Archive for December, 2014

5 Percent

Well.  5 percent growth in GDP is the best we’ve seen in a decade. Bolstered by robust spending among consumers and businesses alike, economic output rose at an annual rate of 5 percent during the summer months, the Commerce Department

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our team members, customers, and partners!  Hope everyone has the opportunity to take a little break from making the world safer for better business processes, and to spend a little more time with their favorite Apple devices(!)

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Vacation

‘Tis the Season for vacations in the US, and in many parts of the world.  Many of the folks on our team are on vacation this week and next – but we have a skeleton crew keeping the lights on

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Brazos UI: de Facto Standard User Interface for IBM BPM

Nothing more flattering than someone writing a practical how-to for BPM UI and using your BPM User Interface framework to do it! And that’s just what happened over on the Process Ramblings blog. He was writing his BPM UI tips

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Whither CMMN?

With the announcement of Camunda’s support for CMMN, and this past summer, IBM quietly introducing CMMN features into IBM BPM 8.5.5, is CMMN ready for the spotlight? When I wrote this: Interestingly, none of the bigger BPM vendors are really

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Keith Swenson on the Drucker Forum 2014

If you didn’t get to the Drucker Forum, Keith Swenson has you at least partially covered.  What a great list of speakers: It is time again for the Global Peter Drucker Forum.  Here are some highlights of talks from John

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2014: Year in Review

I think it is no exaggeration to say that 2014 has been a banner year for BP3. This year we released Brazos Portal, and Brazos UI Enterprise.  We released Neches Analysis into Beta, a product we think will change BPM implementations

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Phil Gilbert: Fostering Ideas in the Workplace

In a piece entitled “Hearing Every Voice in the Room“, and subtitled “How IBM Brings Ideas Forward from Its Teams”, Phil Gilbert lays out how the IBM Design Studio has really redesigned the process of surfacing new ideas and bringing

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BPM Still Produces Astonishing ROI

There are those that say ROI is dead, or BPM is dead. But BPM projects just continue to put up eye popping ROI statistics.  In many cases the ROI is so good that companies are embarrassed to publish the results

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Optimizing Failure

Neil Cybart’s article on Amazon’s and Apple’s views of Failure is interesting.  In it, he posits that Apple prefers to fail in private, and Amazon prefers to fail with public feedback loop. Both men accept failure and I suspect nearly

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Is Android vs. iOS Last Year’s Fashion?

Is the Android versus iOS debate last year’s fashion? “Hence, the first phase of the platform wars are over: Apple and Google both won.” – Benedict Evans Benedict Evans makes a good case: Apple now sells around 10% of all

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Fred Wilson on Orbital NYC

I’ve written before about Orbital, the labor of love of my good friend Gary Chou.  But a better endorsement and capture of the spirit of the effort is available on Fred Wilson’s AVC blog… First, regarding Gary, a Union Square

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Introducing Brazos UI Enterprise

Brazos UI has been the most popular UI toolkit for IBM BPM for the past 18 months, with a steadily increasing number of registered users, and production deployments. In fact, I would venture to say there are more production deployments

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14 Best New Coffee Shops

Thrillist is out with a list of the 14 best new coffee shops.  Well, they did themselves a favor by saying “New” because otherwise they’d have a monumental task to sort out the “best” in the US. I haven’t been

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FounderDating: Trilogy the #2 Most Entrepreneurial Network

No, not talking about alumni of universities.  We’re once again talking about the alumni of companies, and FounderDating’s take on who is most entrepreneurial (last published 13 months ago).  Last year, Trilogy’s alumni network ranked 3rd.  This year, second. And

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Discussions of BPM Opportunities for 2015

Over on BPM.com, there’s a discussion on the challenges for BPM in 2015.  Being an optimist, I just can’t help but view the challenges as opportunities. As we near the new year, what do you think will be the biggest

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Native Apps and BPM

Interesting article by John Gruber, “Native Apps are Part of the Web“. I can’t believe someone is still writing this in 2014. Users love apps, developers love apps — the only people who don’t love apps are pundits who don’t

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