WP Engine, Local Austin Startup Goes Big

Recently saw this news in the AustinStartup blog, about our hosting company, WP Engine.  In just about any business, these numbers are exceptionally good: [T]he company has surpassed 23,000 customers with 200,000 + domains, representing a customer increase of 130

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Getting Started with the Brazos UI Toolkit

The following video highlights how to get started with the Brazos UI Toolkit.  Incidentally, it also highlights how Gordon approaches teaching Brazos to customers in our Education offerings for BPM and for Brazos UI.  It’s a great way to learn

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Fred Wilson on Values

Such a great read from Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, on Values: Most companies have a mission statement and many have a values statement. But not so many companies live their values so much that they permeate the company and

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Decision Auditing and Governance: What it is and Why it is Important

In any business that is subject to legal or regulatory controls, having a robust governance and auditing process is very important, if not mandatory. A typical example would be a bank that offers financial products, which has to comply with

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STEM or Computer Science? Who Cares. Teach Your Kids to Code

There’s an argument going on among techies – is it STEM education that is needed or just more computer science?  Is it computer science or just programming/coding that is needed? Code.org has a great post about this.  They make several

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Announcing: Brazos Portal 1.3

Our Brazos Portal team has been busy building the best UI endpoint for BPM, and we’re ready with a new release – 1.3.  With Brazos Portal, you are experiencing the BPM portal user interface of the future, today.  Vendors talk

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Announcing: Brazos UI Public Release 3.11

The release of Brazos UI 3.11 is timely this week – it coincides with two events with customers across two continents this week.  In both of these events, Brazos UI plays prominently.  Before we get to the details, I want

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BP3 is Coming to You

This is a big week for BP3.  We are simultaneously at the Websphere Technical University event in Dusseldorf, as well as at a BPMCAMP Comes to You event in Dallas. Earlier today, our very own Joáo Benedito and David Brakoniecki

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Don’t Do it… Yet.

Early in my career I had the pleasure of working on a consulting job in Atlanta, Georgia.  One of my friends on the project had previously worked with Neal Ford.  Neal has written or contributed to several books about programming.  I gained many

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Apple Experience

The announcement of Apple Pay reflects Apple’s investment in Customer Experience: This is a long-term investment by Apple, and possibly one of the most important since it first built the iTunes Store. Apple is putting its muscle behind improving the

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Austin: Top 5 High-Tech Market

ABJ reports that the Jones Lang LaSalle High-technology Office Outlook lists Austin in the top 5 for high-tech markets. The report U.S. metropolitan areas based on high-tech growth, high-tech wage growth, high-tech services concentration, share of U.S. venture capital funding,

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The Importance of BPM Education

We receive considerable inquiries about BPM training: “When and how do I train my internal team?”, “Who are the right people?”, “Do we continue with training after our first project?”.  My overwhelming answer is that training underpins your organizational capability,

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Austin-London Connection: New Nerd Bird?

The Austin Business Journal has a great article about the increasing business ties between Austin and Britain – but specifically London – thanks to the new direct flight service on British Airways.  Having just made this trip, I can attest

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Launching Education Services on the BP3 Website

Today I’d like to call attention to our new Education Services offerings.  We’ve had significant demand over the last year for more training services. In particular, customers have come to us for training on IBM BPM coach views and on

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Austin Fast 50

We are happy to report that we have appeared for the fourth time in the Austin Fast 50 list this year – #23 on the list.  The competition was, as always, steep.  Once again the list is full of a

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What’s New: Federation in Brazos Portal 1.2.0 [Video]

 The Brazos Portal 1.2.0 release also includes Federation.  This is kind of a big deal for BPM.  The following video demonstrates what this looks like when Brazos Portal federates an IBM BPM 8.0.x instance and an IBM BPM 8.5.x instance

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Mapping Web-UI to BPM

[Another guest post from Gary Samuelson, part of a series on Web UI and BPM UI.  This is a topic that BP3 has been confronting as it evolves over the last few years – giving us, perhaps, a unique insight

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What’s new: Brazos Portal 1.2.0 [Video]

