Archives for November 2004

Aligning Six Sigma and BPM

Aligning Six Sigma and BPM There’s been a lot of talk at BPM and Six Sigma conferences about aligning Six Sigma and BPM. We think it is an important trend and in this November Advisor we discuss the differences, commonalities and convergence of these two approaches to BP Change.

Operations Reference Frameworks

Operations Reference Frameworks This month we focus our Spotlight on Operations Reference Models or OR Frameworks. BPTrends has often referred to these as Second Generation Business Process Redesign. Recently, there has been lots of activity around the development and implementation of Frameworks and we believe that this is a critical factor in the growth of […]

BPEL Application Servers

BPEL Application Servers IBM, Oracle, BEA, Microsoft, and SAP all seem intent on creating BPEL servers. How is this going to affect the BPM market?

Managing BP: If I had a Hammer

Managing BP: If I had a Hammer Joe Francis explains how SCOR changes the way business process practitioners look at problems. It isn’t that every process becomes a Supply Chain process, but that every process can be conceptualized in terms of an OR framework and dealt with faster and more systematically.

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage Martyn Ould Martyn Ould is an established BP methodologist and a strong advocate of the “role activity” approach to process modeling. He has just published a new book, Business Process Management: A Rigorous Approach. This article is the third excerpt we’ve published from Ould’s new book.

Introducing the Chief Process and Information Officer (CPIO)

Introducing the Chief Process and Information Officer (CPIO) David Fischer David Fischer is a Managing Director at BearingPoint, and the author of a new book, Optimize Now (or else!). In this article, he describes how some companies are expanding the role of the CIO to make that individual responsible for both IT and process.

BPM – Too Much BP but Not Enough of the M

BPM – Too Much BP but Not Enough of the M Derek Miers reviews a case study and concludes that BPM isn’t putting enough emphasis on people or on management.

The Third Wave: Structuring the BPM Conversation – Part 1

The Third Wave: Structuring the BPM Conversation – Part 1 This month Howard Smith and Peter Fingar consider how BPM advocates should talk about what they hope to achieve and suggest how conversations should be structured for different audiences.

MDA Journal: Beyond MDA 1.0: eXecutable Business Processes from Concept to Code

MDA Journal: Beyond MDA 1.0: eXecutable Business Processes from Concept to Code This month, David Frankel turns his podium over to Ken Orr who offers a rejoinder to last month’s article by Clark, Evans, Sammut and Willans, and offers a vision of a real-time enterprise that realizes the goals CASE advocates failed to achieve in […]

Book Review: Business Process Management: International Conference

Book Review: Business Process Management: International Conference the two books of proceedings that document BPM 2003 and BPM 2004, an International BPM conference held by researchers and technical experts.

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