Archive for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, 2013

We have a lot to be thankful for in 2013, as the Thanksgiving Holiday arrives. This is always a good time for us to take a step back from travel and business, and reflect on the past year, and how

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The Kind of Startup I can get Excited About

As a co-founder of a business process management firm, I have always had a soft spot for “non-traditional” startups.  Like my wife’s firm, Red Velvet Events.  Or Chuys (now a public company).  Or Alamo Draft House. And Taco Deli is

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Even IBM is Helping to Keep Austin Weird

Well, maybe not exactly weird. But is it really a surprise that if IBM was going to put a design team somewhere, that they would pick Austin? The real surprise is how successful Phil Gilbert has been getting IBM turned

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Why Post on Developer Works?

[This guest post by Andrew Paier, Vice President of BP Labs, does a great job capturing our culture around participating in the wider BPM community and forums.  This blog, our participation in DeveloperWorks, and our participation in conferences and other

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Love this DeveloperWorks Discussion on Mobile BPM

More and more people are looking to “mobilize” their processes… case in point from DeveloperWorks: We are using IBM BPM 8.5 and we have developed some process app over it which is working fine.Now we want to move that app

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The Simplicity Index

Having written previously about Simplicity many times, I found this article fascinating: Yesterday, brand consultancy Siegel + Gale released its annual “Global Brand Simplicity Index.” The online survey of over 10,000 respondents in seven countries sought to determine which businesses

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IBM’s Smarter Process Agenda

Neil Ward-Dutton was fortunate enough to be invited to one of IBM’s small-scale analyst events.  They have been doing these for a few years – one for analysts and one for customers and prospects – and I’ve heard great things

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Why You Want to Intern at BP3

Why Intern at BP3?  Because: We’re going to increase your market value We’re going to invest in your opportunity to learn You’re going to build something cool You’re going to spend a summer in Austin Did we mention the food? 

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Keeping Promises

Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD writes about the promise of customer experience management.  It is an interesting take on what people seem to mean by customer experiences: What I’m learning as I look across my team’s enterprise research and client interactions

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BPMN Messages Part 2

Bruce Silver’s “BPMN: What is a Message? Part 2” continues where the first one stopped, getting into some additional interesting details: So, to recap, a message must have an addressee, but the meaning of the addressee depends on the target

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That Austin “Brand”

I liked this article because it talks about something that I have found difficult to articulate in the past except through the telling of a lot of anecdotes (which you can find by browsing the “Austin” category on our site). 

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Tablets: Cheaper isn’t Less Expensive

Fred Wilson of AVC posits: But clearly most folks like me use the iPad. The people who are buying the cheap Androids are using it for something very different.But how long will that last? I was at a school the

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Austin Jobs and Austin Entrepreneurs

We weren’t part of the survey covered in this article, but we can relate to the survey results: 68% expect to hire additional full-time employees in the next six months Not only have we just hired quite a few people,

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Binary

We learned a long time ago that to get outstanding results you need outstanding people.  That success is binary – and if you have all the process and technology, but don’t have the right people, your odds of success are

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FounderDating Identifies Most Entrepreneurial Alumni Networks

This Friday I thought we’d turn to the fun topic of alumni networks and entrepreneurs.  Not that this is a scientific study, but FounderDating looked at where their membership comes from to see which Alumni network has the most entrepreneurial

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Thinking about Data as the new Oil… Process Context to Refine it

In a post-dinner conversation a couple weeks ago with some fellow BPM evangelists, Lance brought up something that the CEO of Tableau had said, if I’m not mistaken – that “data is the new oil”.  And the analogy makes some

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The Optimist’s View of Automation

Keith Swenson recently wrote about the positive side of automation – that it elevates workers rather than eliminating them.  And history has so far proven Keith right time and time again: History actually shows a different story.  While automation undoubtedly

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Why Apple Offers Free Software

I’ve seen a lot of writing about Apple’s decision to make Mavericks, iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), and iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, etc.) free.  For example, in this piece, the focus is on (a) how nice the upgrade looks, syncing the

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A Team to be Proud of

Not too long ago we took the opportunity to shoot some video to give customers, prospective customers, and prospective employees a chance to see a bit more of what it is like to work with the BP3 team.  Certain things

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Austin Still Firing on All Cylinders

So I guess Austin is still firing on all cylinders: With an overall score of 83.9 out of 100 based on 18 economic factors, Austin tops the list of 102 cities measured in the monthly report by The Business Journals’

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