Archives for November 2003

Simulation and Business Process Change

Simulation and Business Process Change A discussion of the value of using simulation during the analysis of business processes, and as a tool for Business Activity Monitoring.

The Association of Business Process Management Professionals

The Association of Business Process Management Professionals The first November Advisor presents a brief overview of a new association for business process change professionals which you might want to become involved with.

Fundamentals of Process Management: Best Practices in Optimizing Corss-Functional Business Processes

Fundamentals of Process Management: Best Practices in Optimizing Corss-Functional Business Processes Robert Curtice In this article, Robert Curtice, the VP of Perfromance Improvement Associates, offers a broad, comprehensive look at what is involved in managing processes that cross functional boundaries.

Behavior Matters: How Can Behavioral Factors Be Used To Drive Excellence?

Behavior Matters: How Can Behavioral Factors Be Used To Drive Excellence? Steve Schoonover Steve Schoonover launches a new column this month that focuses on the role of human behavior in process change. He kicks off with a discussion of the role of behavioral metrics in driving process improvement.

MDA Journal: Bringing in MDA

MDA Journal: Bringing in MDA In this month’s column, Dave Frankel turns the podium over to Michael Guttman who discusses the development of MDA FastStart, a program that IT managers can use to introduce MDA into their organizations.

Unisys Business Blueprints

Unisys Business Blueprints In this white paper, Paul Harmon looks at how Unisys is using the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture approach to offer companies a significantly improved approach to both best-of-breed applications and BPO.

Modeling & Simulation in Business Management

Modeling & Simulation in Business Management Mike Barnett This white paper was prepared by Mike Barnett, the Director of Consulting for Gensym Corporation. It provides readers with a technical introduction to the problems of using simulation to analyze and improve business process designs.

Book Review: Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution

Book Review: Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution Paul Harmon reviews Services Blueprint, a book that provides a new and interesting overview of architecting and modeling corporate processes in the e-business era.

Technical Brief: Value Chains and Business Processes

Technical Brief: Value Chains and Business Processes Celia Wolf provides us with a technical overview of how value chains relate to business processes.

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