Archives for March 2004

Business Process Notation

Business Process Notation This BPTrends Advisor provides an overview of the status of business process notation and predicts likely future directions and developments.

Spotlight on Business Process Analysis

Spotlight on Business Process Analysis This is the first in a series of BPTrends SPOTLIGHTS – a new feature we have added to BPTrends. Each month we will e-mail our members a new SPOTLIGHT – a short essay on the current status of a specific topic along with links to all related articles we have […]

The Evolution of Six Sigma

The Evolution of Six Sigma This BPTrends Advisor discusses Six Sigma and the increasing role it is playing in the evolving BP market.

Managing BP: Homeland Security and BPM

Managing BP: Homeland Security and BPM Joe Francis reflects on how some of the BP methodologies and approaches used in the HP/Compaq merger might be applied to re-structuring the US Department of Homeland Security.

MDA Journal: The MDA Marketing Message and the MDA Reality

MDA Journal: The MDA Marketing Message and the MDA Reality This month, David Frankel reports on some of the MDA “hype” currently being reported in the media and defines MDA and its current capabilities.

Business Process Fusion is Inevitable

Business Process Fusion is Inevitable In this article, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar respond to comments regarding their January article, Workflow is Just a Pi Process.

Business Process Integration: One Piece at a Time

Business Process Integration: One Piece at a Time Ashish Deshpande Ashish Deshpande, the Chief Technical Officer and founder of Metaserver, describes a step-by-step strategy organizations can use to move toward Business Process Integration.

Process Innovations: Attending to Processes

Process Innovations: Attending to Processes This month Tom Davenport suggests that the success or failure of an organization’s business process management efforts are largely a function of whether or not they focus their attention on it. He offers some thoughts on why business processes may not be receiving the attention required for success and urges […]

The Third Wave: The Naming of Cats

The Third Wave: The Naming of Cats This month, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar offer their perspective on BPM, BPMS and the link between business process management and technology.

Process Modeling Notations and Workflow Patterns

Process Modeling Notations and Workflow Patterns Stephen White Stephen White, the chair of the BPMI’s Business Process Management Notation (BPMN) task force and IBM WebSphere BPM Architect, presents a paper that describes each of the 21 workflow patterns that Wil van der Alst and associates have identified. He models each, first in BPMN and then […]

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