Archive for March, 2016

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Building Business Process Definitions

I was recently asked how people go about creating Business Process Definitions (BPDs). Since this is a complex question I thought it better to write down the answer rather than try to explain this process over the phone. This question reminded me of

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Transportation and Investment… and Startups

It seems appropriate to post this on a day when I’m en route to Europe to meet with colleagues and customers in Europe. Interesting read on Fred Wilson’s blog on the distribution of Venture Capital.  From the included graphic you can

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Maturity Models

No surprise, but Anatoly Belaychuk has written a great post on going deep versus going wide with BPM programs over on here is the trap: people tend to view BPM as an ocean of opportunities where almost any course

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Fred Wilson on Tenacity

This post on Fred Wilson’s blog, “Tenacity”, should be inspirational to many bootstrapped businesses. He perfectly captures the challenge and the zeitgeist of tenacity in the context of the entrepreneur and the investor (because businesses aren’t just up and to

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Innovation and Regulation at #SXSW

I attended a few inspirational sessions at SXSW this year, and I want to share some of what I heard and learned.In one particularly interesting session, four Austinites spoke about “Innovation vs. Regulation” at the Austin Chamber of Commerce offices.

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The BPM Task: Definition & Analysis

[Editor’s note: this post by Gary first appeared on his blog on January 30th, 2016, and is part of a continuing series on Process Management Architecture.  It is published here with permission. ]Forward: Before diving into technical and architectural details,

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Austin Tech Through the Eyes of its Fathers #SXSW

Three legends of Austin’s Tech Economy came to SXSW Interactive this year to hold forth on how Austin became Silicon Hills, and to talk about the future of tech in Austin.  It has become a popular pastime in Austin to

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Riddle Me This?

If you have ever been to the BP3 office in Austin,Texas, you know that as you walk into the space, there is a large whiteboard on a back wall that everyone can see as they pass. For a while now,

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Keeping it on the Rails

Every BPM project or initiative starts off with good intentions. Leverage the Process technology,deliver value faster, better, cheaper, and keep delivering. Often there’s training, methodology shift conversations, work streams; and then something happens! Old traditions creep in, fear of the unknown,

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The Death of Data Scientists

“The role of the data scientist has never been more important than it is today.” If this is what you are thinking, I agree! The title was a bit of a shameless ploy to catch eyes. I personally think the

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Networking in the Digital Age – a Few Thoughts

A few weeks ago I participated in a session called “networking in the digital age” at IBM’s Interconnect conference and I thought I’d share some thoughts in a more coherent way here, to a broader audience. First off, there are a

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Want to win the Recruiting War? #SXSW Panel Shared Great Insights

Greg Barr, Managing Editor at the Austin Business Journal, attended our panel, “Can Austin Take Top Talent from Silicon Valley”, and wrote a great piece on it in the ABJ.  Our panelists included Kristen Clemmer – head of recruiting at

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Advice for the CTO

Over on Medium I published my thoughts and advice for CTOs of startups, based on my experience as CTO at BP3: Over time, I arrived at a job definition that worked for me at BP3: To set direction for technology and

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Reading this post on Fred Wilson’s blog, I can relate in a small way.  Well, no one is likely to recognize me on a flight, but in a sense, putting yourself out there on a blog, on twitter, and in

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#SXSW Sessions that Caught my Eye amid the Nerdpocalypse

As many of you may know, Austin is preparing for SXSW, and first up: SXSW-interactive on Friday.  With the conference comes more than 20,000 attendees and a similar number of “non-badged” attendees in Austin to meet investors and clients and

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Inquiry Based Learning in Austin, at Magellan International School

From time to time I’ll post an article on Medium on a more personal topic, but I’ll try to share links here for the ones that our readers might relate to.  Recently I posted over on Medium about my volunteering,

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The weather was amazing

City of Eternal Boom

Texas Monthly has a way with words.  If you’re on your way to SXSW for the first or third time, and you’re trying to get a better sense of what makes Austin tick, or what has made it tick over

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Not joking about these tacos

Austin: Home of the Breakfast Taco

Austin might be the live music capital of the world. But it is also the home of the breakfast taco.  Austin Eater recently published a great article on this staple of the Austin diet.Taco makers and food experts alike concur

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#IBMInterconnect Early Takeaways

I am an IT guy at heart.  I will never be able to shake my upbringing as a system and network administrator, so my view of the world is skewed to include the simplest IT management, monitoring, support, and customer

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FOR RELEASE: BP3 Takes Home IBM Smarter Process Leadership Award

BP3 Global (, a global provider of business process management (BPM) software and services was the winner of the 2016 IBM Systems Middleware Smarter Process Leadership Award. This award recognize IBM Business Partners worldwide for their outstanding growth and performance, marketing activities, solutions

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BP3 and Student Loan Genius Featured in Bloomberg

Today, BP3 and Student Loan Genius were featured in Bloomberg Business. The article focuses around freshly minted college graduates taking on the task of repaying student loans and saving for retirement. BP3 contributes monthly to our employees student loan payments to

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Quartz: Tech Workers Heading to Austin

A recent Quartz article making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook claims that a growing number of engineers and tech workers are leaving Silicon Valley for New York, Austin, Seattle, and other places. found that the share of searches from

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Ideas and Execution

Great note from Neil Ward-Dutton over at MWD Advisors – commenting on a recent conversation he’d had:We were talking about different ways that organisations are looking to drive innovation into established businesses – hackathons, corporate VC activities, and so on

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