Archive for October, 2013

User Experience: Battery Life

Why do people love their Apple products? The specifics depend on the product.  So let’s just take the MacBook Pro as an example.  There are a long list of reasons that Mac users will cite for loving this product.  The

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Claim Chowder: “The Business Process Management Market is Gone”

Dennis Byron wrote in February of 2011: BPM, like ERP, is more a value proposition than a market but back when there were many pureplays, at least you could measure it like a market. So there’s very little left to

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Great Capture of Jim Sinur’s iBPMS Expo Presentation

Keith Swenson, in his best Sandy Kemsley impression, captured really good notes on Jim Sinur’s keynote at iBPMS Expo a few days ago: It used to be that a business model would be in effect for many years. But now

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Such a Good Read: Om Malik on Apple’s hiring of Ahrendts

Om Malik wrote this piece on Apple and the hiring of Ahrendts.  The point of the piece is to explain why Angela Ahrendts might be the next CEO of Apple. But what I really like about it is his approach

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Does Anyone Want a “Decision Factory”?

Keith Swenson’s blog recently responded to a Harvard Business Review article, entitled “Rethinking the Decision Factory“, where he undercuts some of the key points raised in HBR. There are lots of bones to pick with the thesis behind knowledge workers

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BPM Still Not Dead: Appian’s Q3 Results

Appian just reported Q3 results.  And they’re good. The highlights: Total software revenue grew 31% year-over-year for Q3. Cloud-based revenue increased 70% year-over-year. 50 new customers in 2013 (not just in Q3) The rest is pretty standard positive boilerplate about

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Brazos 2.0 is GA

We told you Brazos 2.0 was coming – and the wait is over.  After extensive field-use and field-testing by BP3, BP Labs, and many of our customers and partners at IBM and elsewhere, Brazos is ready to be labeled GA. 

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Austin Business Journal: BP3 is #23 in the Austin Fast 50

We are happy to report that we repeated in the Austin Fast 50 list this year – at number 23 on the list.  In a sign that the economy is improving, the required compounded annual growth rate to be on

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The Humble Kolache – Czech Meets Texan

I love Kolaches.  I didn’t know that until I moved to Texas.  More accurately, I didn’t know it until I had a project in Dallas and was commuting by car up to Dallas on a regular basis with a colleague

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The CEO’s IT Manifesto

Neil Ward-Dutton dreams of a world where the CEO would send the following message to their employees: Technology is important to our company, because it’s the biggest force shaping the world we live in. By investing in technologies wisely, we

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Bruce Silver: BPMN Messages

Bruce once again writes about a specific element of BPMN.  While others write about more abstract concepts and leave the implications up to the reader to decide on, Bruce continues to write practical treatises on applying BPMN and good modeling

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Innovation World Coverage (Software AG)

Sandy Kemsley has posted a series of articles on the sessions she attended at Innovation World, Software AG’s user conference.  In this post she talks about ARIS world, the subconference focused on ARIS and its move to the cloud: He

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Pega buys Antenna

Pega just announced the purchase of Antenna, a mobile application development shop: With Antenna, Pegasystems adds a leader in the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Applications Development Platforms1 to its existing Magic Quadrant leadership in BPM and CRM to

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User Experience Matters. Or, Why We Built Brazos

Even though business users have been conditioned to expect a less stimulating experience from enterprise software, it is by no means indicative of their desire.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Better tools lead to a more productive workforce.

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Mobile IBM BPM

IBM has made several product announcements across Mobile, Cloud, and Smarter Process.  There isn’t a lot of meat in the blog post, just a few highlights: First, Mobile (or is that, Mobile First?!): a new version of Worklight a new

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WP Engine News: I’m a Happy Customer

We’ve been using WP Engine for a couple of years now to power BP3’s site. It’s a great service and a great company, run by one of Austin’s favorite (and widely-read) entrepreneurs, Jason Cohen.  The other day he posted an

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Is Apple’s Strategy Working?

After much fanfare about Apple’s strategy in the smartphone space, the data is coming in, quarter by quarter.  Is the strategy working? Shares smartphone Platforms in use in the US pic.twitter.com/1x8kTYTCoo — Horace Dediu (@asymco) October 4, 2013 When everyone

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AQPC Interview: Is Micro-Managing with BPM a Myth?

I was invited to be interviewed by the APQC blog the other day, and the results are now live on their site.  Some favorite quotes ensue: In this quote I was referring to how to ask the right questions to

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Responding and Failing to Respond to Pressure

The inside story of how Blackberry blew it is fascinating.  It paints the picture of how RIM confronted the threat of the iPhone and failed to respond adequately. Horace Dediu of Asymco succinctly captures the failures in a subsequent post:

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The Gantt Chart Strikes Back

Dave Brakoniecki has a great post over on his blog about BP Logix and their idea of treating Time as a “new” dimension in BPM: The article explains the time dimension in the following terms:“BPM solutions have focused on getting

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Staying in School

On the eve of making our first College Recruiting trip of the 2013-2014 school year, it seems appropriate to turn our attention to a very relevant topic – staying in school, or dropping out to start up. Mike Olson wrote

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