Archive for January, 2012

Appian 2011 Results

There aren’t quite as many independent BPM software vendors to report on these days, but I still try to keep track of their financial performance because it still seems that the overall trend is up and to the right –

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SXSW: Startup Village + Lean Startup SXSW = Value

The highlight (for me) of last year’s SXSW-interactive conference was the Lean Startup SXSW – a whole day of planned content, mainly in one room (in the AT&T executive center) focused on the idea of “the lean startup”.  Eric Ries

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BPM Mobility: Server Architectures Reviewed

Editor’s note: This is reposted with permission of the Author.  Gary Samuelson’s original post can be found here. Forward If you haven’t already done so I highly recommend you “tool up” for iOS (iPhone) or Android development. Speaking more on

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Management Debt

I guess if we can have Technical Debt, and Process Debt, why not Management Debt? Ben Horowitz’ post on Management Debt is a good read, but one thing that separates it from technical debt or process debt is that it

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Lean Startup vs. the Great Man

In Brakoniecki’s post on Lean Start-ups and the idea of Entrepreneur, he delves into the apparent conflict between the Taylor “Great Man” theory, and the Lean Startup’s emphasis on leadership, and learning (all while in essence refuting the idea of

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ACM and Product/Market fit

David Brakoniecki chimes in on ACM’s product/market fit problem, and hopefully he won’t mind me quoting liberally from his post.  On the one hand, there is the rock:  free or nearly free software from various providers that addresses the freelance/collaboration

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Kraft on Taylorism

Frank Michael Kraft’s post on Taylorism is interesting, in that it is a response to Jakob Freund’s post on the same subject, but with a different perspective, and a pretty balanced view. Since I mostly agree with his post I’ll

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Mark Cuban Making Sense

I never considered myself a Mark Cuban fan.  But when I read his blogs and excerpts from his book I find him very convincing.  It just doesn’t translate into most of the TV appearances I’ve seen. One Entrepreneur.com, they’ve run

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BPM Lives On

After all the mergers and acquisitions in the BPM space over the last 2+ years, you could hardly blame people for thinking the BPM space was going to be dead or at least lacking innovation. However, some of us argued

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Steve Blank and the NSF's Innovation Corps

Steve Blank consistently writes one of the best blogs.  His installment (at least 2 parts) on the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps is no exception. Of course the knee-jerk reaction from most people is that government cannot help in such

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In Case there were any Doubts about Austin's Economy

A series of articles to kick off the new year show that Austin is a bright spot still… Just today, OtherInbox announced it is selling to ReturnPath for an undisclosed amount.  Based on the smiles from the OtherInbox team, this

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I Guess I'm not the Only One

I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Google is making too many enemies at once. John Gruber of Daring Fireball, riffing off of an MG Siegler post on the Serach+ announcement: It also occurs to me that there’s

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Will ACM eclipse BPM?

Peter Schooff once again asks the provocative question: “Will case management eclipse BPM in importance this year?” The answers were pretty interesting.  I guess I should first own up to my own: Short answer : no. More thoughtful answer :

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Brakoniecki on OpenText Competition

I liked Dave Brakoniecki’s analysis of OpenText’s December comments on their BPM strategy. Like Dave, I find it interesting that they think they’ll be most often running into Pega and IBM.  Dave’s thoughts: OpenText probably need to acquire some rules

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Happy New Year! (2012 Edition)

Happy New Year to our readers! 2011 was a very good year for BP3 – again, thanks to our customers, and our team.  Our customers continued to invest in BP3 and in BPM, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to

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A Year in Blogging, 2011

What a great year for BPM 2011 was.  And it was also a good year of blogging for BP3! Not that volume page views is our goal per se, but something happened in 2011 as pageviews jumped from a ~3000/month

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