Archives for October 2003

Business Process Change Today

Business Process Change Today The second October Advisor presents a brief overview of the range of business process change options available to managers, and discusses those which are most likely to play a major role in business process change in the next 2-3 years.

Hyping BPM

Hyping BPM The first October Advisor discusses the delicate balance between promoting new and valuable technologies, and misleading managers about what new business process technologies can deliver.

What Really Matters!

What Really Matters! Andrew Spanyi, a BP consultant and the author of a new book, Business Process Manageemnt is a Team Sport, suggests eight principles for enterprise business process management.

Using Lean, Six Sigma, and SCOR To Improve Competitiveness

Using Lean, Six Sigma, and SCOR To Improve Competitiveness Dan Swartwood Dan Swartwood, a senior consultant for PRAGMATEK, describes how Lean, Six Sigma, and SCOR are evolving toward an integrated framework for tackling supply chain redesign.

MDA Journal: MDA and the Object Technology Barrier

MDA Journal: MDA and the Object Technology Barrier In his October Column, David Frankel discusses why some software architects view MDA as object-oriented. David suggests that, in fact, MDA has the flexibility to address these concerns.

Tech Brief: General Motors’ Process Information Officers

Tech Brief: General Motors’ Process Information Officers Celia Wolf provides a brief description of how General Motors has organized its IT group to create a strong role for process managers.

Case Study: Defining a Private Business Process in a Knowledge Base

Case Study: Defining a Private Business Process in a Knowledge Base Dieter Jenz In the past few month, Dieter Jenz has written two white papers on the nature and uses of business process ontologies. This month, Jenz provides a detailed case study that shows how ontologies can actually be developed and used.

NOAA Maps the Future of Sensors that Gather Data

NOAA Maps the Future of Sensors that Gather Data Julie Squires In this case study, Julie Squires and Don Walker describe how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US Government has developed a new Systems Architecture and integrated it with an Enterprise Architecture to manage its worldwide sensor grid.

Sarbanes-Oxley Express

Sarbanes-Oxley Express This white paper, prepared by Proforma, provides an overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley challenge, and describes a ProVision-based approach that is working for some Proforma clients.

Response to CMMI Review

Response to CMMI Review The authors of CMMI respond to our September review of their book with some comments.

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