Archives for December 2004

Business Process Trends in 2005

Business Process Trends in 2005 We observed a number of interesting trends emerging in the world of Business Process and Business Performance Management in 2004. In this BPTrends Advisor we discuss some of the most significant trends of the past year and predict some of the major developments we expect in 2005.

What BPTrends Readers Are Concerned With

What BPTrends Readers Are Concerned With We are preparing to publish a major BPM survey in early 2005, but decided to give everyone a first look at what our members and readers are telling us they are doing, thinking about and concerned with.

MDA Journal: The DRM, the Semantic Web, and MDA<

MDA Journal: The DRM, the Semantic Web, and MDA This month, David Frankel discusses the US Federal Government’s Data Reference Model (DRM), a key element in the government’s current Enterprise Architecture effort, and considers how it relates to both the Semantic Web and MDA.

BPTrends College BP Essay Contest and Application

BPTrends College BP Essay Contest and Application In the spring of this year we announced a contest for the Best College Essay on a Business Process Topic. Any undergraduate or graduate student who wants to submit a paper for consideration should complete this application and submit the application and an electronic copy of the paper […]

The Talent Search in Business Performance Management

The Talent Search in Business Performance Management Cleve Rowley Cleve Rowley is the Senior Partner of the executive search firm, Matteson Partners. In this interesting article, he considers the current market for BPM professionals and suggests what organizations might want to consider as they approach a BPM talent search.

The Convergence of Six Sigma and Process Management

The Convergence of Six Sigma and Process Management Don Redinius Don L. Redinius is the President and COO of Savvi International, a well-known Six Sigma training and consulting organization. In this seminal paper, he describes how he expects the two approaches to business process change to converge.

Process Innovations: Process vs. Culture: Which Sweeping Generalization is Correct?

Process Innovations: Process vs. Culture: Which Sweeping Generalization is Correct? Tom Davenport reports on hearing two executives propose alternate views of what’s really important. One says its culture. The other says a new process can change a culture. Tom provides us with his view on this important dichotomy.

Managing BPM: He’s Making a List, Checking It Twice

Managing BPM: He’s Making a List, Checking It Twice For the holidays, Joe Francis discusses the checklist he uses at HP to assure that BPM programs are successful. There’s no one most important thing, he explains, but, instead five different things that must all be checked off before you launch your BPM project.

Book Review: Measure Up! by Richard Lynch and Kevin Cross

Book Review: Measure Up! by Richard Lynch and Kevin Cross This month, Tom Bellinson reviews Measure Up!, one of the classic business process books that still provides important guidance.

BPM and Standardization

BPM and Standardization Antoine Lonjon BPM standardization has been a hot issue throughout the course of 2004. In this White Paper, Antoine Lonjon, the Chief Architect of Mega International, who has played a major role in many standards efforts, reviews where the various BPM standards are today.

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