Archive for August, 2014

BP3: Finalist in Customer Service at the GABA Awards

Last night we attended the Greater Austin Business Awards dinner, as a finalist in the Customer Service category.  While we didn’t take home the hardware, we’re very proud of our team that put us in as a finalist among 400

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Is there any value in directly executing BPMN?

It’s been a while since we were graced with a blog post from John Reynolds, but as always, his latest post was both thoughtful and thought provoking. In his post, John maintains that: “Directly executing BPMN makes no more nor

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Promoting Code is a Habit

When talking to people about startup companies, there are several phrases that I’ve heard echoed by several successful people.  “Making a profit is a habit.”  “Shipping product is a habit.”  Likewise, for successful BPM engagements I believe “Promoting Code is

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Brazos Portal Version 1.1.0 Available

Once again our BP Labs team is cranking out regular releases of the best user interface for BPM: Brazos. Brazos Portal v1.1.0 is now available for download. The current version of the BP3 Brazos Portal can be found here: Brazos Portal

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BP3 in the Austin Fast 50 for Fourth Straight Year

We just concluded our annual meeting last week, and then this week notifications went out from the Austin Business Journal for the Fast 50 awards.  For the fourth straight year, BP3 is in the Austin Fast 50, based on our

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Welcome to Camp, and Thanks for Attending

Yesterday we posted a lengthy blog on the subject of networking and a peculiar unconference focused on an alumni group. Today, we’ll take a moment to focus on the networking and conference focused on a particular set of BPM practitioners

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The Killer Network: Trilogy Alumni and OTB2014 #SXSW

Trilogy and Entrepreneurialism My first job out of college was at a place in Austin, called Trilogy.  Trilogy, for all its faults, definitely had something special in the water.   Every 18 months or so we pull together an alumni-reunion-meets-unconference for

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Texas Back in Space Port Business

Having spent many years visiting and living in Florida as a kid, hearing that SpaceX is locating their commercial spaceport in southern Texas brings back memories.  Memories of seeing night time Space Shuttle launches from I-95.  I hope I’ll be

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File Under: Why Apple Built iOS Maps, and Why Google Should Have Played Nice

Statistics from EE show that Apple’s iOS maps dominate usage on their network: Traffic on the new Apple Maps now represents 70% of mapping traffic on the 4G network, from 60% in the second half of 2013, taking market share

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The Killer Feature

The BP3 All Hands Meeting has turned into a mini conference, aka BPMCAMP. What I love about a conference of this size is that talks turn into discussions and discussions spill out into the hallway afterward. One conversation in a

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Morning Ritual = Process for Creativity

Inc. published an article by Jessica Stillman, “Why It’s Worth Making Time for this Lengthy Morning Ritual“. When business owners go looking for productivity boosters, they’re generally thinking of small changes that can help them squeeze more essential business tasks

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The Process of Teaching Apple

Great article in the NY Times, covering Apple’s internal training program (dubbed unoriginally “Apple University”).  The best thing I can do is refer you to the article to read about it, but if you take a look at this and

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Thinktiv Rewrites the Business of Startups

Thinktiv just relaunched their site, with an emphasis on clients.  Over 200 companies launched and transformed, 120 products, and pretty amazing investment and exit values generated ($1.3B and $2.5B respectively). We sought Thinktiv’s help with our mobile product strategy –

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Five Signs that a BPM Project is Going to Fail

Over on the BPM.com forums, Peter Schooff asked the question: “What is the first sign that BPM project is going to fail?” – it is a good discussion to read, but I also wanted to share my thoughts more directly

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IBM BPM and Event Integration with SCA (Tuscany)

[Editor’s note: this is another guest post in a series from Gary Samuelson, one of the foremost experts in BPM, and IBM BPM.  In this series he has been sharing his knowledge of architecture and BPM with our readers.  Gary’s

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7 days to BPMCamp

We’ve been doing our all-hands meeting in the late summer or early fall for the last 4 years – this year will be our fifth. And the fifth comes at a time when our company seems to be firing on

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Congratulations to 21CT

21CT is a local Austin success story (and a BP3 customer!).  Yesterday there was a bit of great news coverage for 21CT’s “Torch” offering on the local news in Austin: On Monday, Austin company 21CT launches a new computer system

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The “Dr. Koop Building”

The building that BP3 leases space in has been an iconic building in Austin.  During the dot-com years, it was the “Dr. Koop” building, and that’s how I’d referred to it for years.  You could almost identify how long someone

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Process, Recycling, and Conference Tables

We wanted something special for our conference table in our new office.  I knew just who I wanted to call – Bryan at Jobe Fabrications. I’d seen his work thanks to a friend, he manufactures everything local in Austin, and

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