Category Archive for "Technology"

Brazos 2.0 is GA

We told you Brazos 2.0 was coming – and the wait is over.  After extensive field-use and field-testing by BP3, BP Labs, and many of our customers and partners at IBM and elsewhere, Brazos is ready to be labeled GA. 

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The Gantt Chart Strikes Back

Dave Brakoniecki has a great post over on his blog about BP Logix and their idea of treating Time as a “new” dimension in BPM: The article explains the time dimension in the following terms:“BPM solutions have focused on getting

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IBM BPM Coach Views, and IBM BPM with BP3’s Brazos UI Toolkit

IBM has posted a host of useful videos on a few different YouTube channels.  In a recent video, IBM gives an introduction to the CoachView framework introduced in IBM BPM 8x, and continued in subsequent versions. It does a good

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Thoughts on User Experience

John Reynolds recently wrote about User Experience Design as the essential BPM skill, wherein he quotes Nathaniel Palmer: They really need to look at BPM through the lens of user experience.  So it is not just necessary to have BPM

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Joins and IBM BPM – Diving Deeper

[Editor’s note: This is another guest-post from Andrew Paier, our Director of BP Labs at BP3.  In this post he’s examining how Joins work in IBM BPM.  There’s quite a bit of material available online about how Joins should work

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BP3 Brazos UI Webinar: Tuesday September 10

What: A Webinar on the BP3 Brazos UI Toolkit for IBM BPM When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:00AM US Central Daylight Time Who : Ivan Kornienko, and you Register: http://ow.ly/opZKg The first Brazos webinar on August 27th was a

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IBM Champions on Mobile Strategy

Great job to the folks at IBM for pulling this video together from three different IBM Champions: Great composition from the three of us, we really appreciate IBM putting it together. If you’re looking for more videos from Impact, one

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Brazos for Activiti [Including Video]

We started a project this summer with two of our intrepid interns and coaching from our BP Labs team, to see if we could build “Brazos for Activiti” (our code name for the project).  Conceptually of course, this seemed like

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BP3 Brazos UI Webinar: Tuesday August 27

What: A Webinar on the BP3 Brazos UI Toolkit for IBM BPM When: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:00AM US Central Daylight Time Who : Ivan Kornienko, and you Register: http://info.bp-3.com/brazos-webinar-series/ We’re hosting a webinar to review the Brazos UI

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Brazos 2.0 Beta Released

Yesterday we started emailing registered Brazos 1.0 customers to send them the Brazos 2.0 Beta. I want to thank our BP3 team for pulling together to make this release happen, I’m really proud of what our team has done to

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How to Build the Wind Farm Demo with Brazos 2.0

If you saw the last post on the new features in Brazos 2.0, as well as the demonstration “Wind Farm Demo” – you might be curious as to how hard it is to build the demo using IBM’s Process Designer

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Brazos 2.0 is Nearly Upon Us

We’re nearly ready to release Brazos 2.0 to the world.  It includes some great new capabilities based on feedback from our customers, partners, and our own implementations teams: Rich iconic design scheme expanded Responsive layout, easier to configure Natural mobile

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BonitaSoft Updates from Last Month: BonitaBPM 6

Like Theo and Neil, I’ve been following Bonitasoft for some time now – as well as other open source projects.  The interesting thing about Bonitasoft, to me, is how it skirts the line between a commercial operation and an open

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JSON Formatted Business Information through DOSGi (JAX-RS ReST Services)

[Editor’s note: Today we’re again taking a departure from markets and Apple and BPM vendors, to talk about something purely technical.  Gary has been a contributor to our blog over the last few years, bringing his unique blend of technical

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Activiti and the REST API

Congrats to the Activiti team for releasing 5.13, which includes a new REST-API. They redesigned the REST API from scratch, which I think was the right move – thinking about it as a whole instead of separate, independently designed parts:

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IBM BPM and Taskless Services

[Editor’s Note: Taskless services are the kind of feature in IBM BPM that prospective customers don’t have the context to evaluate.  Essentially, IBM BPM has two execution layers-  the BPD layer, and the service layer.  Taskless services combine the two

