Letter from the Managing Editor:

July 2015

Dear BPTrends Member:

This month we are pleased to welcome Peter Matthijssen to the BPTrends roster of authors. Peter will provide a quarterly Column on a subject many readers have requested that we cover—BPM and Lean. As Managing Consultant at Bizzdesign and a Lean Six Sigma black belt and BPM expert, he is highly qualified to take on this task. We hope you will provide Peter with comments and questions on his Columns and suggest topics you would like him to address in the future.

Don’t for get to register for the Building Business Capability Conference to be held  November 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Carolyn Potts
Managing Editor


New Features

July 7, 2015


Videos

Addressing the Challenge of Remote BPI Project Teams

The video this month features Gina Abudi, President of Abudi Consulting, offering advice based on considerable experience in addressing the challenge of remote BPI project teams.


Polls

July

Let’s assume for the purposes of this poll that a digital process embeds a computer and uses information developed in the course of executing the process to control some aspect of the ongoing process. Thus, a retail process that located specific jeans based on a chip embedded in the jeans is a digital process. Similarly, an auto that used a computer to capture information about how the car is being driven and provides mechanics with diagnostic information is part of a digital process.

Are Your Processes Digital?

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Harmon’s Blog: Eye On BPM

BPM 2015

There are several BPM conferences that take place in the course of a year.  The best conference for those who want to discuss the academic and technical aspects of BPM is the international BPM conference sponsored by a committee of university BPM professors that meets in August-September of each year.  The 13th international BPM conference will take place this year in Innsbruck, Austria, amid the


Columns

Harmon on BPM: On Cognitive Process Analysis

Harmon on BPM Column

Paul Harmon asserts that Business Process Analysis is increasingly going to involve dealing with processes that include a variety of components that will require development and integration in the process design. He calls on process practitioners to begin to learn more about cognitive development and provides sources for information on the topic.

Practical Process: The Primacy of Process

Practical Process Column

Roger Tregear believes that the primary focus of every organization should be the understanding, management and control of business processes which create, accumulate, and deliver customer value. Organizations must reimagine their operations as value creations and delivery flow. Roger offers three practical steps to get started on creating a sustainable process-based management and process improvement program.

BPM and Lean: Improving Agility – Step Back to move Forward

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In his inaugural Column, Peter Matthijssen addresses the challenge of serving the customer in “real time.” To do so optimally, it is critical that the organization be “agile.”
His considerable experience in helping companies build a strategic capability for agility suggests that agility is something that requires support–but how much and what kind? Read what Peter has to say for the answer to the question.

Business Rule Solutions: Six Business Problems the Business Rule Approach Addresses

Business Rules Column

Ron Ross is frequently asked to summarize what business problems the business rule approach was created to address. In this Column, he defines six commonly experienced business problems, the solutions to which involve the application of a business rule approach.


Articles

Transforming Corporate Strategies into Action – Part 2

Jeremy Ross, Trang Jerkic, Tony Penfold, and Hanadi Alwthinani, continue their presentation of the results of their research project to understand how the strategic frameworks suggested in BPM literature apply in real world organizations. In Part 1, they discussed their methodology and their primary conclusion: a strategic management framework using BPM is key to achieving business goals. In Part 2, they present a generic framework that can be adopted for the effective implementation of a process centric approach.


Calendar of Events

BPTA BPM Conferences

Forum Praktyków BPM Conference October 12-13, 2015, Warsaw, Poland. This annual conference is produced by Process Renewal Group Polska under the auspices of Polish Ministry of Economy. It is a platform for BPM practitioners from public and private sector to exchange the experience of building the process maturity in their organizations.

Building Business Capability Conference November 2-6, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada. This popular annual North American Conference is co-produced by BPTrends, Business Rules Solutions and the IIBA, bringing together a broad range of professionals who collaborate to provide integrated solutions for enterprise performance improvement.

BPTrends Associates Education and Training

  • BPTA BPM Professional Certificate Program
  • BPTA BPM Business Architecture Certificate
    • BPM Plus, Quebec City, Canada, September 22-25, 2015 (in French)

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