Archive for September, 2015

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Becoming a Blueworks Live Bad A**

Krista White and Julie Grassel led a session on becoming a Blueworks Live Badass at BPMCAMP 2015.  Tongue-in-cheek title aside, they shared some serious common sense on succeeding with a modeling tool like Blueworks Live.Some interesting tidbits were shared, like

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BPMNEXT 2015: Neches Presentation

At bpmNEXT 2015, Ivan Kornienko and I presented “Sleep at Night Again with Automated Code Analysis.”  That previous post has our slides, a Neches demo, and some commentary on the presentation.  This is the official video from the event.  Unfortunately

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Barriers to BPM: Admit you have a Problem

[This is the sixth in a series on the barriers to BPM adoption in the enterprise] To truly have great BPM adoption, we have to look ourselves in the mirror, and admit we have a problem.  And then we have

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Which Hill to Climb?

Good discussion over on BPM.com the other day – in particular with respect to whether methodology is more or less important than technology to the success of a program.  Obviously they’re both valuable.My thoughts:The other issue is to understand that

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Austin Rising, Part 2

Previously wrote about Austin rising in the hotel business… but for a more visceral feel for the changes happening in Austin, check this out: It is quite a change over the years- the post has shots from several well-known vantage

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Creating Talent in Austin

The other day Lori Hawkins of the Austin American-Statesman published an article about Austin’s recruiting challenges and how Indeed.com is approaching the problem.Somewhat ironically, Indeed.com is also a job search site…First, let’s address the results of the ATC’s survey:“A recent

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Technology Diffusion and Cadence

Horace Dediu of Asymco has a real gem of an insight hidden in one of his recent posts – but he was kind enough to put it in bold face to call attention to it:“As a result, paradoxically, an enterprise

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Barriers to BPM: the SharePoint Effect

[This is the fifth in a series of posts on the barriers to BPM adoption in the enterprise] This is almost the opposite of the Bus Brake Effect.  Where the Bus Brake Effect concerns too many vetoes and not enough

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Neil Ward-Dutton’s Take: A Masterclass in Customer Centricity

At BPMCAMP this year we had the honor of Neil Ward-Dutton attending alongside our team and our customers.  We’ve been following Neil’s work and MWD’s research for years, and I think we both felt it was time for Neil to

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The Apple Lifestyle

Horace Dediu’s analysis of the cost of the Apple Lifestyle:“But much more interesting than this value is the notion that Apple is in business to deliver a product/service mix to loyal customers and to preserve their loyalty through constant improvement

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Brazos Adoption is going Global

Visualize Brazos Adoption, and Announcing Brazos UI Enterprise 4.2!

Brazos UI Enterprise 4.2 is now released.  Unlike some other products on the market, we didn’t trump up the numbers and produce release numbers that make our product more mature – Brazos has been through 4 major release cycles and

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Austin Rising (Literally)

There are milestones in a city’s development that are worth noting.  Like 2015: the year Austin surpassed San Antonio for hotel dollars for the first time ever. “Austin hotel revenue was up 18.1 percent, growing from $267.1 million to $315.4

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Barriers to BPM: The Bus Brake Effect

[This is the fourth in a series of posts on the barriers to BPM] We’ve all ridden a city bus at some point.  Most bus systems have a bus brake that you pull if you want to be let off

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Apple and Austin, Sitting in a Tree

Little known outside of Austin, is the fact that Austin has become Apple’s second largest corporate location in the world, after Cupertino.  Apple has acquired a series of companies in Austin over the years (including some great chip design talent),

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BPMCAMP Sessions: the RGP Method for BPM Success

Every year at BPMCAMP we review our delivery methodology – because every year we adapt it based on what we’ve learned and based on a changing technology landscape over time. Rainer Ribback took us through the latest in his session

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Loyalty

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures wrote on the subject of Loyalists versus Mercenaries, and I’ve been meaning to address how I think about this subject. But teams come in all flavors. There are highly loyal teams that can withstand

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BP Labs: Letting Customers Sleep at Night [video]

Maybe you’ve heard about BP Labs, but you’ve wondered what BP Labs really is.  Many customers have told us that they didn’t fully appreciate BP Labs until they experienced it for a while.  I can appreciate that, because this is

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Strategies to Quantify Business Value

Our own Ted Irani gave a talk at BPMCAMP on strategies to quantify business value. At BPMCAMP we had a lot of content about building practical solutions with BPM, but this one was all about how to put the business

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Dear Austin: More TSA Agents on Staff Please!

If there’s one good leading indicator of a city’s business and economic health, it has to be air travel.  July is peak travel in Austin in most years (my guess: Austinites vacating the heat!), and this year is no different. 

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Barriers to BPM: The Little Red Wagon Effect

[This is the third in a series on the Barriers to BPM adoption] If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  The little red wagon is working, so no one touches it. When it finally breaks down, there’s likely major work

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Student Loan Genius and the White House

Someone at work showed this video to me the other day, and I thought I’d share.  We work with these guys to enable our team members to organize and pay down their student debt- and I believe we were their

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Barriers to BPM: The Bowflex Coat Rack Effect

[Second in a series on the Barriers to BPM, sharing our stories from the field and remedies] Companies, like people, want a quick fix.  When we want to lose weight, we’d rather take a pill that promises a quick fit

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Eight years

Eight is a lucky number in China.  When my wife’s company had its eighth anniversary she rented a cupcake food trailer and drove to 8 stops around town (customers’ addresses) and delivered custom cupcakes!  We’re not quite as hip at

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SXSW Panel Picker Voting

I don’t have a panel proposed for SXSW-interactive this year, but if you’re looking to support great panels, here are two sources of great lists of panels: 1. A set of panels by Trilogy Alumni, sure to be good speakers

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