead Grinds To A Halt, Heads To The Deadpool.  And then the following day the news that SAP acquired Coghead’s IP

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