Archives for July 2003

Model Driven Architecture in Practice

Model Driven Architecture in Practice This July Advisor reports on the OMG’s June MDA workshop where experts gathered to consider how MDA is being used today. We discuss the advantages current MDA efforts have achieved to date and consider the problems still to be overcome.

Six Sigma, SCOR and Human Performance Improvement

Six Sigma, SCOR and Human Performance ImprovementThis July Advisor discusses the differences and the synergies among three important methodologies currently being deployed in the implementation of business process change initiatives in organizations today.

Postcard from Europe: Converging on Business Process

Postcard from Europe: Converging on Business Process Mark McGregor In this month’s column, Mark McGregor discusses how the pace of business is picking up in Europe and how most companies are investing in business process-related projects.

Postcard from Europe: ERP and BP Modeling: Strange Bedfellows No More

Postcard from Europe: ERP and BP Modeling: Strange Bedfellows No More Mark MCGregor In this month’s column, Mark McGregor discusses how the ERP automated solution packages and the BP modeling and analysis tools, previously locked in an either/or battle, are now cohabiting nicely in a major BP initiative.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Rules

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Rules Alain Gougeon Alain Gougeon is an experienced systems analyst who has spent most of the last 12 years helping South American governments develop financial systems. He has an active interest in business rules and wrote this article to provide those who are new to the subject […]

Book Review: Supply Chain Excellence

Book Review: Supply Chain Excellence Peter Bolstorff This is the first book to provide a detailed description of the Supply Chain Council’s SCOR framework. It walks supply chain managers through all the steps involved in analyzing and designing an improved supply chain.

SCOR 6.0

SCOR 6.0 Celia Wolf provides a brief description of how the latest release of the Supply Chain Council’s SCOR model, SCOR 6.0, has been extended to support a retail delivery process.

Performance Modeling & Human Asset Enabler Analysis

Performance Modeling & Human Asset Enabler Analysis Guy Wallace, a consultant and the current president of ISPI, has spent his career helping companies improve employee performance. In this paper, he describes an approach to identifying problems with processes and determining the human assets needed to solve the problems.

BPM and MDA: Competitors, Alternatives or Complementary

BPM and MDA: Competitors, Alternatives or Complementary Howard Smith, CTO of CSC Europe, co-chair of BPMI.org, and co-author, with Peter Finger, of Business Process Management: The Third Wave, has written a thoughtful response to Dave Frankel’s white paper, BPM and MDA: The Rise of Model-Driven Enterprise Systems, posted to BPTrends in June. Anyone interested in […]

Book Review: Workflow Handbook 2003

Book Review: Workflow Handbook 2003 Layna Fischer The Workflow Management Coalition has just published the 10th anniversary issue of the annual handbook on Workflow. We review the articles in this important book and consider what it ways about the current state of the Workflow market.

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