Archive for January, 2015

International Business

I never imagined my wife and I are both traveling to Europe for the second time in a year.  We were actually headed to different cities for business, and then meeting up in Rome for a few days.  And we

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Brazos UI Enterprise version 3.14

[Editor’s note: This release just epitomizes what makes BP Labs and Brazos so great. Not only is internationalization / localization supported, but obscure issues with a specific operating system and hardware platform are also addressed, and quickly.  I’ve never seen

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Smoke Signals

I’m not a big believer in managing by smoke signals.  When you read about Fortune 500 companies in magazines, the authors often write about CEOs and leaders in those organizations, and key moments in their tenure. They almost always discuss

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Mental Models

After meeting all week with our BP3 UK colleagues in Austin, I commented on twitter that planning is really a good mental exercise to do, periodically.  As we exit the week, for example, we have a good model of customer

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2014: Year in Review

2014 was another great year for BPM, and for BP3.  2014 Lacked the fireworks of some previous years – fewer acquisitions and fewer existential arguments between ACM, BPM, and ECM proponents.  What we did see was BPM vendors acquiring capabilities

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Alfresco’s Activiti BPM Year in Review

Paul Holmes-Higgin has posted a nice review of Alfresco’s efforts with Activiti on the Alfresco blog. First, some history: Alfresco shook the BPM trees five years ago when it first brought the jBPM team in to build a new open

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Speaking of Releases – Brazos UI Enterprise 3.13 Released

Yesterday we announced version 1.4 of Brazos Portal, and as with previous versions we’re offering downloads of the free trial.  Today, a new release of Brazos UI Enterprise was published, and is available immediately to our Enterprise support customers.  12

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Brazos Portal v1.4 Released

[Editor’s note: The Brazos Portal team is executing on all cylinders, just like the Brazos UI and Brazos Charts team.  Regular releases with significant improvements. Congrats to David and the whole team for making this happen! – Scott ] Brazos

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Open Source and Making Money

“It’s hard to make money when you give the shit away” – Dave Kellogg Dave Kellogg wrote a great blog post on the subject of making money in open source, and how challenging it is.  He chose the Hortonworks S-1

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BRMS Anti-Patterns… Not Going with the Flow.

[Editor’s note: Justin Phillips is based in BP3’s UK office and in this guest post is sharing his wealth of ODM expertise with BP3 blog readership – enjoy!] A re-occuring theme that I see a lot in ODM implementations at

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Collaboration Doesn’t Replace Process

In a recent BPM.com post on BPM Quotes, this one jumped out at me: “Not everything is a process, nor can it be written down. However, if you want something to be measured and repeatable then it needs to be

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People Matter

I really enjoyed this article by Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace: “Everyone is Replaceable” and Other Business Lies. I’m biased. I have always felt that people matter.  Business is a human endeavor, at its core.  But I

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The Expertise Dilemma

I loved this article in the Federalist, on the Death of Expertise. It beautifully captures a trend that we all have seen on Twitter and Facebook, whether it is religion, politics, science, or diets.  Especially diets, perhaps. One might think

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New York Times’ Article on Stanford ’94 is Off-Key

I read this amazing article in the NYTimes by Jodi Kantor.  … but something about the whole piece just rang false to me.   It was hard for me to put down, because of my self interest in the subject. But

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A Year in BPM Blogging, 2014

Again our Blog had a good year.  Page Views per month were sitting at around 9,000 at the end of 2013… But by the end of 2014, page views were in the 13,000 to 14,000 range. Interest in Brazos and

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