Archive for June, 2012

Integrated versus

Chris Dixon’s thought-provoking post, “Why the integrated approach to mobile devices is winning” does one thing really well:  it explains why everyone thought the non-integrated approach was going to win in mobile devices.  But I don’t think it explains sufficiently

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BPM of the Future

Anatoly recently posted on the future of BPM – replacement or extension? Of course to me the answer is obvious at this point – it is extend, refine, deepen.  Replacement is, at this point, a waste of effort.  Anatoly takes

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Nice BPMN 2.0 Example for “Retry”

Over at BPM Guide, Daniel Meyer has modeled four strategies for dealing with failure in BPMN 2: write-off retry compensation two-phase commit It’s a great example of BPMN 2.0, relatable examples (coffee), and how failure might matter for something other

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Column 2 and AWD

Following up on her excellent coverage of ISIS Papyrus, Sandy Kemsley had another great scoop in covering DST Technologies’ conference, and specifically covering AWD, their BPM offering. As Sandy says: AWD from DST Technologies is one of those well-kept secrets

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The Cure for Facebook Fallout

I read this article about the fallout for startups due to Facebook’s post-IPO stock performance: Paul Graham, cofounder of Silicon Valley’s most important startup incubator, Y Combinator, has sent an email to portfolio companies warning them “bad times” may be

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Sandy Kemsley gets the Scoop on ISIS Papyrus

One of the invaluable contributions independent consultants like Sandy make to the field of BPM is cross-pollinating information between otherwise disconnected communities. One of the products I’ve been curious about for years – ever since I started participating in the

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What Should Trouble Apple?

The kickingbear blog has a reminder to Apple fans of Three Things that Should Trouble Apple: Content Management – develop relationships directly with the creatives iTunes – as a media hub, iTunes is losing favor. People – do more to

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Missing the Point: College Recruiting

The Wall Street Journal published another article about college recruiting.  It seems to reflect how a lot of companies approach college recruiting and think about college recruiting.  And it is also, in my view, completely wrong.  Let’s touch on the

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If Functional Decomposition is Bad, What’s the Alternative?

Is Functional Decomposition the worst kind of decomposition, except for all the others?  Or is there something better we can do? Jaisundar published a blog on the silos that form in our minds, as a result of how humans tend

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Apple’s Siri – Keeping it Simple

[Update: WWDC has started- and so far no mention of third-party Siri integration.  Looks like Apple went with the more conservative option of only expanding to specific third parties, e.g. Yelp.  Maybe something new will be announced before the end

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Model Validation Update from Bruce Silver

Bruce Silver continues to improve his BPMN model validation.  The key is that he focuses on correct syntax AND correct style. OK, problem solved, right?  I still want more. There are still categories of errors that the tool does not

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Entrepreneurship for the Rest of Us: Mainstream

[Last of the statup-related posts for this week! How about a little “entrepreneurship for the rest of us”?!] Loved reading this guest post from Jerry Engel, on Steve Blank’s blog: While we’re excited by the results, we’ve realized that we’ve

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Catalysts for New Startups in Austin

[One of the really interesting things we’re all waiting to see in Austin is how the success of several startups here spills over into new startups – and hopefully further economic success and growth. When you couple a fertile ecosystem

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A Startup Center for Austin: Capital Factory

Rumors of something brewing for a Startup “hub” in Austin have been percolating for a couple of years.  Not everyone was a fan (for example, there are already a handful of successful, but smaller, co-working spaces and networking groups). Visions

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On the Subject of Austin Entrepreneurship

[Author’s note: In a continuing series of posts on startups, and startups in Austin – we’ll detour briefly from BPM and address entrepreneurship.  Of course, there’s a lot to learn from entrepreneurship that can be applied to a kind of

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Startups in Austin

There have been a series of articles over the last week about Austin and Startups… The two that seemed to really stir up discussion were by Trevor Gilbert of Pando Daily. In the first, he discussed Austin’s Warped Center of

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