Archive for August, 2013

IBM Champions on Mobile Strategy

Great job to the folks at IBM for pulling this video together from three different IBM Champions: Great composition from the three of us, we really appreciate IBM putting it together. If you’re looking for more videos from Impact, one

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Brazos for Activiti [Including Video]

We started a project this summer with two of our intrepid interns and coaching from our BP Labs team, to see if we could build “Brazos for Activiti” (our code name for the project).  Conceptually of course, this seemed like

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BP3 in the Austin Fast 50 for Third Straight Year

This is just great timing.  Every year around this time we have a BP3 All Hands meeting and get everyone together in one place to review the year so far and prep for the home stretch.  And, for the third

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Does iOS 7 Leave Room for Differentiated Apps?

If you want to read a thoughtful analysis of iOS 7 design, look no further than the Xtreme Labs blog on the subject. They give points for the clean design but acknowledge the shock factor: The clean and modern UI,

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Intentional Business Process Management

Forrester has put out a new report on Accelerating BPM Velocity with the Right Service Provider. The Challenge It is a good read. Clay and the other authors start out by pointing out three basic problems with BPM programs at

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Making Austin a Little Easier to Visit

The ABIA (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport) is embarking on a $68 million dollar expansion thanks to the City of Austin’s support (from voters and City Council): AUSTIN (KXAN) – If you dread the long lines at the airport, relief could be

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Where to Start a Tech Startup

You could read through this awesome, but complicated infographic… but the answer is Austin.  (Credit for the image goes to Bizbrain! and found this via Austin Startup)

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Modeling (Diagramming) in Alignment with Methodology

Anatoly has written a post on the “Find a Victim” process pattern. But my favorite part of it was toward the end, mentioned almost as an aside: Modeling a counterparty graphically as shown in Figure 3 makes sense only if

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New Book from Sarah Pratt, an Austin Author (and Friend!)

A good friend and local Austin author has published a book on Amazon.  It is available for free download via Kindle (not sure for how long!).  Congrats to our friend Sarah Rodriguez Pratt on her first published work!  And why

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Another Filed Under “This Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means”

Sarah Perez of TechCrunch writes an article under the heading “Startups Apparently Do Not Care that Android is Better” – using Paul Stamatiou’s original blog post as fodder for her follow-on. The iOS-first mentality is so ingrained in the culture

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Be Worthy of A Champion

Marco Arment, responding to Paul Stamatiou’s “Android Is Better” post, makes a great point: “The Android community lacks a champion. An evangelist that doesn’t obsess over hardware specs and has a broader appeal. Someone that vividly illustrates how Android can

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OpenText Buys Cordys

OpenText – the “We Buy Houses” of BPM – has added another BPM suite to the portfolio of BPM real estate it already occupies.  I thought maybe they were done, after the last acquisition.  Or the one before that.  But

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BP3 Brazos UI Webinar: Tuesday August 27

What: A Webinar on the BP3 Brazos UI Toolkit for IBM BPM When: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:00AM US Central Daylight Time Who : Ivan Kornienko, and you Register: http://info.bp-3.com/brazos-webinar-series/ We’re hosting a webinar to review the Brazos UI

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Today is a Day to be Proud of Interns

We have been fortunate to have interns at BP3 for three years.  This is the second year you could really call it a program (multiple interns!).  Last year I made a promise: We’re going to do it again next year. 

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Brazos 2.0 Beta Released

Yesterday we started emailing registered Brazos 1.0 customers to send them the Brazos 2.0 Beta. I want to thank our BP3 team for pulling together to make this release happen, I’m really proud of what our team has done to

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Scalable – Not What You Think it Means

[Vizzini has just cut the rope The Dread Pirate Roberts is climbing up]Vizzini: HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. We hear the word “Scalable” all

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Useful CEP and BPM Definitions

Good blog post to put some color on the differences between BPM and CEP (seems obvious, but the post makes it clear that it isn’t always so): CEP, on the other hand, gives an ability for an organization to aggregate

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About those Phablets

After visiting in Hong Kong this summer, I can say I better understand why Phablets are selling. Granted, the overwhelming majority of screens are in the 3.5 to 4″ range, but phablets have gotten a lot of press. On the

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The hole in the SaaS bucket

Jason Cohen often shines a light on basic business model issues – with software, with consulting… and this time with SaaS businesses. In this case he’s picking on Marketo: Marketo filed for IPO with impressive 80% year-over-year growth in 2012,

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Software AG’s New Evangelist

Interesting news out of Software AG yesterday – they’ve appointed Theo Priestley as their new Chief Evangelist.  What makes the news especially interesting to me is that Theo’s approach is not the bland corporate-speak that we’re used to seeing from

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Trust us: Use the Coach View Framework

Since early days at Lombardi, the company made it possible to build an “external” user interface for its BPM offering.  In Teamworks 5, however, the coach framework was introduced, which made it much easier to build user interfaces rapidly inside

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How to Build the Wind Farm Demo with Brazos 2.0

If you saw the last post on the new features in Brazos 2.0, as well as the demonstration “Wind Farm Demo” – you might be curious as to how hard it is to build the demo using IBM’s Process Designer

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