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OSGi and JPA Delivery Business Objects to BPM

Click here for Gary’s original post on his blog [Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series of posts that Gary has been kind enough to share. ] Multi-part Series: BPM Integration with OSGI: JAX-RS and JPA (this

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Kemsley Covers Activiti BPM Updates

Sandy Kemsley’s Column 2 blog has an update covering new functionality, and new partners, with Activiti BPM: I had a briefing on the latest version of Alfresco’s Activiti BPM a couple of months back, but decided to wait until the

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Brazos 2.0 is Coming

For those who have heard of Brazos at Impact or elsewhere, but are wondering what is coming next, I wanted to take time out to share what we have cooking for Brazos 2.0.  Brazos 2.0 is shipping with a few

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BPM Integration with OSGi: JAX-RS and JPA

Click here for Gary’s Original Post  [Editor’s note: Today we’re taking a departure from markets and Apple and BPM vendors, to talk about something purely technical.  Gary has been a contributor to our blog over the last few years, bringing

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Happy Birthday to our Friends at Signavio

We’ve kept in touch with Signavio since nearly the very beginning – and it is nice of them them to remind us of their birthday! Clearly it has been a good year for Signavio: The customer growth is directly impacting

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It is Uncomfortable

It is uncomfortable disagreeing with people you have a lot of respect for. Chris Dixon, I feel confident, knows much more about mobile and startups and entrepreneurs than I do.  So when he says: “The switch to Android first hasn’t

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Filed Under the Heading: Disrupt Yourself

This “Monday Note” from Gassée is a great lesson learned in being willing to disrupt your own business: “At the end of the day, there was a chip that they were interested in that they wanted to pay a certain

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Austin’s Tech Scene: Fewer People but Bigger Output

One of the disconnects I’ve had a hard time reconciling myself is why it feels like there is so much more going on in Austin’s tech scene than there used to be, and yet, overall Tech employment is still down

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Does Austin Need to Think Bigger?

A recent round of criticism has made the rounds among Austin tech circles, coming from Bob Metcalfe and Brett Hurt, among others.  The ATC CEO Summit summary in Silicon Hills News reports: No one disputes that Austin has become a

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New Ways to Navigate Work

Clay Richardson of Forrester connects some dots that only analysts covering multiple products would notice – the idea that both IBM and Appian are effectively making it easier for users to navigate complex work without predefined paths: While I like

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Videos from #bpmNEXT: BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM

As I’ve written before, bpmNEXT was a fantastic event, and we put up quite a few posts about it over the following weeks.  In the midst of all the IBM Impact posts that we’re catching up on, the videos from

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Bruce Silver’s Impressions at #IBMImpact

We were pleased to run into Bruce Silver at Impact and he has since posted his impressions of the conference on his blog. Process innovation was a central theme of last week’s IBM Impact conference – it took center stage

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Interview with Scott Francis: BP3, Mobile BPM, and IBM

IBM has started posting the interviews we participated in at IBM Impact.  The following video is actually the first interview I did on-site at Impact.  I might be a little too active for a standing interview but I like how

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BP3’s BRAZOS UI: Mobile BPM. Made Easy.

In the run-up to IBM Impact, we want to share a little bit of what we’ve been up to, and what we have to show at our booth at Impact. We set out to make it easy to make a

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BP3 Speaking at #IBMImpact: Driving Mobile Innovations

We recently highlighted Sue Butler’s co-presentation with UMB Bank, and now we’re happy to announce that our own Andrew Paier, Director of BP Labs, will be a member of a panel at Impact covering Mobile Innovation: 3299 Panel Discussion: Driving

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Mobile Payments in Austin

Austin has been a hotbed of activity in certain startup circles, most notably enterprise software and the intersection of enterprise and social.  But in the Austin-American Statesman they ran an article on the rise of mobile payment systems and startups

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Fujitsu Acquires RunMyProcess

I hope someone writes about this that knows more about RunMyProcess and Fujitsu’s offerings than I do.  But today I saw in the news that Fujitsu has acquired the French startup (details remain private): The acquisition will also allow Fujitsu

