Archive for April, 2015

Stories from College Recruiting: T-shirts

We’ve had some great interns and college hires at BP3.  One of the things that has made it fun for us is the reaction interns have when we re-connect.  Hugs at job fairs, dinners out, and truly investing in their

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The 5-Minute IBM BPM Health Check

For BP3’s BP Labs customers, our team regularly publishes great articles to help enable their teams.  A recent example is “The 5 Minute IBM BPM Health Check Guide“, by our own Dave Rosen, wherein we give you a quick guide

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New Book: BPM Everywhere

We’re proud to announce the release of “BPM Everywhere“, a collaborative work from a number of your favorite BPM thought leaders: We are entering an entirely new phase of BPM – the era of “BPM Everywhere” or BPME.This book discusses

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Notifications

With the arrival of the Apple Watch, much attention has turned to notifications in blogs and news articles about the Watch and other wearable devices.  John Gruber of Daring Fireball (as he often does) pulled this issue out of a

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Think Your Company Cares about Process?

If you think your company cares about process, check this out this exclusive from ABC: Apple engineers, managers and developers have been secretly volunteering for the past year in this state-of-the-art lab to participate in rowing, running, yoga and many

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Austin as Business Hub

Austin as a business hub opportunity keeps getting better. With population projected to double (again) in the next 20 years, Austin is catching up to it’s very large neighbors in Texas, and our air travel is going to get more

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Texas Competes

Talent acquisition is a key topic in Austin and in tech. We hear it all the time. What can you do to get more talent faster? How can you compete with other companies? How can we compete in Silicon Hills

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Differentiation

“If we consider BPM broadly, and not just the IT project, one of the most overlooked steps is getting into production. How many consultant recommendations and power points are laying around collecting dust (some, maybe for good reason), how many

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Making Developers and Business Users Happy with IBM BPM and Case Management

The introduction of Case Management in IBM BPM 8.5.5 marked a leap forward for the platform by introducing support for unstructured workflow, along side Business Process Definitions. This post will present a client implementation where the feature proved valuable and introduce Brazos for Case. Case

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Getting it Backward, SAP Edition

[This post is courtesy of David Brakoniecki, our UK Delivery Director, and is also posted on his blog] Posted in the SAP Community Network is an article on 3 traps on the way to S/4HANA. As a BPM guy, the

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An Interview with IBM, from #SXSW

While attending SXSW, I did a casual interview with some folks from IBM, who had a large presence in and around the conference this year. From IBM’s perspective the focus was on IBM SoftLayer, IBM Cloud Marketplace, and IBM Bluemix

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Do Bad Companies have a Right to Improve?

Recently, I was challenged by someone for tweeting/blogging about a company that was investing in a BPM program.  The complaint was that this company had been failing at BPM for years, and had terrible customer service as demonstrated by several

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What Stanford is Doing is Amazing

John Lilly posted this Stanford Computer Science in 2 Charts article on Medium and I just find it fascinating.  John was CS198 coordinator back in my day at Stanford, and has maintained great connections to the school ever since. Those

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Doing Things that Don’t Scale

At BP3, a big part of the customer experience we create for customers is by doing things that “don’t scale”. But I’m always looking for inspiration from other sources.  And the other day I found it in the Groove blog:

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Internet of Things, meet BPM

About a month ago, BPM.com hosted a discussion of processes and the Internet of Things.  If you want to know what some of the thought leadership in BPM think about IoT, this is as good a place as any to

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A BrazosOpen Primer

[Editor’s note: Ryan Johnston is a solution architect on more than one BPM platform, and leads our business development activities for open source BPM solutions. As a fan of open source systems, he was a big advocate of BrazosOpen –

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Final Thoughts on #bpmNEXT

There’s too much to write about from bpmNEXT for me to relay it all in our blog, though I’ve done my best.  I could have written a post about almost every presentation, but I’ll forgo that. But I think I

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So #BPM is still dead, right? PNMSoft Sees 50% Growth

PNMSoft reports Q12015 results: NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Watford, United Kingdom, 2015/04/09 – Having reported eight consecutive quarters of growth, the Business Process Management (BPM) software provider increased its Q1 2015 revenue by more than 50% compared with Q1 2014

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Another Sign that Austin Keeps Getting Better: Ramen

The fact that someone saw the need to put together a list of “top” Ramen places in Austin is, in and of itself, a breakthrough. The more shocking thing is that they missed two: Musashino – a sushi bar near

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Who Presented at #BPMNEXT

The bpmNEXT conference is a gathering of all the most innovative vendors in BPM every year. This is its third year of operation, where vendors give a short presentation and then dive into a 15 minute demonstration.  The demos are

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Other Interesting Moments from #bpmNEXT

While I want to avoid writing a blog post about everything at bpmNEXT, it is hard to resist commenting on a few things: The prize for “worked for the most vendors presenting.” Looks like John Reynolds and George Barlow are

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Neil Ward-Dutton: Schrödinger’s BPM #bpmNEXT

Neil Ward-Dutton captured the cognitive dissonance in BPM perfectly, with his talk entitled “Shrödinger’s BPM” -is BPM dead or alive? This question has been asked so many times, and answered, but I like Neil’s take on it.  He presents the

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For Release: BP3 Announces Release of BrazosOpen

We’re excited to announce the latest product from BP3 – BrazosOpen.  Designed for the open source market, BrazosOpen brings the ability to create beautiful UIs to open source software. BP3 Announces Release of BrazosOpen BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com), leaders in business process

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BP3 takes 2nd Place in bpmNEXT “Best in Show” Voting

One of the traditions of bpmNEXT is to vote on “Best in Show”. After all the presentations have been presented, after all the demonstrations have been demonstrated, there’s the vote.  Previous winners have included Fluxicon and Kapow, if my memory

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9 Keys to the Business of BPM #bpmNEXT

At bpmNEXT this year they tried something new, a set of sessions about the business of BPM and predictions for the future.  I really liked the format (setting aside my own session), as it really appealed to those of us

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BPMN as Font

I’ve speculated before that BPMN icons might have originally been designed to be hand-drawn (most of the BPMN 1.0 icons I can draw without lifting marker from white board).  Now there’s a font for BPMN, for those who want to

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Talking versus Doing

Neil Cybart’s post on the Battle for Mindshare is telling: The Verge: “Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft’s most intriguing product in years” The New Yorker: “HoloLens: Microsoft Finally Does Something Interesting” Business Insider: “I Just Tried Microsoft’s Remarkable Holographic

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Thoughts from #bpmNEXT Day 1

[Author’s note: first draft I seem to have replaced bpmNEXT with BPMCAMP – which is the reason you should not write blog posts after midnight at a conference, as I had some planning activities for our own BPMCAMP on my

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