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Becoming Chairman of BP3

BP3 is on a roll.  We’re into our 9th year in business and things are better than ever – we just concluded a record quarter, and a record year.  We’re entering 2016 with some fantastic opportunities in front of us

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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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Raising Money in Austin

There are two common themes regarding Austin and startups over the last 5+ years:Austin is a great place to start a companyYou can’t raise money in AustinIt seems like these two themes would be mutually exclusive, but they’re not.  They

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Thoughts on Performance Reviews and Organizational Innovation

We do a few things unconventionally at BP3.  And people who work here probably have heard me, at one time or another, advocate that you can over-think the innovation in your company when you try to innovate too much with

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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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Culture and Business Models

Does culture dictate which business models will be winning ones for a company?  Or does the business model dictate which cultures can be successful?In a post on “Killer Cultures” by Jean-Louis Gassée, he explores how different culture can be between

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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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Bring on the Ping Pong Tables

I loved this article from Alexander Muse, partly because I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading it.  First, the question for Quora:“I’m a 21-year-old CEO of a startup with eight guys. My developers sometimes spend all day

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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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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to our team members, customers, and partners! I hope everyone has the opportunity to take a little break from making great business processes and to spend more time with family and friends.  I especially want to thank our

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Thank you to Julie Huls and ATC

In the last six years Austin has been through an evolution – some might say a transformation.  All through that time, our unemployment rate has tracked a full point less than Texas, and two points less than the US average. 

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Marriott Bought Starwood Last Month

This might have slipped below your radar if you’re not a frequent traveler like I am, but Starwood just agreed to be purchased by Marriott International:A merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts will yield the largest hotel

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For Release: BP3 Global expands Austin Headquarters

BP3 (http://www.bp-3.com), a leading provider of business process management solutions and services, has announced the expansion of their Austin Texas headquarters, adding nearly 6500 sqft and bringing the total footprint to over 18,000 sqft. The availability of extra office space

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ABJ: Fast-growing software maker expands Austin HQ again

The Austin Business Journal just ran another article covering BP3:BP3 Global Inc., a maker of business process management software, is increasing the size of its headquarters by 50 percent.The Austin company is expanding it’s Plaza 7000 office on North MoPac

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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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Texas BBQ

This.When people say “Texas-style,” they mean “Central Texas-style”Another article on the beautify of Texas-style BBQ, which seems to have claimed the BBQ crown in recent years.They say everything’s bigger in Texas and barbecue is no exception. Barbecue tradition runs deep

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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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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.6.0

Brazos UI Enterprise released version 4.5.1 just 3 weeks ago, and today we’re announcing version 4.6.0.If you’re a Brazos UI Enterprise customer, just look here for the latest release notes. Our team was busy with a raft load of refinements

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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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Value of Partnership: Maps

There was a time when Google and Apple seemed like two peas in a pod, destined to create great things together – great devices and great web services.  But then Google pursued building a competing phone operating system (and phones!),

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Operating Businesses and ISO 9000

Interesting post on Medium with a provocative title: “I sat down with a millionaire who operates 10 businesses while sailing around the world with his family“.  It’s a good read with some good advice.Each of the 10 businesses on its

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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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Welcome Back, John

They say you can’t go home again.  But for Lombardi alumni and BP3, it isn’t true.  Not every person we hire writes a blog post about it, but John Reynolds did. After stints at Lombardi and IBM, John worked with

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Sometimes Startup Advice is Really Good

Sometimes the advice offered to startups is really good, as in this piece by Fred Wilson on Growth vs. Retention (emphasis added).Entrepreneurs always ask what the one number they should focus on for raising money. I always say “90 day

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IBM’s C-Suite Research

IBM software shows up on every analyst scoreboard there is.  But IBM does some pretty interesting research in its own right, and a recent report on its C-suite global study is quite interesting indeed, well worth the read.Key points to

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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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Announcing: New Brazos Portal Release

Brazos Portal v1.11.1 is now available for download. Customers who have Brazos Portal support can find their customized Brazos Portal v1.11.1 build in their custom download articles which can be found here.This release of Brazos Portal includes bug fixes and

