Category Archive for "BPM"

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Bob Golladay, IBM, and BP3

To open day 2 of BPMCAMP, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bob Golladay, the IBM Smarter Process Leader for Europe.   We wanted to bring Bob to our event for two reasons:  first, because Bob has been instrumental in

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Barriers to BPM: Sophomore Effect

[First in a series on the Barriers to BPM, sharing our stories from the field and remedies] So your first project was a success. Your team toughed it out, and overcame all the challenges to get that first deployment live

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BPMCAMP Sessions: BPM Trends Kickoff

Our CEO, Lance Gibbs, kicked off BPMCAMP with his insights into BPM trends based on the last year’s worth of conversations with customers, prospects, and partners. “intelligent BPM” is impacting customer experience, but isn’t reaching mainstream capability yet. Inhibitors are

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Brazos UI – the best UI in BPM? Signs point to yes

At BPMCAMP recently we spent a lot of time reviewing great user interfaces in BPM and how to build them.  Several of our sessions focused on what a great UI looks like for BPM and what it means.  Of course

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Proud of our 2015 Interns

Our 2015 Interns represented well. This year they worked together to expand the scope of Brazos Portal’s compatibility with enterprise software like Asana and Rally.  They also worked out an interesting Apple Watch notification framework.  Both of which demo’ed really

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The Laws of BPM

Great tongue-in-cheek (?) post from Alexander Samarin on the Laws of BPM. Some of it is inside-baseball funny, and some of it is just plain perceptive.  I’d like to add a couple additional laws: 13th Law of BPM BPM will

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Differentiation, and Switching

During a growing market you often can’t differentiate between the vendors as easily. They all appear to be doing well and growing, and so growing ceases to be an interesting indicator of winning.  And it is difficult for new customers

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BPMCAMP Early Returns

  [UPDATE: interested in BPMCAMP 2016?  The sign-up for information is here! ] I’ll have more to post about BPMCAMP as pictures and videos come in, and as I have time to synthesize.  But I’ll just say that it was

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The Value of Being There

In a day and age full of the virtual, perhaps we place a little more value on the personal, and the real. Virtual is better than letters, or email, but it isn’t better than a handshake or a hug, and

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More BPM Coverage and Trends from MWD

Over the last month or two I’ve noticed a few write-ups of BPM firms from MWD: Software AG’s BPM offering, which due to acquisitions is quite broad, though not often described as well-integrated.  “Looking specifically at the BPM platform provided

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Automation and Process

A recent HBR article tackles Automation and its impact on employment and humanity in “Beyond Automation” by Thomas H Davenport and Julia Kirby.  The premise is the concern you can pick up almost anywhere these days: Familiar as she is

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Clarity and Authority

Another article that leans toward founder-CEO as ideal: Product development requires vision. […] [then, quoting Dorsey:] “You should expect Twitter to be as easy as looking out your window to see what’s happening. […] But Twitter can’t just be the

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The ROI is not Enough

From the recent BPM and Case Management Summit in DC, more interesting notes from Sandy Kemsley, concerning ROI (emphasis added): Second day at the BPM and Case Management summit in DC, and our morning keynote started with Jim Sinur —

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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4

Our BP Labs team has released Brazos UI Enterprise version 4 last week.  I can’t emphasize enough what an awesome bit of engineering and coordination this release represents. Before we get into the details, let me just say how proud

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BPMCAMP 2015 In 3 weeks

It’s hard to believe BPMCAMP 2015 is only a few weeks away.  The content sessions are shaping up to be truly awesome. This is the conference we want to run for our own team, and we invite customers to join

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Is Swarming a Legitimate Tactic for BPM?

Lately there’s been some discussion of “swarming” as an organizational response to process needs.  Part of this thought process comes from the ACM crowd, noting natural phenomenon like birds in flight, etc. and noting that organizations properly empowered could also

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Congrats to MWD: 10 years!

I just saw this post from Neil Ward-Dutton of MWD Advisors. It’s 10 years since we started MWD Advisors… a time before the launch of the iPhone, Twitter and Amazon Web Services, and when Facebook was still a hobby site.

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Legislating Competency: Another Perspective

Anatoly Belaychuk wrote a post in response to one of mine on the topic of legislating competency. We often find ourselves agreeing on topics related to BPM, despite very different backgrounds and experiences with different BPM tools. I take some

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BPMN Interchange

BPMN Interchange has been the promised land for BPMN enthusiasts for a long time.  Neil Ward-Dutton has an update from a recent OMG technical meeting in Berlin, where a live-streamed demonstration of interchange was carried out – perhaps the second

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Unfair Advantages and Recruiting

Back in March, on the SXSW-interactive panel that I participated in, one of the things we talked about was how we recruited top college graduates to Austin back in the ’90’s. It would be easy now to assume that Austin

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Austin’s Best Places to Work 2015: BP3 in the Top 8

Well, BP3 did all right in the Austin awards for Best Places to Work in 2015.  95% of the local work force has to respond to the survey to even be considered, and 70 companies were recognized across four categories.

