Category Archive for "BPM"

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Doubling down on Decision Management

There are rare opportunities to combine forces with another company that really embodies everything your company stands for.  In Teknovare, we have found such a company, and earlier today we publicly announced our acquisition.  Teknovare has in many ways been

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For Release: BP3 Acquires the Interest of Colorado Based Teknovare

BP3 Global, an Austin, Texas based provider of business process management (BPM) services and solutions, today announced that it has acquired the interests of Teknovare, a Denver, CO based consultancy specializing in developing decision support systems and custom optimization solutions.The

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Coding and Typing

In the Austin American-Statesman over the weekend was an article covering the efforts of Austin’s K-12 schools to produce students with coding skills.I’m a fan of teaching coding sooner.  I think of it as a language skill, along with English,

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Building a BPM Business at #bpmNEXT

I had the honor of participating in a panel on building a business in BPM, alongside Silver Tree’s Jonathan Sapir and Princeton Blue’s Pramod Sachdeva.  SilverTree (~20 people) is focused on Salesforce, while Princeton Blue (~35 ppl – correction: Pramod

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Modeling at #bpmNEXT

As part of the Business of BPM, a panel discussion of the role of modeling was held.  Denis Gagne, Clay Richardson, and Kramer Reeves all took part, moderated by Bruce Silver.  Again, Sandy Kemsley has the gold-standard coverage. A key element

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The Business of BPM at #bpmNEXT

bpmNEXT has been experimenting with the format on the first day of the event, a format they call the business of BPM.This year it started with Nathaniel doing a reprise of his predictions for BPM over the next 5 years. 

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Impressions from #bpmNEXT

This was the fourth bpmNEXT we’ve attended and presented at – every one since the beginning.  Every year the conference gets a little bit better in terms of content, and the collegiality gets better as well.  And the rooftop lunches

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The Next Big Thing in BPM : BPMNEXT 2016

We’re proud to be making our 4th appearance at BPMNEXT this year. I believe –  along with Keith Swenson of Fujitsu, Jakob Freund of Camunda, and Denis Gagne of Trisotech – and Nathaniel and Bruce of course! – we are

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Denmark

On my last trip to Europe, the second leg involved a trip to Denmark – my first visit, which was a real pleasure. After arriving in Copenhagen, I was greeted by one of our customers, so to speak…  They  have a

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Holland

In 2014 we acquired a business in the United Kingdom, to join our current team members in Portugal and Ukraine and form the center of gravity of our operations in Europe.  For a business our size, it was a huge

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BP3 and the IBM Smarter Process Award

Not too long ago, IBM recognized BP3 as the Smarter Process partner of the year in an award ceremony at Interconnect. It’s a big honor to our team, which works hard every day to help our mutual customers succeed with IBM’s

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Handshakes and Decision-making

Madhu Punjabi has a fun post on Medium about how products get shipped. In it, he proposes that ship time can be related to the number of handshakes required to get product shipped  in a startup.  At first, when there’s

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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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Maturity Models

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

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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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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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#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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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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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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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.7.1

[Note from Scott:  this is the best Brazos release yet, and in this post, David outlines all of the enhancements we’re bringing to Brazos UI thanks to the collaboration of our many consultants, developers, support staff, and most of all,

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Recommended Sessions for Thursday Feb 25th @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

The last day! Still a few good sessions to catch!8:30am | 5737A Healthcare Insurance Claims Management and Self-INvoicing BPM Solution at Advancecare, Reef Ballroom D. Vitor Salvador of Advance Care presentingOne of the most critical processes at Portuguese health insurance

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Recommended Sessions for Wednesday Feb 24 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

Wednesday’s scheduled also has a couple of fantastic sessions from BP3, Kaiser, and Wells Fargo, as well as other customers.  Here’s our recommended schedule for the day:10:00am | 5021A Creating Lasting Process Change in Wells Fargo Enrollments, Mandalay Ballroom I. 

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Recommended Sessions for Tuesday Feb 23 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

And for Tuesday’s sessions, our humble recommendations follow… I’ll point out right at the top that you have some great options with a session presented by BP3’s own Andrew Paier and Ivan Kornienko at 10am, and Zion’s Bank, who leveraged

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Recommended Sessions for Monday Feb 22 @ #IBMInterconnect 2016

Continuing a tradition from previous years at Impact, we’re sharing our thoughts about the best sessions at IBM’s Interconnect conference. The conference is again spread across two hotels this year, which is going to take some getting used to.I always

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#IBMInterconnect: Mobile-Enabling Your Business Process Using Coach Views: Lessons Learned at Zion’s Bank

There’s nothing better than looking up a conference schedule and seeing a customer presenting, and calling out your product in the process – better yet, when it is a surprise!Zion’s Bank is presenting at Interconnect on their experiences with mobile,

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#IBMInterconnect: Process Maturity in Real Life

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.This might be the only session of its kind at Interconnect – a panel discussion of BP3 and IBM customers discussing how they leverage Smarter Process in their businesses.  These are

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#IBMInterconnect: Creating Change in Healthcare with BPM at Kaiser Permanente

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.Kaiser has been at the forefront of adopting a service oriented architecture and BPM in its practices over the last few years.  Come to this session to experience and interesting use

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#IBMInterconnect: Creating Lasting Process Change in Wells Fargo Enrollments with IBM BPM

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.Wells Fargo was an early Lombardi customer, believe it or not, and they’ve brought BPM forward with IBM BPM since the acquisition in 2010.  Years later, Wells Fargo is still demonstrating

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#IBMInterconnect: BPM in the Palm of Your Hand… or on your Wrist!

