Archive for April, 2013

Your Mobile BPM Could be Beautiful Too

Why not build beautiful applications for your business? Great shout-out from Caged Ether on his blog – “What exactly is going on in enterprise mobility right now?“.  As he says, there’s no reason for enterprise processes to be ugly, and

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Great First Day at #IBMImpact

We had a great first day at IBM Impact.  The day started off feeling like a bit of a Lombardi reunion as we kept running into people we know from those days.  But it wasn’t long before we were setting

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Blueworks Live April 2013 Update – Just in time for IBM Impact!

So Blueworks Live has been updated with the April 2013 Release.If you haven’t been keeping score, Blueworks Live has been steadily updating every couple of months (6-12 weeks) for years now. David Brakoniecki rightly concludes: “BlueworksLive is clearly being moved

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BP3 Speaking at #IBMImpact: Scott Francis and Ivan Kornienko: Mobile for BPM. BPM for Mobile

One perk of being an IBM Websphere Champion is that I was offered an opportunity to show off our Brazos UI for Mobile BPM in the Champion’s corner.  Anyone interested in creating beautiful interfaces for their business processes in IBM

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BP3’s BRAZOS UI: Mobile BPM. Made Easy.

In the run-up to IBM Impact, we want to share a little bit of what we’ve been up to, and what we have to show at our booth at Impact. We set out to make it easy to make a

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End of an Era

As long as I can remember, Jim Sinur has been writing about BPM.  On his blog yesterday he announced that he’s retiring on May 1st: It’s been a great run, here at Gartner, but all good things must end. I

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Process Glue

Great post by Craig Reid on “Process Glue” – Whilst many pieces of software try to package themselves up to service a particular need – an ERP for example fitting the bill for many support processes – a BPMS succeeds

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Lean Startup Meets Harvard Business Review

I’d have been more surprised if this happened a few years ago, but Lean Startup thinking has become so prevalent that even the conservative Harvard Business Review had to notice and address the topic eventually. Even better, they reached out

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Abstraction and Collaboration

John Reynolds writes that “Gathering, Reviewing and Approving are almost always Collaborative“ Of course he’s right.  And in fact, rather than explicitly model such things: I’d recommend modeling the review process as a self-contained “activity”.  Prepare proposal should be separated

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BP3 Customers Speaking at Impact

With Impact on the horizon, we wanted to highlight some of the great sessions our customers are participating in at Impact.  Eleven IBM customers that BP3 folks have worked closely with are presenting on the order of 13 or 14

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Blueworks Live Training from Bruce Silver

Great resource that Bruce Silver just announced, if you want to access Blueworks Live training online: Together with Shelley Sweet of I4Process, I began doing a set of basic Process Mapping 101 training videos for Lombardi Blueprint several years back,

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BP3 Speaking at #IBMImpact: Driving Mobile Innovations

We recently highlighted Sue Butler’s co-presentation with UMB Bank, and now we’re happy to announce that our own Andrew Paier, Director of BP Labs, will be a member of a panel at Impact covering Mobile Innovation: 3299 Panel Discussion: Driving

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BP3 Speaking at #IBMImpact: UMB Bank

BP3 is proud that a number of our customers are speaking at Impact this year and sharing their experiences with BPM.  We’re going to take time to highlight some of our customers’ sessions at Impact in our blog – as

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Antifragile or Reactive?

Keith Swenson is probably the foremost proponent of ACM.  He has a new series of blog posts and talks that touch on Nicholas Taleb’s book “Antifragile,” a new wrinkle on his theme of knowledge work and ACM.  His presentation at

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Mobile Payments in Austin

Austin has been a hotbed of activity in certain startup circles, most notably enterprise software and the intersection of enterprise and social.  But in the Austin-American Statesman they ran an article on the rise of mobile payment systems and startups

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Fujitsu Acquires RunMyProcess

I hope someone writes about this that knows more about RunMyProcess and Fujitsu’s offerings than I do.  But today I saw in the news that Fujitsu has acquired the French startup (details remain private): The acquisition will also allow Fujitsu

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Motes and Smartdust

Another interesting connection at bpmNEXT – between Bosch and Vernor Vinge. A stretch? Maybe.  But the Bosch team (Tom Debevoise and Troy Foster) presented a pretty compelling take on the internet of things-  the concept of a mote – which

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What’s Complicated

As I go through my notes from bpmNEXT, I keep finding little gems that I want to share.  Like the note I wrote myself- that Germans love David Hasselhoff… and BPMN, after watching a series of great presentations reflecting serious

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The Zero Code Hypothesis

Everyone has their hypotheses about managing business by process.  For example, the ACM folks hypothesize that the important knowledge work that businesses do cannot be effectively modeled in BPMN.  The more “traditional” view of BPM (which is only about 10

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Austin Economy Continues to Roll

Well, if there wasn’t enough good news in the BPM sphere, the Austin economy would fill the gap.  Two recent articles drive the point home. In the first, updated stats show that Austin continues to have an unemployment rate about

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Revisiting Starbucks and Square

As we know at BP3, rolling out process change across an organization the size of a Starbucks is no easy task. They have so many retail locations and registers and team members to train, it is a daunting task. But

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It’s Business Management, Not BPM

In John Reynold’s talk at bpmNEXT, he focused on “data-centric-BPM” – by which he meant modeling business entity lifecycle, and not just the processes that intersect or interact with the Business Entity Lifecycle (BEL). A key takeaway from the talk

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No Ambiguity, Only Surprises

There are some interesting observations I had coming out of bpmNEXT that didn’t fit neatly into the summary blog post. During ITP Commerce’s presentation at bpmNEXT, they talked at some length about the notion of style in BPMN, and a

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