Archive for November, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year, as the Thanksgiving Holiday arrives. This is always a good time for us to take a step back from travel and business, and reflect on the past year, and how

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Anniversaries and Reunions

This is a year of anniversaries and reunions for me. I guess that’s bound to happen as you get older.  My 7th anniversary at BP3. My 20th reunion at Stanford.  Most importantly for me, my 10th Wedding Anniversary (and also

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Reunions

Every five years I make a pilgrimage back to Stanford for my Alma mater’s reunion festivities.  Not everyone attends these reunions, but I have gone back every five years, and every time I feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth. 

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Android Trend?

I love how Marco Arment just calls bull on major media or tech media memes.  Here he is, recently, calling them out for fabricating an “Android-first” developer movement.  Again.  It seems every year they trot this out: In other words,

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Austin Startup Scene and the Trilogy Effect

This is such a cool resource about Austin startups that I had to share.  Openview Partners has published a quick guide to the Austin startup scene.  And it is just a great way to get a quick grasp of what’s

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Pricing Determines Your Experience

We talk a lot about customer experience at BP3.  A recent post by Jason Cohen of WP Engine explains, contrary to conventional wisdom, that pricing determines your business: But I disagree. Price is as important as any other feature to

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Where I go for Apple Coverage

I write about Apple just enough that you might wonder if this is really a BPM blog, or a BP3 blog. I find it an interesting lens through which to view industry, and after shining a light on something about

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Customer Experience and BPM

Clay Richardson’s blog on Forrester posits that Customer Obsession is set to disrupt BPM in 2015: “In 2015, customer-obsession – the relentless focus on winning, retaining, and serving customers – will disrupt and reshape the entire ecosystem for BPM”. Of

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Tacos in Austin?

Bon Appétit has named the 10 best tacos in Austin.  By which, they realistically are talking about the 10 best tacos, period. I love the article and the layout and the explanation.  A few corrections (in my humble opinion) to

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Process Functionality vs Website Functionality

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Prashant Gadgil, one of the most accomplished BPM practitioners in the industry.  We are lucky to have his services at BP3, as he has left a trail of successful customers and awards

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What can we learn from Apple’s Earnings?

Apple’s earnings came out a few weeks ago, and I found some of the information revealed to be startling.  But what can we learn from it?  AAPL Orchard has a great overview of the earnings and some thoughts regarding takeaways.

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Meet the Team: BP Labs

If you’ve had the chance to work with our BP Labs team, you’ve probably experienced first hand the hard work, innovativeness and dedication we see every day in the office.  These are the folks who come to the rescue day

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Bruce Silver: BPMN Explained

Bruce has (probably) written more about BPMN than anyone else alive.  Maybe more importantly he’s written better about BPMN, more often, than anyone else. He picks up the thread again with two posts recently under the heading “BPMN Explained.”  Bruce

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WP Engine, Local Austin Startup Goes Big

Recently saw this news in the AustinStartup blog, about our hosting company, WP Engine.  In just about any business, these numbers are exceptionally good: [T]he company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130

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Getting Started with the Brazos UI Toolkit

The following video highlights how to get started with the Brazos UI Toolkit.  Incidentally, it also highlights how Gordon approaches teaching Brazos to customers in our Education offerings for BPM and for Brazos UI.  It’s a great way to learn

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Fred Wilson on Values

Such a great read from Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, on Values: Most companies have a mission statement and many have a values statement. But not so many companies live their values so much that they permeate the company and

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Decision Auditing and Governance: What it is and Why it is Important

In any business that is subject to legal or regulatory controls, having a robust governance and auditing process is very important, if not mandatory. A typical example would be a bank that offers financial products, which has to comply with

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STEM or Computer Science? Who Cares. Teach Your Kids to Code

There’s an argument going on among techies – is it STEM education that is needed or just more computer science?  Is it computer science or just programming/coding that is needed? Code.org has a great post about this.  They make several

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