 We recently released Brazos Portal 1.2.0 to the world, along with some important features.  Today’s post features a video that shows off a couple of the important features included in this release: the Guided Tour pop-up, and the ability to

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Defining BPM with a Poster

Keith Swenson of Fujitsu has published a poster based on the collaborative definition and clarification of BPM that he led in previous months.  That discussion ranged from LinkedIn groups to his blog and to others’ blogs, and much to my

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Brazos Portal 1.2.2 Release: Federated BPM and Activiti Support

Last week, our team released Brazos Portal 1.2.2, the best responsive UI for BPM. This is the kind of innovation that BP3 is uniquely qualified to bring to the BPM market. This version includes milestone features, as promised: Support for

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5 Areas BPM Projects Fail

I’ve spent over half of my career in BPM, and encountered quite a few projects in that tenure.  While some might call me ‘knowledgeable’, I genuinely enjoy BPM because its diversity enables lifelong learning and consistently presents new challenges.  Problem

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Recruiting, One Hug at a Time

We had a really good recruiting visit to Rose-Holman yesterday. Just about every company has a booth, the matching shirts, the toys or t-shirt giveaways.  Many of them have good pitches and offer letters. And some companies will attempt to

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ABJ: Austin’s BP3 Acquires Overseas Consulting Firm

Hopefully you’ve seen our Press Release, and read Lance’s post on the subject. Now the Austin Business Journal has weighed in: Consulting firm BP3 Global Inc. has acquired London-based Modexe Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The Austin-based business disclosed Tuesday

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Impressions from Alfresco Summit

Last week BP3 attended Alfresco Summit for the first time. We already have Greg Harley’s impressions of the summit, but I wanted to share my thoughts as a BPM practitioner surrounded by an ECM conference. On the heels of an

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Excited to Announce… BP3 Goes Global

BP3 is very excited to announce the acquisition of interests of Modexe, a London based BPM consultancy. BP3 has followed the growth and progression of Modexe for many years. Modexe, much like BP3, has targeted great employees and is known

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For Release: BP3 Global Announces the Acquisition of Modexe Ltd Interests

We’re excited to welcome the Modexe team to the family – a great delivery team and a great culture fit. Here is the official press release for our acquisition of the interests of Modexe Ltd: BP3 Global Announces Acquisition of Modexe

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Activiti Takes Center Stage at Alfresco Summit 2014

If anyone had any question about Alfresco’s commitment to Activiti BPM, their concerns should have been well and truly quelled Wednesday when Thomas DeMeo, Alfresco’s VP of Product Management introduced Activiti Enterprise during the opening morning keynote as… “the smart BPM

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Prepped for Alfresco Summit

We’re at Alfresco Summit this week to promote Brazos Portal for Activiti.  Really interested to see how a fundamentally content-management focused conference and set of attendees will accept or embrace a BPM tool (Activiti) and partner (BP3). Today we met

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Congratulations to Conjur

My old friend and former office-mate, Kevin Gilpin, is in the news. Better yet, he and his company are in GigaOm.  There’s a lot to like about this story. Kevin (CTO) and wife, Elizabeth Lawler (CEO), co-founded Conjur and I

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Amazon’s Moat

Quartz included a great article a few weeks ago on Amazon Prime – the retail world’s most unbreachable “moat”.  In general, reading about Amazon’s business strategy is an interesting proposition.  And even if we can’t all run a retail juggernaut

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Trends in Employment

Really interesting read on Inc.com, entitled “Unmotivated Employees Won’t Like Where the Work World is Headed“. Five trends in this one, each one is interesting to think about. Crowdsourcing.  The article correctly points out that more and more work is

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As Hugh Forrest says, Austin is Putting the BOOM in Boom Town.

