Archive for August, 2012

Hardware Renaissance

Great read in the New York Times about the hardware renaissance in Silicon Valley.  I suppose it is particularly interesting to point out the shift in Silicon Valley, which has been more focused on bits that atoms lately, but the

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Bruce Silver Reviews Roubroo

Bruce Silver covers Roubroo on his blog.  It is interesting because it attempts to address ad-hoc changes to a process, without abandoning BPMN. What happens under the covers is Roubroo creates a new version of the process definition and migrates

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Great Advice for Your Company

Seth Godin offers great advice for your company. Yes, your company too: Let’s not race to the bottom.We know that industrialists seek to squeeze every penny out of every market. We know that competitors want to drive their costs to

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Savvion Update from MWD

I think Neil Ward-Dutton’s coverage of Savvion was kinder than Progress likely deserve right now: The announcement of Savvion’s divestiture was one of the biggest surprises within Progress Software’s strategic about-turn. The BPM vendor’s founder is busy building momentum so

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Convergence…

The Process Ninja writes: Whilst many of these technologies have been created to resolve specific business problems there is a trend toward convergence to create product suites that seek to solve holistic business problems and enable Enterprise Business Process Management.

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Thoughts on Apple and Samsung

All along, I’ve found it really interesting how many thought leaders in the startup space and VC space have picked Apple as their whipping boy for patent discussions. I think the attention has been misplaced.  There are better targets (which,

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Performance Reviews

When Jean-Louis Gassée has something to say, it is generally worth listening.  His take on a less HR-heavy performance review process is great reading, and he makes recommendations that most organizations could take to heart and apply. First, he quickly

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The WP Engine Model

This PandoDaily post from Trevor Gilbert does as good a job as any article I’ve seen so far in describing WPEngine’s secret sauce: With the goal of becoming the one-stop shop for WordPress needs, the company has been steadily and

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ebizQ Discussions Worth Reading

There have been a few ebizQ BPM discussions lately that I haven’t added to but which I think are worth reading because the most important perspectives have been well represented and argued. First, there’s the “What does it mean to

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The Six-Month Rule

Generally speaking, I believe in thumb rules.  They’re not hard and fast, bright red lines in the sand.  They’re not cliffs.  But they’re important guidelines for reminding you that you’ve seen this movie before, and that it istime to do

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Lombardi’s Impact on IBM: Simplicity

I think everyone is aware of the great impact the Lombardi acquisition had on IBM’s BPM offering and ODM offering.  But interesting news last week- I didn’t realize this news was public, and the only reference I’ve seen to it

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The First IBM BPM v8 Deployment

Like everyone else at Impact, we were excited about the announcement of IBM BPM v8.0.  We’ve been looking forward to get a project live on v8 ever since it came out. And now, BP3 is proud to announce what we

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How “Cloudy” is your BPM?

I liked Appian’s post on cloud smoke screens – they make some good points.  Of course, we here at BP-3 we are not a BPM software vendor and we are limited in our ability to address these concerns.  However as

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Interns, thank you

We just wrapped up our second summer with interns in the BP3 office, but this is the first year you could call it a “program” – where it was really quite well organized and managed, and we had more than

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Innovation in BPM: Migrating from Teamworks to IBM BPM

BP Labs and Innovation One of the great advantages of focus is being able to solve the deep problems.  Not just the superficial problems- but the really difficult ones.  When we started BP3, we determined to really invest in BPM,

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Starbucks, Meet Square

So today I see Jack Dorsey has announced a new deal between Square and Starbucks.  I didn’t intend to predict the future a few months ago, when I wrote about Square’s new Card Case app, and how it changed point-of-sale

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BP Deploy

The Challenge: Deploying BPM in the Cloud We’re all familiar with the challenges of managing enterprise software deployments. IBM BPM is far from the most difficult enterprise software to install, yet even so it is a challenge for customers to

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Founders and Heroes

Derek Anderson really hits the mark with his TechCrunch article, “Founders Are Not Heroes. Let’s Get Back To Work“… A few weeks ago a founder called me to commiserate. He told me about how his product had taken longer than

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Business Agility, MWD-Style

Neil Ward-Dutton hits on the issue with misappropriating the word agility to mean “software” process rather than to reflect the business: Funny thing is, when I talk to business leaders about *business* agility, their thinking works at a completely different

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Jiro is now Available on iTunes

If you were curious about Jiro Dreams of Sushi based on our previous post, you’re in luck – you can watch this movie on iTunes now. I can’t recommend it highly enough.  If you think you have good processes, you

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