Archives for February 2005

Service Oriented Architectures and BPM

Service Oriented Architectures and BPM The whole idea behind creating a stack of SOA modeling layers, from SOAP to BPEL, was to make it possible to organize web services as business processes. In this BPTrends Advisor we’ll consider the current state of service-based BPM and think about what the future might hold.

BPM Governance

BPM Governance Companies are increasingly concerned about how to organize to manage a business process centric enterprise. It varies from one organization to another, but there’s a growing agreement regarding some of the best practices.

Managing BPM: From Supply-Chain IT to the IT Supply-Chain

Managing BPM: From Supply-Chain IT to the IT Supply-Chain Joe Francis discusses how the HP BPM team used the Supply Chain model they were familiar with to model the software lifecycle of their IT department. It’s a nice example of how the basic concepts and insights from one high-level framework can be easily reused to […]

What a BPMS Is

What a BPMS Is In this paper, Howard Smith extends the comments he makes in this month’s column and provides a more in-depth discussion of the advantages that a BPMS platform designed to support business-led process management tools might provide

Getting Started on the Path to Process-Driven Enterprise Optimization

Getting Started on the Path to Process-Driven Enterprise Optimization Dave Fisher Dave Fisher, a managing director at BearingPoint, has worked with lots of organizations to help them optimize their enterprises. In this article he discusses the keys to achieving process-driven optimization.

Process Pragmatics: Towards a Process Organization

Process Pragmatics: Towards a Process Organization This month we launch a new column by Steve Stanton, a consultant who formerly worked with Mike Hammer, with whom he authored a book and the HBR article “How Process Organizations Really Work.” Steve starts off with a BPTrends Column that considers what it really means to move towards […]

Business Rules: OMG Business Rules Proposal Nears Conclusion

Business Rules: OMG Business Rules Proposal Nears Conclusion Stan Hendryx This month, Stan Hendryx reports on how the OMG’s task force that is working on a business rules metamodel has moved into the final phase.

The Third Wave: The Next Generation

The Third Wave: The Next Generation This month, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shed light on where the next generation of computing lies. They argue it is not a BPEL Server designed for programmers, but a BPMS platform designed to support business-led process management tools.

MDA Journal: XML and MDA

MDA Journal: XML and MDA This month, David Frankel looks at the relationship between MDA and a variety of XML standards, including XMI and the XML approach taken by Microsoft.

Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising

Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising This new book by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising provides lots of very practical advice about how to introduce change in an organization.

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