Archives for January 2005

BPEL and BPM

BPEL and BPM There’s a lot of confusion about the role that BPEL and similar standards will play in the emerging BPM market. In this BPTrends Advisor, we try to clarify things a bit.

Centralizing Control in the Decentralized Company

Centralizing Control in the Decentralized Company Companies are becoming more decentralized, both as a result of opening offices and plants throughout the world, and as a result of outsourcing many of their operations. To help manage this, a corporate business process architecture is a must.

eTOM and ITIL

eTOM and ITIL Jenny Huang Jenny Huang, an OSS Architect and Standards Strategist at AT&T Labs, describes how AT&T is using the best of the TeleManagment Forum’s eTOM and NGOSS standards and combining that framework with the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), a British IT service delivery and support standard that is rapidly becoming a de […]

Understanding BPM Servers

Understanding BPM Servers David Chappell David Chappell wrote this piece to explain BPM to folks in the Microsoft world. The article primarily focuses on BizTalk Server and how it can be used to support BPM. We think it is one of the best introductions to Microsoft’s BizTalk Server environment that we’ve seen.

Applying Six Sigma to Business Process Excellence

Applying Six Sigma to Business Process Excellence Mike Costa In this Article, Mike Costa, the Corporate Director of the Six Sigma Work Process Expertise Center at Dow Chemical, explains how Dow uses the concept of Most Effective Technology (MET) to drive process improvement value to the bottom line.

BPM in Europe: The BPM-Forum Netherlands

BPM in Europe: The BPM-Forum Netherlands This month Frits Bussemaker, the founder and chairman of the BPM-Forum in the Netherlands, begins a new Column in which he will report on BPM developments in Europe. He begins by describing how the BPM-Forum has grown into a popular place for Dutch BPM practitioners to meet and exchange […]

MDA Journal: Six Sigma and MDA

MDA Journal: Six Sigma and MDA This month, David Frankel turns his podium over to Mike Guttman who considers how Six Sigma and the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture can support each other. Mike argues that MDA is ideally positioned to support Six Sigma’s exacting quality requirements when automation is required.

Book Review: Business Process Management by Rashid Khan

Book Review: Business Process Management by Rashid Khan This month, Paul Harmon reviews a new book by Rashid N. Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Ultimus. This is a very good introductory book for those interested in understanding BPM systems.

Ultimus + BizTalk Server 2004

Ultimus + BizTalk Server 2004 This White Paper by Ultimus explains how Ultimus integrates its popular BPM Suite with Microsoft’s BizTalk Server 2004. This provides a nice, practical look at how BizTalk Server can be used to support a BPM Suite.

Enhancing BPM with Simulation Optimization

Enhancing BPM with Simulation Optimization Jay April Jay April, Marco Better and James P. Kelly of OptTek provide a detailed discussion of how Optimization can be used to significantly increase the power of simulation. These techniques provide business process analysts with powerful tools that can be used to determine the effectiveness of a redesigned process.

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