Letter from the Managing Editor:

July 2017

Dear BPTrends Member:

This month, Paul Harmon gives us a glimpse of what BPM practitioners can look forward to in the coming years, and Alan Ramias recounts his first assignment as an “internal improvement consultant in the 1980”s. As always, we hope you find all of the content of interest and useful to you in your BPM practice. Please let us know.

Please plan to attend Paul Harmon’s webinar titled The World of Business Transformation, on Tuesday, July 25 at 11AM EDT.

I also want to call your attention to two IRMUK Conferences to be held from October 16-19 in London: Business Process Management Conference Europe 2017 and Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2017

Carolyn Potts
Managing Editor
www.bptrends.com

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New Features

July 2017


Videos

Brainstorming Across Multiple Locations

Gina Abudi discusses techniques for successfully brainstorming across multiple locations.


Polls

What percent of your organization’s business processes are well-documented, modeled, and routinely measured…

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Harmon’s Blog: Eye On BPM

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, is a technology that lets users capture routine sequences of steps and then automate them.  Used where appropriate, this bit of technology can capture and automate routine transfers of information from one application to another. In effect its "duct tape" than can be used to link to software applications together while saving human's from constantly repeating a


Columns

Harmon on BPM: Toward an Agile BPM Methodology

Paul Harmon

Paul predicts that every company is going to be engaged in constant redesign and transformation within the next few years. He suggests that business change practitioners need an agile methodology to accommodate the ongoing need for change. Let us know your thoughts on Paul’s predictions.

Process Improvement: Sole Survivor: Finding that First Opportunity

Alan Ramias recounts his first experiences as an internal improvement consultant at Motorola in the early 1980’s—a time when the notions of BPM and improving business processes were unknown. From that experience and those in the intervening years, Alan has gleaned several lessons which he shares in this Column.

Class Notes: Power of Text-mining in BPM

Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues, Oliver Mueller, and Stefan Debortoli, at the University of Lichtenstein, provide a detailed account of their investigation of
text-mining’s potential to foster BPM capabilities. Read their Column for Their conclusions.

Practical Process: Lost-baggage processes

Practical Process Column

Roger Tregear asks, “Is your organization investing in lost-baggage processes?” His observation is that organizations often invest a lot of time and money in improving the wrong processes. Instead of fixing the resulting lost-baggage processes, Roger urges us to fix the processes that cause the baggage to be lost in the first place.


Articles

Business Process Management in the Digital Age

In this Article, the authors present their BPM capability framework in the digital age. The framework includes 30 capabilities structured along core elements of BPM i.e., strategic alignment, governance, methods, IT, people, and culture.

Technology Business Management’s Role in BPM

Achieving a high level of financial transparency in IT spending is no longer simply a matter of basic accounting. It requires a more defined process. In this Article, Alex Paul Manders of Information Services Group (ISG) discusses Technology Business Management (TBM), which is a strategic framework to drive innovation with cost transparency at its foundation.


Calendar of Events

Conferences

IRMUK, October 16-19, London, England, October 16-19, 2017. This popular BPM Conference is co-located with the Enterprise Architecture Conference.

Building Business Capability, Loew’s Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Florida November 6-10, 2017.

Education and Training

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