Archives for June 2004

ISPI and Human Performance Improvement

ISPI and Human Performance Improvement This BPTrends Advisor focuses on the ISPI and Human Performance Improvement. HPI is a much under appreciated aspect of business process change and in this Advisor we consider the many ways in which the International Society for Performance Improvement has contributed to our understanding of HPI.

An Overview of The OMG’s Model Driven Architecture

An Overview of The OMG’s Model Driven Architecture In this June Spotlight, Richard Soley, CEO of the OMG, presents a short essay on the role of MDA in modeling and software development, followed by Paul Harmon’s brief descriptions and links to the many related columns, articles and papers previously published on BPTrends.

The Importance of Six Sigma

The Importance of Six Sigma In May, Michael Flaherty, of Reuters, wrote an article criticizing Six Sigma. Like many popular articles of its kind, it contained some fair criticisms, but then went on to draw a number of inappropriate conclusions. In this Advisor we provide a more accurate assessment of Six Sigma and the current […]

Beyond Process Maturity to Process Competence

Beyond Process Maturity to Process Competence Andrew Spanyi considers some efforts to create a process maturity model and goes on to suggest that, in many cases, the major obstacle to organizational change is the silo- focused thinking of senior executives.

Is Your Enterprise Architecture All It Can Be?

Is Your Enterprise Architecture All It Can Be? Perryn Ashmore Perryn Ashmore, Joel Henson, Jeff Chancellor, and Mark Nelson provide a wide-ranging overview of what’s involved in creating an Enterprise Architecture and discuss some of the lessons they have learned as they have helped clients create effective Enterprise Architectures.

Process Innovations: Modelling in Moderation

Process Innovations: Modelling in Moderation Tom Davenport provides a brief history of enterprise modeling efforts and urges readers not to repeat the mistakes of the past, and to “model in moderation.”

The Third Wave: Green Forms and the Genesis of Reengineering

The Third Wave: Green Forms and the Genesis of Reengineering This month, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar provide a brief history of process change within a company, then use that history to suggest some insights into what’s likely to come next.

Behavior Matters: A Systems Approach to Leadership

Behavior Matters: A Systems Approach to Leadership Steve Schoonover Steve Schoonover reviews some research on leadership and shows how a systems approach can help clarify what’s involved in this sometimes elusive concept.

Managing BPM: BPM and Nonlinear Thinkers

Managing BPM: BPM and Nonlinear Thinkers Too often, faced with a process problem, analysts immediately seek to describe a sequence. Joe Francis suggests that it is often more productive to circle around the problem a bit before trying to define the process.

MDA Journal: Agile MDA

MDA Journal: Agile MDA This month, David Frankel turns the pulpit over to Stephen Mellor, a leading object methodologists, widely recognized for his work with real-time applications. Mellor considers what will be required to create an MDA modeling system that can generate code.

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