Wie geht’s, Frankfurt!

A new direct flight from Austin to Frankfurt is launching in 2016.  It looks like a seasonal route to begin with, just making two round trips per week, but it is a start. I’ll be curious to see how well

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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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OTB2015 and the Power of a Network

This post isn’t about BPM, or BP3.  But it is about Austin, startups, and networks.    We’re hosting the 4th OTB unconference in Austin this weekend.  We’re building value in a conference of former colleagues who used to work together, mostly

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Oh the Humanity

Our thoughts, as expressed in “I for one, Welcome our Robot Overlords,” might have given away our bias on the topic of human curation.  The Monday Note weighs in on the topic vis-a-vis Apple Music. When San Francisco’s de Young

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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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More Please

Austin is really driven by UT talent and energy.  Sometimes the residents and beneficiaries of Austin and UT give back.  Silicon Hills reports that Qualcomm is donating $1M for a new UT Engineering Center. Now, I know enough about these

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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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Behind the Curtain of WWDC

If you’re interested in a view behind the curtain of WWDC and Daring Fireball, this interview between John Gruber and Phil Schiller of Apple, is it. I recommend skipping the profanity laced introduction, however. For those who prefer to read

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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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Neches Analysis Update

[Editor’s note: 3 days, three product release updates.  Our BP Labs team really focuses on what we preach – iterative improvement, regular release schedules, and disciplined development and testing practices] Neches Analysis runs in the cloud, primarily on IBM’s SoftLayer

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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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The Long Game: Customer First

Interesting post from John Gruber at Daring Fireball. Count me as being in the camp that this quote reflects: It’s not a luxury Apple can afford because it’s insanely profitable; rather, it’s the reason why the company is insanely profitable.

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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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Tech gets all the Press, but Lifestyle Leads the Way

Austin’s tech and startup economies are getting all the press lately. But it is the lifestyle and festivals of Austin that are also key to bringing the growth to Austin. After all, it is the festivals that put heads in

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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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Blue Bottle

Blue Bottle just raised $70M.  That sounds crazy.  But if I could have invested alongside, I would have. For the same reason that I invested in Chuys, and Shake Shak. Restaurants with a great following tend to turn into great

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Payrolls, Wages Up. Austin Especially.

So much for that slowdown. First, auto sales are running at a 17million+ annual clip for May. “Sales of cars and light trucks at an annualized rate reached 17.71 million in May, the strongest level since 2005.” Next, the jobs

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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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Advice from Jean-Louis Gassée

Jean-Louis Gassée has offered advice on the HR-less performance review, and now also has a post on Firing well.  In both cases while I, and BP3, don’t do it the way Jean-Louis advises, our approach is closer to his than

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Founders Grid: Austin Startups You Must Know About

Nice post from Founders Grid giving a shout out to 50 (Fifty!) startups in Austin that you should know about. Austin is rising as a magnificent hub for tech startups. Not only is Austin host of SXSW Interactive Festival, but

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Is There a Process for the Pitch?

Lots of people have advice for the startup pitch.  Austin’s own Joshua Baer has given a presentation, several times, on the art of the pitch.  If I remember his three step process correctly it was: Make the case for change-

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Design ROI

I ran across this article on IBM counting on design’s ROI, and thought it of interest here.  Really interesting quote from our old friend Phil Gilbert: Since then, I don’t think there has been as fundamental a change in the

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Human Resources in the Era of Age Stereotypes

Last week I was honored to be invited to participate in a panel discussion at the AHRMA Workforce Readiness Day 2015 conference.  Especially honored because I am not, technically, an HR professional. Before our panel began, I listened to a

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Austin, Meet London

British Airways is selling out their direct flight between Austin and London.  I’ve flown it a few times already and love it. Apparently I’m not the only one. And now: news that British Airways is going to start flying the

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Organizational Debt

There’s common understanding of technical debt in software circles these days.  I think the concept applies to processes as well (queue the process debt posts I’ve written over the years). Steve Blank writes recently about Organizational Debt.  Possibly an outgrowth

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Austin Jobs Improve Again

Well, the good news keeps rolling in for Austin.  Despite blowing away the growth numbers of every other large-ish city in the United States, Austin also continues to fully employ its population – including newcomers. Meanwhile, the most recently reported

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BP3: Austin’s Best Places to Work 2015

Last year we made the list of Austin’s Best Places to Work for the first time. Of course, we’ve always been one of the best places to work in our hearts but the competition for these awards is tight! 2015

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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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MWD on IBM Customer Analytics

I’ve always liked the research MWD does, not because I always agree with it but because they give you a read that still had rough edges on it that, rather than being smooth and shiny. In a recent blog post

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IBM’s bpm/DEV blog covers BP3 and Neches Analysis

A big thank you to our friends at IBM and Jim Casey, the author of a blog post on the bpm/DEV site that IBM hosts. BP3 has been in the Smarter Process game for a while. You may have used

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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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Trilogy Alumni = Recruiting

Interesting article on LinkedIn by Mark Cunningham, a well-known recruiter here in Austin, Texas.  Mark waxed prolific about several of his favorite software execs (and presumably customers) in his post: Chad Walters Matt Howitt Samy Aboel-Nil Rad Favaron Phil Gilbert

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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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No Communication, No Innovation

I came across an article with a familiar theme today, “Innovation.” I have a set of periodicals that I frequent online to keep up to date with various subject matter and innovation as a topic is about as widespread as

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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 discussed,

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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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If you want to understand Apple and TV

This is the post to read, from Ben Thompson: More importantly, though, I think Comcast is likely overreacting: the fact of the matter is that the Internet has made the cable companies even more powerful than they were in the

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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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