Note: you can find BP3’s sessions at IBM Interconnect here.This year at Interconnect, BP3 is participating in 4 great sessions that will help any BPM practitioners out there raise their game.  This week we’ll publish a series of blogs about

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Business Applications in the Age of BPM

One of the best articles I’ve seen recently from a BPM analyst was written by Connie Moore.  Having left one of the major research firms, it feels like the kind of writing that might have been on her mind for

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IBM Design

In case you thought IBM wasn’t serious about going all-in on Design, this article might persuade you.IBM has made its third acquisition in the space of a week — and its second in Europe — to expand its front-end design

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Predictions for BPM in 2016

I’m not big on making predictions for BPM, but I’ve given in to the impulse from time to time.  Usually when people are making predictions, at some level they’re talking their own book.  In the sense that I’m bullish on

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BPM Patterns: Replacing Systems

John Reynolds, now at BP3, previously wrote this post on LinkedIn on replacing core business features over time.  In the context of legacy systems, replacing core business features is a much more complicated proposition.  Effectively you’re stepping into the territory,

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For Release: BP3 Global CEO Lance Gibbs Moves to Chairman Position

BP3 Global CEO and co-founder, Lance Gibbs, is stepping into a new role as Chairman of BP3 after nine years as CEO. Lance brought over 20 years of experience in IT and strategic business initiatives to BP3, and has led

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Requirements Failures for Major BPM Initiatives

Texas hasn’t had much luck lately with state-sponsored software projects.  In some cases, working software can be turned off if it was found that procurement processes were undermined.  In a case recently coming to light, Texas is doubling down on

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7 Vendor Selection Failure Modes in BPM

Vendor selection for major projects has never been easy – whether they are BPM projects or not.  It’s even more difficult in State governments where there are many rules for participating in state contracts and state projects.  These rules effectively

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2015: Year in Review

It’s feels like a bit of a broken record to say that 2015 was a good year for BPM and BP3 – but a good year it was.  BPM continues to penetrate the corporate landscape, and continues to generate ROI

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Shrink to Grow, or Focus on Cost of Sales?

Interesting article from John Gannon, covering a talk by Joe Liemandt, CEO of Trilogy. The conference was dedicated to low-touch sales models, and featured Joe as someone who could share his experiences in converting companies to this approach.First John catches

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Thoughts on the Forrester Wave for BPM

Back in November the Forrester Wave came out.  You can find it in various interesting places if you’re willing to pay with your registration info! The high level picture doesn’t change much of the thinking in the market, currently, putting

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Small Businesses vs. Startups

Love this article. Key passage:“If you do want to grow, you’ll have a much better chance of doing it from a position of power with a successful, profitable smaller company. When you already have an established product and cash-flow, you’re

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces Partnership with Zilker Technology

BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com), a global provider of business process management (BPM) software and services, and Zilker Technology, an enterprise solutions provider, announced a resale partnership today. Under this partnership, Zilker Technology becomes a reseller of BP3’s Brazos UI toolkit.Rob Thomas

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In-depth Look at Roles

I like Keith Swenson’s post on the subject of Roles because it is a topic that rarely gets this kind of vendor-agnostic deep-dive. In the case of a business process, the use of roles is pretty obvious.  If you are modeling

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Blogs Worth Reading

This isn’t my list, I’m pointing readers to Alberto Manuel’s list of Blogs Worth Reading 2015. Here is the list of BPM blogs I think worth reading for inspiration purposes. More than a hall of fame, make a reflection on how

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The ROI on ROI

Thanks to a colleague at BP3 for bringing this to my attention – an article from Quartz on the DuPont invention that changed business forever. Of all the inventions US chemical giant DuPont has given the world—Lycra, Teflon, Kevlar, Freon, Lucite,

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Oh the Irony

Not too long ago over on BPM.com there was a discussion that started with a question:“Are Business Processes One of the Biggest Obstacles to Innovation?”Of course, normally the answer would be no.  Unless you’re talking about “processes” implemented in SAP

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Automation, Jobs, and the ROI Water Level

You can’t focus as much as we do on process innovation and improvement without also thinking about what can be automated and what belongs in the domain of human judgment.  In BPM is Everywhere, we argued that in spite of

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The Cheapest Vendor

Companies are often after the cheapest vendor for a project.  Not the best. Not good enough. The cheapest.  Or, if they’re being careful, the least expensive vendor.But in BPM, the cheapest vendor is actually the one that gets you the

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Tech Flash Titans: Full Profiles Posted

In the latest issue of the Austin Business Journal, the full profiles for the Tech Flash Titans recently awarded were published. You can see our press release here.  I love the title and subtitle:  “A New Kind of Process Server:

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Low Code Musings

John Reynolds recently posted to LinkedIn on the topic of Low Code, and I’ve been meaning to circle back to it ever since.John starts by quoting Rob Marvin:“According to research firm Forrester, which coined the term low-code, the driving factor

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