Archive for December, 2013

A Year in BPM Blogging, 2013

We had quite a year in BPM, and a great year for our blog.  It has been a while since we reported on the state of the blog here at BP3, but end of year is a great time to

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Process Debt: What’s on the Table for 2014 in #BPM

After reading Jim Sinur’s 2013 recap of BPM, and then Alberto Manuel’s, and then comparing with our own experiences at BP3, I have to wonder if 2014 is the year for clearing Process Debt. Reviewing Sinur’s post, he calls out

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Apple and Austin, Sitting in a Tree

The love affair between Apple and Austin continues.  Not only is Apple expanding its operations center here (to an eventual 7,000 employees) – Apple is also building the Mac Pro here. It is exciting to see PC-production (or assembly) return

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our team members, customers, and partners!  Hope everyone has the opportunity to take a little break from making the world safer for good processes, and to spend a little more time with their favorite Apple devices(!) and

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IFML Videos

If you’re looking for updates on IFML, Marco Brambilla’s blog is a great way to start.  I’m not an expert on IFML by any means, but always interested in following others’ work in and around BPM.  An excerpt from one

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The Lightning Adapter and USB

Daring Fireball’s coverage of the new USB design: USB cable developers have announced that a forthcoming version of the connector’s plug is to be reversible. It means users of the Universal Serial Bus cables will no longer have to worry

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Market Segmentation in Action (for Apple)

Looks like our previous discussion of market segmentation might be just about right. An update from Kantar reports that almost half of iPhone 5C owners were switching from Android (or at least “other brands”), whereas nearly 80% of iPhone 5S

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More than Brisket and Burritos

Love this article in the New York Times, about Austin eating.  Not because it hit all the best spots in Austin, and not because it completely captured what’s going on here. But it gives you a hint of what’s happening

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Amazon Web Services – More Like Apple than I Realized

Great read from Bernard Golden, on Amazon’s Web Services. Most CSPs execute a strategy based on the proven designs, components, and practices of the hosting industry, viewing them as non-core activities that detract from differentiable business elements like brand or

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Cool to See Brazos in Action – At IBM!

One of the perks of the visit to IBM’s Design Studio yesterday is that those of us at BP3 got to see Brazos in action – on an internal project in the Design Studio.   We got some good quick feedback

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Is Design IBM’s Future Edge?

So today I went for a visit to the IBM Design Studio in Austin. Phil Gilbert and the Design Team (Adam Cutler, Fahad Osmani, Emily Jester) invited some IBM and Lombardi alumni to come to the Design Studio and see

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Treat the Work as Interchangeable, not the People

Keith Swenson writes about BPM, repeating, and facilitation: Imagine a BPM expert suggesting that you process was run differently every time, and suggesting that if it did actually repeat itself it would be a dead end!  That is the difference

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If You have a Services Firm, You’ll Relate

Read this post on FounderDating and it resonates with anyone who owns a services firm, or a firm that starts out by bootstrapping with services work – when “Lifestyle” becomes a bad word: We had become experts in the then-burgeoning

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Writing the Press Release First: Amazon and BPM

Loved the insights from this post by Brandon Sterne about Amazon’s product management approach, and “working backwards”. (If you don’t read his blog, you should!) We’ve previously looked at Apple and BPM, but this time, we turn our attention to

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Collaboration with a Purpose

Great article from MWD’s Angela Ashenden on tasks and collaboration (emphasis added): It’s not surprising, really, that we’ve reached this point; despite all the advantages that a more social, open approach to enabling collaboration brings, the reality is that, when

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Designing Great APIs

As technology consultants focused on BPM, we see a lot of API implementations.  As such, this post by Brendan Sterne is near and dear to my heart, as it describes, in particular, what it means for your API to be

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Rapid Adoption of Brazos UI in the #IBMBPM Ecosystem

Brazos makes IBM BPM user interfaces better.  The combination is a powerful BPM suite with a fantastic multi-touch responsive UI.  Now seems like a great time to report on the adoption of Brazos throughout the IBM BPM ecosystem, because it

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