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For Release: BP3 Named One of the Best Places to Work in Austin

BP3 Global, an innovative BPM software and services provider, named eighth in the Best Places to Work in the Small Business category by the Austin Business Journal. (PRWEB) June 30, 2015 BP3 Global is pleased to announce that it placed

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Brazos UI Enterprise 3.19.4 Released: The Best UI in BPM gets Better

Brazos UI Enterprise 3.19.4 has been released and is available for download.  You can register for Brazos UI Lite here, and/or request Brazos UI Enterprise. Brazos UI is the best BPM user interface for IBM BPM.  Experience with our customers

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Brazos Portal 1.8 Released

BP3’s BP Labs team continues to deliver a steady drumbeat of software releases at BP3, which is exactly how we want it to work.   Brazos Portal 1.8 is the third release in 2015 for Brazos Portal, and is now available

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BP3 Delivers BPM Training to a Packed House

A couple weeks ago, BP3 successfully delivered BPM training for a training class to a packed room of enthusiastic users and process developers. The class was delivered over three days and targets business analysts for the first day and a

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Blueworks Live Best Practices

This post is from Krista White, co-author of our new guide to BP3’s Blueworks Live Best Practices posted below. Krista also works on Neches and the Brazos suite. Over the last few years I’ve noticed an increase in the volume

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BPM Migration: 4 Approaches to Success

This post is from Andrew Paier VP of BP Labs. BP Labs is an extension of our consulting services that provides white glove service to help our customers sleep at night. I like to think of it as the private

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Custom Components in BrazosOpen

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from one of our developers Arda Tugay.  Arda is about to celebrate his one year with BP3 and we are very lucky to have him on our team. Here Arda describes the ease

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Legislating Competency

“Your goal is to set up the conditions for success.” At BP3 our teams go in and rescue a lot of BPM projects that previously failed to get off the ground with the big generalist consulting firms.  I thought a

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Taking Advice from Analysts

Is there anything better than an analyst firm telling everyone to pivot an industry? Of course, the post was written by Steve Wood, who has an axe to grind about his product, ManyWho, and therefore finds himself attending a conference

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Rapid Development With Brazos Open

[Editor’s note: this is a guest post from our Brazos Open lead, David Parish.  He has spearheaded the development all the way through, producing a new, great, option for user interfaces for BPM.  Brazos is a better user interface option

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Finding BPM Inspiration in Portugal

I thought bpmNEXT was the highlight of my BPM Conference calendar, when it comes to expanding my own perspective within the BPM space.  But my experience at BPM Conference Portugal rivaled bpmNEXT for expanding my mind. BPM Conference Portugal is

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Not All UI Toolkits are Made Equal

IBM BPM ships with the coach view framework, and a few different UI toolkits.  By design, the coach view framework is a great foundation for building new UI toolkits – a foundation that IBM has encouraged partners like BP3 to

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Creating User Forms with BrazosOpen and Any Open Source BPM engine

BrazosOpen is a toolset that allows you to create rich, interactive web applications for your BPM solutions. We give you a complete angular based set of HTML widgets that fully understand the OpenSource BPM engine you are using. You don’t

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We’re not the only ones…

Apparently we’re not the only ones who get annoyed reading all this “BPM is Dead” stuff… So now that we are clear on what BPM is, is there really anyone out there who gives any credibility to proclamations of the

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BPM: Still not Dead

Neil Ward-Dutton was at AppianWorld recently, where he no doubt saw demos of Appian’s software that Appian has been (so far) reluctant to show other BPM vendors and gurus at bpmNEXT each year! But beyond that, apparently some numbers were

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Unified Collaborative Work Environment?

Anatoly, one of my favorite bloggers in BPM, has written about the unified collaborative work environment: 1. Interoperability: one form of collaborative work initiates or calls another. […] 2. Migration: changing the collaborative work classification over time. […] 3. Unified

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Zero Code Revisited

With bpmNEXT behind us, why not revisit the Zero Code Hypothesis yet again.  This time, the excuse is a thoughtful post by Peter Hilton, that turns the zero-code myth on its edge and looks at it from a different perspective.

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I can’t Resist another BPM is Dead Post

In January the BPM.com forum posed the question “Which parts of BPM are Dead“.  My first reaction was “not this again”, but actually a couple of good responses. First, Bogdan Nafornita weighs in with one items that might be dead: 

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BP3 Global Inc, in conjunction with Future Strategies Inc, Announces Release of BPM Everywhere: Internet of Things, Process of Everything

Business Process Management (BPM) book of 2015, addressing the reality of digital business, people, things and processes and what the impact of the Internet of Things presents for business processes and architectures, not in some distant scenario, but today. (PRWEB)

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VentureBeat on Enterprise Software

VentureBeat has their predictions for what to expect from enterprise software now that 2014 has come to a close.  I thought I’d take a look at their main points and assess against the relevance of BPM… The enterprise will need

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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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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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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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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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