Archives for June 2003

The XML Business Process Language Standards Wars

The XML Business Process Language Standards WarsThis June Advisor discusses the development of XML Business Process Languages and provides an update on the ongoing efforts of vendors and Internet standards groups to formalize XML standards for business process representation.

E-Business and Business Process Change

E-Business and Business Process ChangeThis June Advisor discusses the impact of the Internet and e-business on the way business is conducted today – from managing the supply chain to the buying and selling of goods and services. Today’s successful business process managers will be Internet savvy and will be prepared to incorporate the new Internet […]

Postcard from Europe: The Future of BPM

Postcard from Europe: The Future of BPM Mark McGregor In this month’s Column, Mark McGregor reflects on some of the presentations at the May Global Business Process Forum in London and concludes with a cautious note of optimism.

Book Review: Strategic Planning for Success

Book Review: Strategic Planning for Success Paul Harmon reviews a new book that discusses how strategies can be linked to improvements in human performance. This is a great book for middle level managers who are trying to figure out how to align their business units with the organization’s goals.

Book Review: Business Process Management: Profiting from Process

Book Review: Business Process Management: Profiting from Process Roger Burlton has been conducting workshops on business process change for several years. He is also the CEO of Adaptive, a leading software vendor and consultancy. Paul Harmon reviews the popular book in which Burlton has summed up his approach to business process change.

BPM and MDA: The Rise of Model-Driven Enterprise Systems

BPM and MDA: The Rise of Model-Driven Enterprise Systems David Frankel is a member of the OMG’s Architecture Board and one of the leading gurus behind the OMG’s new Model Driven Architecture initiative. In this thoughtful paper, he considers how MDA and Business Process Management (i.e. XML business process languages) will need to be integrated […]

Technical Brief: Conducting a Business Process Audit

Technical Brief: Conducting a Business Process Audit Celia Wolf provides a brief description of the Business Process Performance Audit, a tool that can help organizations understand where they stand today and to chart a course for significant improvements in the future.

A Six Sigma Project at Read-Rite, Philippines

A Six Sigma Project at Read-Rite, Philippines Joel Amil Joel Amil briefly describes how the Elite Sigma team at Read-Rite Philippines improved a manufacturing process by 29% in two months. The brief description of the project is in the form of a storyboard presentation that the team used to explain its project and the results […]

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