Archive for September, 2014

Excited to Announce… BP3 Goes Global

BP3 is very excited to announce the acquisition of interests of Modexe, a London based BPM consultancy. BP3 has followed the growth and progression of Modexe for many years. Modexe, much like BP3, has targeted great employees and is known

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces the Acquisition of Modexe Ltd Interests

We’re excited to welcome the Modexe team to the family – a great delivery team and a great culture fit. Here is the official press release for our acquisition of the interests of Modexe Ltd: BP3 Global Announces Acquisition of Modexe

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Activiti Takes Center Stage at Alfresco Summit 2014

If anyone had any question about Alfresco’s commitment to Activiti BPM, their concerns should have been well and truly quelled Wednesday when Thomas DeMeo, Alfresco’s VP of Product Management introduced Activiti Enterprise during the opening morning keynote as… “the smart BPM

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Prepped for Alfresco Summit

We’re at Alfresco Summit this week to promote Brazos Portal for Activiti.  Really interested to see how a fundamentally content-management focused conference and set of attendees will accept or embrace a BPM tool (Activiti) and partner (BP3). Today we met

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Congratulations to Conjur

My old friend and former office-mate, Kevin Gilpin, is in the news. Better yet, he and his company are in GigaOm.  There’s a lot to like about this story. Kevin (CTO) and wife, Elizabeth Lawler (CEO), co-founded Conjur and I

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Amazon’s Moat

Quartz included a great article a few weeks ago on Amazon Prime – the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”.  In general, reading about Amazon’s business strategy is an interesting proposition.  And even if we can’t all run a retail juggernaut

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Trends in Employment

Really interesting read on Inc.com, entitled “Unmotivated Employees Won’t Like Where the Work World is Headed“. Five trends in this one, each one is interesting to think about. Crowdsourcing.  The article correctly points out that more and more work is

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As Hugh Forrest says, Austin is Putting the BOOM in Boom Town.

  So, this won’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but Austin looks like a boom town lately.  I like the way Hugh Forrest (of SXSW Interactive) put it: Putting the BOOM in boom town: “Since 2010, Austin’s business

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For Release: BP3 Releases Brazos Portal for Activiti BPM

Our Open Source Software BPM division, under the leadership of Greg Harley, is doing great work.  Open Source BPM has never had an interface like this.  Until a few months ago, even commercial BPM packages didn’t have user interfaces like

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The Sophomore Effect and BPM

I’ve been looking at and discussing our collective knowledge of BPM projects among the good folks at BP3, ever since BPMCAMP. And we noticed a theme among our customers who are most successful with their BPM efforts.  The most successful

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Apple’s Tim Cook

If you have any doubt about Tim Cook’s mastery of the subject of Apple, watch this interview: This is just part 1 of a two-part interview.  It is clear that Tim Cook and his team play the long game.  This

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Apple and IBM and the Monday Note

Gassée’s Monday Note has one of the best write-ups of the Apple+IBM partnership. He points out the problems, the clash of cultures, even the very different financial pictures. For example, we think of IBM as a huge company and Apple

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Proud of Our 2014 Interns

Our 2014 Internship program really stepped it up a level this year.  This is the fourth year BP3 has had an intern program, and every year it just gets better.  If you’re an Austin firm and wondering how you can

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Steve Blank on Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

I saw this post more than a month ago but it took me a while to come back to it and read it.  Steve Blank has written the definitive works on Customer Development already, and with all the discussion of

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A new IBM BPM User Group…. in Denmark!

A new BPM user group is forming and meeting tomorrow (Thursday).  Folks from Carlsberg have helped organize the first IBM BPM user group meeting in Denmark tomorrow!  We’ve been collaborating with Carlsberg on Brazos UI for months now, so it

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Congrats to Alfresco on their Fundraising

Not too long ago our partner, Alfresco (makers of Activiti BPM) announced a big fundraising round.  From the Register: Alfresco doesn’t reveal numbers, but claims 30 per cent annual growth, with strength in government, high-tech, and healthcare.Money is also going

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iOS First? Still?

I read with great interest, Semil Shah’s post on mobile development, “iOS First. Android Much, Much Later“.  To be clear, at BP3, we’ve already pivoted to focus on HTML5 apps for mobile devices rather than native apps.  But we’re keeping

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If you want a Primer on iPhone Pricing…

There are lots of articles you can read that offer sneak peaks into the iPhone “6” and other new devices from Apple that are allegedly going to be announced next week.  But personally I’m drawn more to the speculation on

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Session Notes from BPMCamp: BPM Insights into Continuous Improvement

We started off BPMCAMP right with a presentation from one of our customers – Sean Perry of CUNA Mutual, who gave our team and our customers an overview of his insights into BPM and Continuous Improvement. I noticed at IBM

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7 years of Gratitude, and Fortunes that Come in Threes

Seven years ago, I joined Lance to help start BP3.  I’ve shared this story before, but recently retold the story and thought I’d share again here. I had a good conversation over dinner at First Chinese BBQ in Austin, with

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Announcing Brazos UI, Public Release 3.6

[Editor’s Note: this release represents the culmination of so much customer feedback and field testing, it is hard to express in a blog post.  A significant improvement over the previous public release, really proud of the work our team has

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