Archives for April 2004

Supply-Chain Council Update

Supply-Chain Council Update The Supply-Chain Council held their World North America 2004 Conference and Expo in late March in Chicago. This Advisor reports on SCC 2003 accomplishments and new initiatives and developments planned for 2004.

Business Rules

Business Rules This month we turn our Spotlight on Business Rules, consider some of the recent developments in this technology, and highlight some of the articles on Business Rules we have published on BPTrends.

ABPMP Chapters Becoming Active

ABPMP Chapters Becoming Active The Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Business Process Management practitioners. This BPTrends Advisor discusses the growth of the ABPMP, the establishment of new chapters and their recent and planned activities, and provides information for those interested in becoming members.

Postcard from Europe: How Business Processes Create Competitive Advantage

Postcard from Europe: How Business Processes Create Competitive Advantage Mark McGregor In this month’s column, Mark McGregor discusses how LOGiCOM, an outsourcing vendor, relies on its knowledge of business processes to stay ahead of its competitors.

Are All BPM Solutions the Same?

Are All BPM Solutions the Same? Alan Trefler Alan Trefler, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pegasystems, argues that existing vendors will have a large role to play in creating BPM systems and suggests the special role that business rules will play in these systems.

How BPM Impacts Consulting

How BPM Impacts Consulting Jim Petrassi Jim Petrassi, a Partner in Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) reflects on how the current interest in Business Process Management (BPM) will likely impact consulting in the years ahead.

The Third Wave: Do You Grok PROCESS?

The Third Wave: Do You Grok PROCESS? This month, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar speculate on what the world will be like when people intuitively understand process and when computers can process processes.

Behavior Matters: A Process Approach to Performance Management

Behavior Matters: A Process Approach to Performance Management Steve Schoonover Performance management is a key element of most significant process efforts. In spite of this, employees often claim they dislike performance management initiatives. Steve Schoonover suggests a process approach that might improve the situation.

Managing BPM: BPM and Darwin – Process Evolution

Managing BPM: BPM and Darwin – Process Evolution Joe Francis suggests that business processes are the DNA of business organizations and considers how processes evolve.

MDA Journal: Model-Driven Software Development

MDA Journal: Model-Driven Software Development This month, David Frankel turns the MDA podium over toJorn Bettin of SoftMetaWare who describes Model Driven Software Development, a methodology for using MDA for software development. In addition, Steve Cook of Microsoft provides a response to Mike Guttman’s review of his article on Microsoft’s position on MDA, published in […]

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