Archives for March 2005

Process Change Patterns

Process Change Patterns There are many ways a company can approach the redesign and improvement of a business process. This BPTrends Advisor provides a brief overview of the range of options every manager faces.

The Creation of Business Process Standards

The Creation of Business Process Standards Any large company is concerned that BP methodologies and tools generate results that can be shared across the enterprise. To facilitate consistency and communication, standards are created. In this BPTrends Advisor, we’ll consider the various business process standards efforts currently underway.

Managing BPM: Gestures and Recipes

Managing BPM: Gestures and Recipes This month, Joe Francis considers the recent evolution of process thinking, from primitive gestures where new workers do what older workers do, to recipes and languages that allow us to encode rules in frameworks.

Managing Process Change? Easy as Pi (and Petri)

Managing Process Change? Easy as Pi (and Petri) Keith Harrison-Broninski is the CTO of Role Modellers Ltd., the author of Human Interactions: The Heart and Soul of Business Process Management, and an active member of the Petri-Pi Group, an informal group of individuals who are trying to sort out the foundations of business process theory. […]

BPM: A Global View

BPM: A Global View Rashid Khan is a well known expert in business process management and workflow automation and the author of Business Process Management: A Practical Guide. In his first BPTrends Column, Rashid presents his global perspective on the development of BPM.

Performance Improvement: Leveraging the Human Variable in Process Improvement

Performance Improvement: Leveraging the Human Variable in Process Improvement This month we launch a new column by Guy Wallace. Guy is a performance improvement consultant who has written several books, including Lean-ISD and is the past president of the ISPI. This column presents an overview of the performance improvement approach he advocates.

Process Pragmatics: Searching for Synergy

Process Pragmatics: Searching for Synergy This month, Steve Stanton discusses the practical issues involved in trying to establish effective collaboration among different units or geographies that share roles in a common process.

BPM in Europe: Processes are Everywhere

BPM in Europe: Processes are Everywhere This month, Frits Bussemaker, the founder and chairman of the BPM-Forum in the Netherlands, discusses a recent meeting of the Forum and goes on to consider how rapidly the interest in processes is growing in Europe.

Business Rules: A User’s Perspective of the OMG Business Rules Proposal

Business Rules: A User’s Perspective of the OMG Business Rules Proposal Stan Hendryx The OMG met in Burlingame, CA in February and considered the developing Business Rules Metamodel. Stan Hendryx is co-chair of the task force and reflects, here, on the latest proposal for an OMG business rules standard.

MDA Journal: Eclipse and MDA

MDA Journal: Eclipse and MDA This month, David Frankel discusses the growing importance of Eclipse, the open Java development environment, provides a good brief on the Eclipse framework, and describes how Eclipse can be used with MDA.

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