Archive for September, 2013

IBM BPM Coach Views, and IBM BPM with BP3’s Brazos UI Toolkit

IBM has posted a host of useful videos on a few different YouTube channels.  In a recent video, IBM gives an introduction to the CoachView framework introduced in IBM BPM 8x, and continued in subsequent versions. It does a good

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The NYTimes Covers Austin’s Startup Community

Yes, Austin startups have attracted their own NY Times article.  And it is a good one.  But we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t have to nitpick a little bit here and there… The city’s high-tech area adopted

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The Process of Writing About Apple

Most people don’t think of creative endeavors as requiring or adhering to process, but when I read enough of someone’s work, a process becomes apparent in the way they approach their subject. I thought it would be fun to turn

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The Sonic (Economic) Boom that is SXSW

An article in the Austin Business Journal makes it clear what a huge impact SXSW has on Austin: In all, SXSW drove $218.2 million into the Austin economy, according to an economic analysis of the event. That figure includes $88.3

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Speaking of Aligning with Values (and Customer Value)

In a recent post I discussed having a bit of epiphany for our business.  The epiphany wasn’t the “idea” of aligning with creating customer value in innovative ways, it was the realization of a better way to articulate what we

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Showing Up

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” Woody Allen   “Showing up every day isn’t enough. There are a lot of guys who show up every day who shouldn’t have showed up at all.” James Caan Matt Swanson writes about

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Aligning with your Customers and your Values

Aligning what you do with your values. One of the hardest things about starting up a business, when you startup, is that you can’t fully adhere to your values.  If you take investor money, odds are you have to make

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Apple and Market Segmentation

 Benedict Evans writes that Apple has “effectively halved the price of a new iPhone, from $200 to $100. It already has 40-45% of contract smartphone sales – this move will take another big bite out of US Android sales.” He

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Thoughts on User Experience

John Reynolds recently wrote about User Experience Design as the essential BPM skill, wherein he quotes Nathaniel Palmer: They really need to look at BPM through the lens of user experience.  So it is not just necessary to have BPM

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Austin Getting Nonstop Flight to London

British Airways is bringing a nonstop flight from London to Austin in 2014.  This is going to be great news for people who make that round-trip frequently, despite the price tag being higher than a trip that routes through Dallas

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The BP3 All-Hands Meeting 2013

If you’re an IBM BPM expert – or a Lombardi expert before that – there really is no better place to be than working at BP3.  It is the best place to learn how to do BPM right, what it

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Joins and IBM BPM – Diving Deeper

[Editor’s note: This is another guest-post from Andrew Paier, our Director of BP Labs at BP3.  In this post he’s examining how Joins work in IBM BPM.  There’s quite a bit of material available online about how Joins should work

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Bring on the Accents

Mark Suster’s ode to Accents is awesome: I adore accents. I listen not only for the country but the region. […] There are many things we take for granted in this great country of ours – one of which is

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“IT” Projects Are Dead

Derek Miers recently wrote that “All Projects are Business Projects” – echoing something that our own Lance Gibbs often says to our team. In a very real sense, for many businesses, “IT” projects are dead.  Very few projects originate in

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Acquiring Lombardi’s Priorities

Horace Dediu wrote this for the Asymco blog, about Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia: When a prosperous company buys a struggling company you have to wonder what they’re really buying.Here’s how to think about it. A company is defined as the

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Apple’s Process and the Announcement Tomorrow

Back in January 2009, we published Apple and Business Process Management, in which I wrote: However, as I was reading a blog entry titled “How Apple could sell 77 million iPhones in 2013″ by Philip Elmer-DeWitt on his “Apple 2.0″

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Microsoft, Organization, and Process

Much has been written about Steve Ballmer’s failure (and success). There’s an old saying in British politics that all political careers end in failure. That applies, I think, to Steve Ballmer. In some ways he did a superb job in

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Tesla’s Supplier Problem: Batteries

Tesla has a really interesting supplier problem.  As their production ramps up, they will literally need to consume more batteries than the world currently manufactures. Underlying the frantic efforts of the battery industry to ramp up capacity for Tesla are

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Missing an Opportunity

So, Dropbox is coming to Austin: Later this year, Austin will get a little weirder when Dropbox opens its second US office. […]   When we began looking for our second US location, Austin was an obvious choice. The city

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BP3 Brazos UI Webinar: Tuesday September 10

What: A Webinar on the BP3 Brazos UI Toolkit for IBM BPM When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00AM US Central Daylight Time Who : Ivan Kornienko, and you Register: http://ow.ly/opZKg The first Brazos webinar on August 27th was a

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BPM for Managing Work at Scale, Digital Transformation for Transparent Work

One of the best statements about the future of BPM was buried in the fourth paragraph of Neil Ward-Dutton’s post on his experience on a panel at IBM Impact this year, so we’ll talk about it first: BPM is making

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How Can This Keep Happening?

[Editor’s note: this is a guest post from Andrew Paier’s blog, and fits well within the themes we’ve often discussed here about failed projects by major IT services firms, and failures of big-bang deployments- and why it pays to go

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