  So, this won’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but Austin looks like a boom town lately.  I like the way Hugh Forrest (of SXSW Interactive) put it: Putting the BOOM in boom town: “Since 2010, Austin’s business

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For Release: BP3 Releases Brazos Portal for Activiti BPM

Our Open Source Software BPM division, under the leadership of Greg Harley, is doing great work.  Open Source BPM has never had an interface like this.  Until a few months ago, even commercial BPM packages didn’t have user interfaces like

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The Sophomore Effect and BPM

I’ve been looking at and discussing our collective knowledge of BPM projects among the good folks at BP3, ever since BPMCAMP. And we noticed a theme among our customers who are most successful with their BPM efforts.  The most successful

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Apple’s Tim Cook

If you have any doubt about Tim Cook’s mastery of the subject of Apple, watch this interview: This is just part 1 of a two-part interview.  It is clear that Tim Cook and his team play the long game.  This

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Apple and IBM and the Monday Note

Gassée’s Monday Note has one of the best write-ups of the Apple+IBM partnership. He points out the problems, the clash of cultures, even the very different financial pictures. For example, we think of IBM as a huge company and Apple

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Proud of Our 2014 Interns

Our 2014 Internship program really stepped it up a level this year.  This is the fourth year BP3 has had an intern program, and every year it just gets better.  If you’re an Austin firm and wondering how you can

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Steve Blank on Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

I saw this post more than a month ago but it took me a while to come back to it and read it.  Steve Blank has written the definitive works on Customer Development already, and with all the discussion of

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A new IBM BPM User Group…. in Denmark!

A new BPM user group is forming and meeting tomorrow (Thursday).  Folks from Carlsberg have helped organize the first IBM BPM user group meeting in Denmark tomorrow!  We’ve been collaborating with Carlsberg on Brazos UI for months now, so it

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Congrats to Alfresco on their Fundraising

Not too long ago our partner, Alfresco (makers of Activiti BPM) announced a big fundraising round.  From the Register: Alfresco doesn’t reveal numbers, but claims 30 per cent annual growth, with strength in government, high-tech, and healthcare.Money is also going

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iOS First? Still?

I read with great interest, Semil Shah’s post on mobile development, “iOS First. Android Much, Much Later“.  To be clear, at BP3, we’ve already pivoted to focus on HTML5 apps for mobile devices rather than native apps.  But we’re keeping

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If you want a Primer on iPhone Pricing…

There are lots of articles you can read that offer sneak peaks into the iPhone “6” and other new devices from Apple that are allegedly going to be announced next week.  But personally I’m drawn more to the speculation on

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Session Notes from BPMCamp: BPM Insights into Continuous Improvement

We started off BPMCAMP right with a presentation from one of our customers – Sean Perry of CUNA Mutual, who gave our team and our customers an overview of his insights into BPM and Continuous Improvement. I noticed at IBM

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7 years of Gratitude, and Fortunes that Come in Threes

Seven years ago, I joined Lance to help start BP3.  I’ve shared this story before, but recently retold the story and thought I’d share again here. I had a good conversation over dinner at First Chinese BBQ in Austin, with

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Announcing Brazos UI, Public Release 3.6

[Editor’s Note: this release represents the culmination of so much customer feedback and field testing, it is hard to express in a blog post.  A significant improvement over the previous public release, really proud of the work our team has

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BP3: Finalist in Customer Service at the GABA Awards

Last night we attended the Greater Austin Business Awards dinner, as a finalist in the Customer Service category.  While we didn’t take home the hardware, we’re very proud of our team that put us in as a finalist among 400

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Is there any value in directly executing BPMN?

It’s been a while since we were graced with a blog post from John Reynolds, but as always, his latest post was both thoughtful and thought provoking. In his post, John maintains that: “Directly executing BPMN makes no more nor

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Promoting Code is a Habit

When talking to people about startup companies, there are several phrases that I’ve heard echoed by several successful people.  “Making a profit is a habit.”  “Shipping product is a habit.”  Likewise, for successful BPM engagements I believe “Promoting Code is

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Brazos Portal Version 1.1.0 Available

Once again our BP Labs team is cranking out regular releases of the best user interface for BPM: Brazos. Brazos Portal v1.1.0 is now available for download. The current version of the BP3 Brazos Portal can be found here: Brazos Portal

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BP3 in the Austin Fast 50 for Fourth Straight Year

We just concluded our annual meeting last week, and then this week notifications went out from the Austin Business Journal for the Fast 50 awards.  For the fourth straight year, BP3 is in the Austin Fast 50, based on our

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