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Motes and Smartdust

Another interesting connection at bpmNEXT – between Bosch and Vernor Vinge. A stretch? Maybe.  But the Bosch team (Tom Debevoise and Troy Foster) presented a pretty compelling take on the internet of things-  the concept of a mote – which

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What’s Complicated

As I go through my notes from bpmNEXT, I keep finding little gems that I want to share.  Like the note I wrote myself- that Germans love David Hasselhoff… and BPMN, after watching a series of great presentations reflecting serious

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The Zero Code Hypothesis

Everyone has their hypotheses about managing business by process.  For example, the ACM folks hypothesize that the important knowledge work that businesses do cannot be effectively modeled in BPMN.  The more “traditional” view of BPM (which is only about 10

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Camunda Branches Out

It has been a flurry of BPM announcements of late.  First, Effektif announces, now Camunda.  Camunda has been a major partner for jBPM and Activiti, and has now branched out to support their own BPM “stack” called Camunda (previously references

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Presenting Mobile BPM at #bpmNEXT

Ivan Kornienko and I presented “BPM for Mobile, Mobile for BPM” at bpmNEXT on March 20th.  We walked through our thought process around mobile as it relates to BPM, shortcomings of the current approaches (as we see it), and some

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#bpmNEXT – BPM Crossing the Chasm?

I flew up with Ivan Kornienko to the Asilomar conference facility in California on Tuesday – for the brand-new bpmNEXT conference.  The conference, as you may know, is hosted by Nathaniel Palmer and Bruce Silver. We started out in style

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#SXSW Day 3 – DOOM, Signal, Noise, and BBQ

Belatedly I’m getting these SXSW recaps posted! On Day 3, the usual SXSW fatigue sets in – people show up a little later, and the time change (Daylight Savings) doesn’t help!  I started with Houndstooth Coffee – not sure I

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Austin and Living in the Live Music Capital of the World #sxsw

If you lived on the beach and never went swimming in the ocean, are you really living?  If you live in Austin and never listen to live music, are you really living? Two articles recently call to mind the expectations

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#SXSW Day 2: Reconnecting with Inspiration

There are so many people who are jaded about the SXSW experience.  I can understand that. It is overwhelming in its size and scope as it spreads out in Austin’s Downtown area. And some people don’t like to be mixed

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Software Saves Manufacturing?

In “How Coders can Save the American Factory“, Tim Fernholz raises a few interesting data points: First, it enables increased efficiency with time. SpaceX, the world’s first commercial spacecraft that docked with the International Space Station last summer, leveraged software

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How to Make Mobile BPM a Success in Your Enterprise

ReadWriteWeb has a great article on how to make BYOD (Bring your own device) successful in your enterprise. Our product manager for BP Mobility pointed out that the top-10 list mirrors our approach to Mobile, two of which jump out

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Lowering the Barrier to Mobile BPM

We’ve blogged before about the benefits of native mobile apps for BPM (and in particular, why a native iOS app is a good place to start). But one of the things we’ve learned in working with customers is that there’s

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BPMN 3.0?

EbizQ had to ask the question: “Should there be a BPMN 3.0 and, if so, what additions should it include?” One point of view was that the spec needed to be split into 4 specs, with more targeted purposes and

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Is BPM Dead? Appian says No

Appian reported results for Q4 and 2012 that indicate BPM is anything but dead.  We already knew it wasn’t dead for IBM and Pega, but it isn’t even dead for the independent software vendors like Appian!  Of course, they are

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The Next Big Thing in BPM – bpmNEXT

bpmNEXT is coming March 19-21, at Asilomar Conference Center on the Monterey Peninsula.  I’m excited to be attending, but also honored to be presenting.  I like that Bruce and company have taken a different approach to this conference: No how-tos,

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Binary

The USA Today has a much-retweeted article with some great soundbite material from Marc Andreesen, who is widely respected in startup and venture circles, for good reason. The money quote is this one: “The spread of computers and the Internet

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Just When You Thought Innovation in BPM was Dead…

This is the year for analyst and blogger coverage of previously little-known BPM software providers.  Or newly formed BPM providers, as you might argue with Bosch Software Innovations, who surprised everyone by showing up on the Gartner MQ report for

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