Archive for May, 2013

Filed Under the Heading: Disrupt Yourself

This “Monday Note” from Gassée is a great lesson learned in being willing to disrupt your own business: “At the end of the day, there was a chip that they were interested in that they wanted to pay a certain

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Austin: This One Goes to 11

Seems like just yesterday when Austin was the 13th largest city in the US.  It had just surpassed San Francisco, if I remember correctly, which caused a flurry of interesting articles comparing the two. And now, just a few days

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A Process Too Good? Or Too Good to be True?

Good blog from Keith Swenson about the dangers of over-emphasizing cost in your process (or more broadly, efficiency):   3M started to use Six Sigma from 2001 to 2005 in order to cut costs and increase efficiency.  It worked!  They

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Austin’s Tech Scene: Fewer People but Bigger Output

One of the disconnects I’ve had a hard time reconciling myself is why it feels like there is so much more going on in Austin’s tech scene than there used to be, and yet, overall Tech employment is still down

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Does Austin Need to Think Bigger?

A recent round of criticism has made the rounds among Austin tech circles, coming from Bob Metcalfe and Brett Hurt, among others.  The ATC CEO Summit summary in Silicon Hills News reports: No one disputes that Austin has become a

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Austin is BBQ Ground Zero

  Austin has always had good BBQ.  I was hardly here a whole day before I ate at County Line BBQ on 2222.  And I haven’t lived more than 2 miles from a County Line BBQ ever since… And yet

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New Ways to Navigate Work

Clay Richardson of Forrester connects some dots that only analysts covering multiple products would notice – the idea that both IBM and Appian are effectively making it easier for users to navigate complex work without predefined paths: While I like

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BP3 is BPM: Speaking and Interviewing at #IBMImpact

This year we did more interviews and talks than ever before at IBM Impact.  We’re recapping our involvement here: Rich Phillips did two book signings – 3:30pm on Monday and 9:45am on Wednesday. Along with IBM, we gave away 500

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BPM Still Investable: BonitaSoft raises $13M

BonitaSoft announced last week that they raised a third round, $13M, from several parties last week.  Apparently BPM startups are still investable!  And apparently BPM isn’t dead yet (sarcasm alert!).  BonitaSoft has been one of the most successful open source

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[White paper] The Business Driven Delivery Team

We have a great white paper available for download – The Business Driven Delivery Team – which is all about how to organize and motivate a team responsible for BPM project delivery.  One of the key challenges is to get

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BP3 Connect @ Tao Venetian #IBMImpact

[Author’s note: posted this as the second part of a previous post, but it really feels like it should be its own post] At BP3 we believe in giving back to the community and building the ecosystem.  Just one way

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BP3 is BPM: Life in the #IBMImpact Trade Show Floor with BP3

In this post we just want to give you a little bit of a feel for what it was like to be at the BP3 booth on the tradeshow floor. But first, let’s take a diversion to the General Session,

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In Good Company: Austin Tech Scene and the President

We were pretty excited that our friends at Capital Factory hosted the President last week.  On a personal note, I was even more thrilled that my wife was able to meet him at the event!  Imagine my surprise when we

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Videos from #bpmNEXT: BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM

As I’ve written before, bpmNEXT was a fantastic event, and we put up quite a few posts about it over the following weeks.  In the midst of all the IBM Impact posts that we’re catching up on, the videos from

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In Case You Didn’t Notice, Obama Came to Visit

Today (yesterday by the time you read this) Obama came to visit Austin. Pretty exciting.  One of his stops was Capital Factory, one of the incubator/co-working spaces in Austin that was co-founded by my friend Joshua Baer.  Lori Hawkins covered

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Interviewing at #IBMImpact: BP3, BPM, Mobile, Focus

I have to thank Todd Watson and the folks behind the IBM Champion program (Daphne and Justin, talking to you!) for lining up an interview for Live @ IBM Impact 2013.  The focus was on Mobile Business Process Management, though

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“You’ve Done Everything We Asked You to. And More.”

Lombardi – Seen but not Heard If there was a theme at IBM Impact, besides the obvious – “Smarter Process” and “Systems of Interaction” – it was Lombardi. No one mentioned Lombardi on stage.  No one from Lombardi took the

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Bruce Silver’s Impressions at #IBMImpact

We were pleased to run into Bruce Silver at Impact and he has since posted his impressions of the conference on his blog. Process innovation was a central theme of last week’s IBM Impact conference – it took center stage

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Interview with Scott Francis: BP3, Mobile BPM, and IBM

IBM has started posting the interviews we participated in at IBM Impact.  The following video is actually the first interview I did on-site at Impact.  I might be a little too active for a standing interview but I like how

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IBM Recognizes Champions in a Video

You can’t see the company affiliation, but bonus points to those of you who spot two Champions from BP3 in this video.  Andrew Paier and I have determined that we have faces for radio, and perhaps this video thing isn’t

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Phil Gilbert on IBM’s Design Thinking

Context and History Phil’s speaking engagements at Impact have been one of the highlights of the show for me since Impact 2010.  This year he had a change of pace – instead of talking about BPM, or BPM and ODM,

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BP3 is BPM: Why We Do What We Do for IBM Impact and our Customers

[Editor’s Note: This was posted on the IBM Impact Blog – re-posted here for the convenience of our regular RSS readers!] We’re excited about our 4th year at IBM Impact.  Every year we’ve increased our investment.  The first year, immediately

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