Archive for June, 2013

Google Readers of Our Blog, Keep Following Us!

If you use Google Reader to keep up with our blog, please take a moment to export your Google subscriptions (Google Reader has instructions), and find another good tool to follow blogs in.  The subscriptions.xml file is your key to

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Incubator Fatigue?

Christopher Calnan asks: Is Austin at risk of incubator fatigue? News came today that Colorado-based TechStars is planning to bring its incubation program to Austin this summer. And get this: it will be operating out of the Capital Factory. So

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Activiti and the REST API

Congrats to the Activiti team for releasing 5.13, which includes a new REST-API. They redesigned the REST API from scratch, which I think was the right move – thinking about it as a whole instead of separate, independently designed parts:

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IBM BPM and Taskless Services

[Editor’s Note: Taskless services are the kind of feature in IBM BPM that prospective customers don’t have the context to evaluate.  Essentially, IBM BPM has two execution layers-  the BPD layer, and the service layer.  Taskless services combine the two

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OSGi and JPA Delivery Business Objects to BPM

Click here for Gary’s original post on his blog [Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series of posts that Gary has been kind enough to share. ] Multi-part Series: BPM Integration with OSGI: JAX-RS and JPA (this

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Sounds About Right

Marco Arment’s post, “Fertile Ground“: One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and established are wiped out by disruption, irrelevance, or changing fashions. Like a forest fire, clearing out the old is very destructive and

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I Had the Same Thought

But David Brakoniecki did a better job describing it: I have yet to see the tool but, if the screenshots from this presentation are anything to go by, the resemblance between Effektif and the process automation pieces of Blueworks is

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For Any Consultant, This is a Good Read

The title of the article is 9 Qualities of Truly Confident People.  “Truly Confident People” make excellent BPM consultants (or consultants in general): First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is

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Kemsley Covers Activiti BPM Updates

Sandy Kemsley’s Column 2 blog has an update covering new functionality, and new partners, with Activiti BPM: I had a briefing on the latest version of Alfresco’s Activiti BPM a couple of months back, but decided to wait until the

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Brazos 2.0 is Coming

For those who have heard of Brazos at Impact or elsewhere, but are wondering what is coming next, I wanted to take time out to share what we have cooking for Brazos 2.0.  Brazos 2.0 is shipping with a few

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White Board Reality Meets BPM

Laurence Hart, aka @piewords, has written the perfect post to explain why local collaboration matters. This wasn’t a post about BPM offshoring. But the parallels in the debate Laurence is engaged in are pretty fascinating.  So let’s go through the

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BPM Integration with OSGi: JAX-RS and JPA

Click here for Gary’s Original Post  [Editor’s note: Today we’re taking a departure from markets and Apple and BPM vendors, to talk about something purely technical.  Gary has been a contributor to our blog over the last few years, bringing

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Rebuttal of “The Experiment is Over”

Souvik Bonnerjee has an interesting and thoughtful rebuttal, of our previous piece on the idea that the Offshore BPM Experiment is Over… First off, Souvik’s experience at Cap Gemini may be different than my experience at BP3.  I’ve not worked

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Sales Process vs. Buying Process

Interesting blog from Jaisundar: “Prospects don’t care about your sales process. Maybe you shouldn’t either…“ But then, is there really something like Consultative Selling at all?I would argue that there is no such thing. If you really look at the

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The Offshore BPM Experiment is Over

Bosch has a really interesting BPM-meets-Internet-of-things offering that quite a few analysts and BPM thought leaders are excited about. But there are a couple of troubling signs, as viewed from the bleachers… such as  announcements like the one Bosch just

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Happy Birthday to our Friends at Signavio

We’ve kept in touch with Signavio since nearly the very beginning – and it is nice of them them to remind us of their birthday! Clearly it has been a good year for Signavio: The customer growth is directly impacting

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It is Uncomfortable

It is uncomfortable disagreeing with people you have a lot of respect for. Chris Dixon, I feel confident, knows much more about mobile and startups and entrepreneurs than I do.  So when he says: “The switch to Android first hasn’t

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6 years and 31 days

It seems like only yesterday when BP3 was started – May 1, 2007.  We were so busy at Impact this year that we didn’t remember to tell everyone about it! About a year later we started the blog… and hired

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BP3 to Offer Enterprise Support for Activiti

Earlier today, Alfresco announced a new Enterprise support offering for Activiti BPM.  Joram was right to point out that we’ve been keeping an interested eye on Activiti since their first release in 2010: BP3 is a well-known company in the

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Another BPM Vendor Acquired

I missed this on the news wire, but luckily MWD was there to pick up the thread, as Informatica buys Active Endpoints: Back on February 15, Informatica almost silently acquired BPM technology specialist Active Endpoints. Although the BPM vendor built

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Identifying the Major Anti-Patterns to Business Value

Perhaps more useful than telling you the right things to do in your BPM projects, is helping you identify the “anti-patterns” to their business value.  Avoiding them, or not, sets the stage for project success.  The whitepaper, Identifying the Anti-Patterns, authored

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