Archive for May, 2014

Designing a Bootstrapped Business

Another example where process and startup intersect:  designing a bootstrapped business.  Jason Cohen holds court on designing a Bootstrapped (Self-funded) business.  Great nuggets of wisdom in this talk for those going down that road.  And while this may not work

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BPMN, CMMN, and Responsive Processes

Bruce Silver wrote up a comparison of the BPMN and CMMN notations on his blog.  Definitely recommend reading it to see just how similar the two notations are, and how easy a merger would be: IBM’s presentation at bpmNEXT of

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Android First? Or HTML-First in the Enterprise?

I’ve written several times before that if you’re writing a native mobile app, the right place to start is with iOS (in my opinion, your mileage may vary).  First, there’s the fragmentation.  An app developed for Android-based hardware has to

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A Job is only as Simple as it Is.

Keith Swenson recently wrote a great post on “Overautomation“.  This is a topic that doesn’t get too much attention outside of people trying to save jobs.  But it is a very real issue in a high tech, high automation society

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BP3 Named to Austin Business Journal’s list of 2014 Best Places to Work

BP3 is happy to announce its inclusion on Austin Business Journal’s list of 2014 Best Places to Work in Central Texas in the Small Business Category (21-50 employees).  Of a record-breaking 276 nominations, 70 companies are being honored this year

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What is Mobile BPM? Definition vs. Practical Priorities

Someone came by our booth at Impact last week, and engaged me in a very direct conversation: He: So what exactly is this, mobile BPM? Me: Well… (noticing his name badge and that he works for one of the largest

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Austin’s Best Places to Work for 2014: Update

The ABJ has posted a more complete article describing the 2014 list of Best Places to Work. We’re pleased to be among those honored! This year the ABJ is honoring 70 companies in four categories. Last year, 65 companies walked

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Experience vs. Cloud

Fred Wilson posits that Apple vs. Google is effectively “Devices vs. Cloud” – and if he were to bet on who is going to be around in 20 years, he’d be betting on Google’s strength in cloud services and machine

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BP3 one of ABJ’s 2014 Best Places to Work

The ABJ has announced the award ceremony for the 2014 Best Places to work in Austin awards, upcoming on June 26th.  And BP3 is one of the winners!  It’s always nice to have confirmation that you’re doing something right with

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Technote: Performance Basics for IBM BPM

[This technote is available on our BP Labs support site. From time to time I spot a technote that I want to share with the followers of our blog ] Our BP Labs team is, hands down, the best IBM

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Does Software Eat Software Development? Or Spread it like Dandelion Seeds?

If “software is eating the world” is it also eating software development?   Chris Dixon thinks so.  And if you attended IBM’s Impact conference in April and heard all about “composable businesses” then you are likely to agree, it looks like

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Are Designing and Building Part of the Same Process?

While at SXSW interactive, something that MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito said really stuck with me. First, he expressed the idea that when tools fade into the background, consciousness gets out of the way and you can produce something more

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Expanding on Definitions

Anatoly has written a nice post expanding on the term “BPM” – it isn’t a definition so much as a helpful explanation to make it easier to understand what “looks like BPM” and what doesn’t.  More specifically, he’s talking about

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UMED + BPM + Brazos UI Toolkit #IBMIMPACT

[Author’s Note: This is the last (I think!) of the 2014 IBM Impact posts – on to new territory in the next post! ] Piotr Jagiełło gave an informative view of BPM in his 9am Thursday session.  The Medical University

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Notes from #IBMIMPACT

There are a few sessions at IBM Impact for which I managed to capture some decent notes, but maybe not enough for a standalone blog post.  I thought I’d share here: CUNA MUTUAL – Building a Business Case CUNA Mutual’s

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Google+ Blues

Well, since Vic Gundotra left Google, there’s been lots of speculation about the fate of Google+ from people who have much better sources than I do.  But, I can’t help but offer a few thoughts from the peanut gallery. First,

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Misunderstanding Innovation

Horace Dediu’s post: “Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation” – is a classic example of why I love reading his blog.  He’s managed to perfectly capture why people fail to understand innovation and therefore fail to understand companies like Apple. It starts with

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More Kevin Spacey Thoughts from #IBMIMPACT

John Ivey captured some great thoughts from Kevin Spacey’s talk at Impact, definitely worth a read: “So I’ve been thinking of what I might speak about today — something that might capture your attention and interest. For example, I could recount the

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Sandy Kemsley on Smarter Process and #IBMIMPACT

Sandy reliably produces the best conference notes.  At major analyst-driven events she takes a different approach: At analyst events, I tend to not blog every presentation; rather, I listen, absorb and take some time to reflect on the themes. With

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#IBMIMPACT General Sessions – Impressions

Rather than go through the details of general sessions, which others have done better than I would, I wanted to share my overall impressions from the General Sessions. Also of note, you can find the general sessions videos here: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/events/impact/videos/

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Congratulations to Adometry

A local Austin firm, Adometry, was recently acquired by Google.  This is a good pickup for Google, and I hope the terms of the deal make it good news for our friends who currently and previously worked to build Adometry

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Brazos UI Toolkit version 2.7.3 Released

BP3 Brazos UI v2.7.3 is now available for download!  All registered Brazos UI customers can now download this release directly from the support site. I’m proud of this release for a number of reasons – first, because it continues to

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Another take on Day 2 of #IBMIMPACT

Delaney Turner posted his take on Impact Day 2 to the IBM Impact blog.  Its a good summary of the day from his perspective, and he injects a little process into the discussion: Process Optimization, made with Expertise: 35 percent

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Interview with TheCUBE @ #IBMIMPACT

On Day 1 of IBM Impact I was just getting warmed up.  General Session was a wrap and I went straight into an interview that was livestreamed.  No preparation for me, and I’m not sure how much preparation the interviewers

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James Taylor’s Take on #IBMIMPACT

James Taylor captured a series of blog posts on this year’s Impact conference that do a great job, in particular, of covering the keynotes: Mobile and Cloud at Impact – covering the Day 1 keynote More on Mobile, results from

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Interesting Debate on the Decline of the Mobile Web

I loved the (unintentional) debate (discussion) on the decline of the mobile web that cropped up in the days leading up to the IBM Impact conference last week.  It feels relevant because at BP3, we’re trying to deliver mobile BPM

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The Benefit of Extending IBM BPM with Brazos UI Toolkit

As BPM expands and increasingly goes mainstream, we’re finding recurring themes of debate as mainstream views are challenged by the encroachment of process-thinking and BPM. Of particular interest to us is the idea that using a UI Toolkit could render

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