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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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For Release: BP3 Global and Wythe Solutions Announce Resale Partnership

For Release: BP3 Global and Wythe Solutions Announce Resale PartnershipBP3 Global, worldwide leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software and services, announced today a partnership with Wythe Solutions, an IBM Advanced Business Partner.AUSTIN, TEXAS (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 16, 2015BP3 Global (http://www.bp-3.com),

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Take Aways from ABJ Tech Titans

One more post from the Tech Titans event write-up in the ABJ, just on my personal takeaways.First, there’s a great bench of talent in Austin.  There are many great technologists who weren’t nominated and are deserving of recognition, more so

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Revisiting the Effect of the Dot-Com Bust on Austin

What a great retrospective the Austin Business Journal has published on the dot-com bust in Austin, back in 2000-2001. The after-affects were felt through 2004. For those who doubt how hot it was: Unemployment was 2.1% in Austin – it is currently

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Sushi in Austin

In a list of the 21 best sushi restaurants in America, would you expect to see Austin? Maybe.  Maybe not.How about two Austin restaurants listed at #1?  Because that’s what just happened. Uchi and Uchiko coming in at #1 on the

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Picking the right platform and partner: WordPress and WP Engine

Back in 2008 when I started blogging for BP3, I chose WordPress as the platform. At the time I believe its market share was single digits in terms of running websites, and we only used it for the blog portion

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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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Simpler BPMN

BPMN Simplification is a holy grail in some circles, so I couldn’t resist posting and linking to Marco Brambilla’s blog on the topic here.In practice, we often use much less of the BPMN spec than is really there.  Someone could

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Making Time

The other night I worked late at the office – it wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the last – sometimes I’m the last one out the door. At some point around 6:30pm or so one of our

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So this happened… at the ABJ TechFlash Titans

I have to say, I’m very honored to receive the award for 2015 Best CIO/CTO from the Austin Business Journal and its judges.  The ceremony and reception were held at what was once the renowned music venue, La Zona Rosa,

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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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Announcing: Brazos UI Enterprise 4.4.3

And right on the cue, after the first partner resell announcement yesterday, today we have a new Brazos UI Enterprise version available to all Brazos Enterprise customers. Brazos UI continues to set the pace for UI frameworks for IBM BPM –

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For Release: BP3 Announces Brazos Resell Partnership with Cognizant

[Editor’s note: we started a partnership program last year, and this is the first public announcement of  our participating partners and partner program.  I’m personally humbled by the endorsement this represents of the investments we’re making in the IBM BPM

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Process Patterns: Plan-Execute

I always like Anatoly’s blog, but in particular I like his process patterns posts, as they’re thought provocative for BPM practitioners regardless of which platform they’re using, and communicate complex concepts through the language of BPMN.  In a very real

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BP3 and IBM: Cloud, BPM, and Bluemix Oh My

Nice article from Carolyn Rogers, capturing and interview and conversation we had at SXSW-interactive back in March 2015. We’ve been fans of Bluemix and not just because some of our old colleagues from Lombardi are heavily influencing the direction and design. 

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BPMCAMP Sessions: Introduction to Process Mining

In a session exploring an area of BPM that is still relatively nascent, David Brakoniecki presented on the topic, and then demonstrated two of the well-known tools in the space (Fluxicon’s Disco, and ProM).Starting off, the objective was to cover

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Being one of the Best Places to Work

In the land of startups and best places to work, there’s a temptation in journalism to cover the more prurient items: the parties, the trips, the wacky office perks, furniture, or policies. Executives for these companies, if pressed to justify the

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BP3 Named #16 in Austin Business Journal’s Fast 50

BP3 has once again made the Austin Fast 50 list published by the Austin Business Journal.  This year BP3 not only graduated to the “Over $10M” category, we also moved up to #16 on the list.  The numbers are based

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BP3 Named One of the Best Small Companies to Work For

BP3 Global of Austin Texas named one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States published in Fortune Magazine.BP3 Global (www.bp-3.com), an innovative global provider of business process management (BPM) software and services, was named by Great

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