Archive for February, 2014

Process Context, and Separating Signal from Noise

So buzzword collision is just one of those things that is going to happen a lot with an area like BPM.  Every time something gets interesting (Social Media!) someone will ask the question, how does that intersect or support or

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One Month to #bpmNEXT

We’re one month out from bpmNEXT 2014, which seems hard to believe. It was my favorite conference last year, and set a high bar that later conferences just didn’t live up to, from a communication, connection, and learning stand-point. As

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Customers Molding Your Company?

Interesting take on letting customers help mold your company in this Entrepreneur.com article. The Twitter hashtag and RT (Retweet). The use of these tools are so much a part of what Twitter is now, it’s hard to imagine that the

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I’d Fund That: Blue Bottle Coffee

I saw this article on TechCrunch almost a month ago-  on the fund raise that Blue Bottle Coffee just did.  I think the folks at TechCrunch were understandably surprised that Blue Bottle raised $25M in a series B investment from

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Effektif: Spelling it is Harder than Using it

Not too long ago, Tom Baeyens gave demonstrations of Effektif to myself and several other bloggers and analysts.  Sandy Kemsley and Neil Ward-Dutton did such a good job covering the release that I didn’t jump on the bandwagon right away.

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Congrats to a VERY local startup

Congrats are in order for a startup that is right in our building at Plaza 7000 – Humm’s Review App is now live, one that I have used when dining at Garrido’s downtown, if I’m not mistaken. It turns out

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BP3 Contributes to IBM BPM Coach Framework Redbook

IBM’s Redbooks are a key element of IBM’s attempt to provide deep educational information in the form of printed (and online) words.  The release of a public draft of “Leveraging the IBM BPM Coach Framework in Your Organization” (you can

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A BP3 Favorite Goes Brick & Mortar

Peached Tortilla has been a BP3 favorite ever since we first discovered it as a food truck at the Austin Kite Festival.  Since then we’ve been chasing it down periodically for fantastic lunches near the Domain or Plaza 5000 near

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Appian 2013 Results

Appian just reported results for 2013, and they’re pretty good, improving a bit over what was reported in Q3 of this year: Q3 2013 FY Rev growth rate YoY 31% 90%* # New Customers 50 <70 * Cloud license revenue

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Thoughts on MWD’s Predictions for BPM in 2014

I missed this post first time around, but just ran across Neil Ward-Dutton and MWD’s take on BPM in 2014.  It is a good quick read, along with a report that you can download with a subscription.  If I may

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And One Ring to Rule them All

Keith Swenson embarked on a somewhat Sisyphean task in attempting to get the BPM community at large to agree on a common definition of BPM.  As a practitioner and entrepreneur, I’m less concerned about the specific definition in use.  If

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3 Tips for Success with BPM

As we warm up for Impact 2014, why not review some fun video from 2013, edited down a bit for easier consumption!  In this IBM Impact 2013 interview, I gave three tips for a successful start with BPM.  For customers

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An Optimist’s View of the Democratization of Expertise and Distribution

Marco Arment writes a lot that I love to read. But I read this post and I found myself in profound disagreement with the article he quoted in “We’re just flipping through index cards”… the overall theme of which seems

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I Love this Team. Upgrade to 8.5

Today I found out we migrated a major customer to IBM BPM 8.5 the other day. No issues. No problems. In fact, other than knowing that the decision had been made to move to 8.5 in the future, I didn’t

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Closed Proprietary Software (CPS) vs. Open Proprietary Software (OPS)

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ryan Johnston, a polyglot BPM specialist and Solution Engineer who has worked with a number of BPMS software tools over the years.  He shares our view that proprietary software has a lot

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A Customer Experiences your Company as the Sum of its Business Processes

“A customer experiences your company as the sum of its business processes. How comfortable does that make you feel?” – Lance Gibbs I use this quote from Lance so often that it is almost cliche around the BP3 office.  But

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The Other Side of Automation

Good discussion on BPM.com regarding the limits of Automation.  Unfortunately it took the predictable detour into the topic of how automation is dehumanizing or bad for us – and of course it can be when the human is reduced to

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Keeping Elephants Away

My grandfather used to tell the following joke – One of the people living in our town would wake up every morning, go out on his front porch, and let out a blood curdling scream.  When asked why he did

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