Archives for September 2005

BPM, BPR, Six Sigma and BPMS

BPM, BPR, Six Sigma and BPMS The Business Process Management market includes a number of segments. In this Advisor we estimate the relative size of the Business Process Redesign (BPR), and Six Sigma market segments and compare them to the BPM Software (BPMS) market segment.

The VCG and the SCC

The VCG and the SCC We have been continuing advocates of business process frameworks as an approach that speeds the development of enterprise architectures and performance measures. At the moment two groups, the Value-Chain Group (VCG) and the Supply Chain Council (SCC), are each working on general business frameworks. Each has merits and you might […]

Systems Thinking: The “Core” Core Competency for BPM

Systems Thinking: The “Core” Core Competency for BPM In this short but insightful article, Peter Fingar reminds us all of the importance of systems thinking to business process change. Ultimately processes are simply one element in the overall system that we call a company.

A Marriage Made in Heaven: Combining Six Sigma with Process Management to Reach Unprecedented Levels of Business Performance

A Marriage Made in Heaven: Combining Six Sigma with Process Management to Reach Unprecedented Levels of Business Performance There is a growing movement among leading companies to combine their various business process change efforts. In this article, Mike Forster, the CEO of CommerceQuest, describes how recent efforts to combine Six Sigma and BPM technologies have […]

Business Rules: What Kinds of Business Rules Are There?

Business Rules: What Kinds of Business Rules Are There? This month Stan Hendrix discusses possible answers to a question about the nature of business rules, drawing heavily on the recent work that rules experts have done to prepare a proposal for the OMG’s Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR) metamodel.

Performance Improvement: Data That Drives Process Performance Design and Improvement

Performance Improvement: Data That Drives Process Performance Design and Improvement Guy Wallace is doing for HPT what Dave Frankel has done for MDA. He is writing long columns that lay out the core issues. This month he continues to elaborates on a general model of a Human Asset Management System and its associated Environmental Asset […]

BPM in Europe: One Customer’s Experience

BPM in Europe: One Customer’s Experience During the summer our European correspondent, Frits Bussemaker, moved from one house to another. In this month’s column he reflects on the experience. The bottom line – in Europe, as in the US – some companies have good processes and provide excellent customer service and others don’t do as […]

Managing BPM: The MOBO Process Path

Managing BPM: The MOBO Process Path This month Joe Francis considers how companies continue to reorganize their functions and suggests that the management of processes gives leading organizations the ability to continue to prosper even as organizations change functional reporting relationships.

BPMJ Vol 11, No 3, 2005

BPMJ Vol 11, No 3, 2005 The Business Process Management Journal is the leading international publication reporting on business process research. We reproduce the table of contents of Volume 11, Number 3, 2005, so readers can check on the latest research being published.

The Six Sigma Market

The Six Sigma Market In this short piece, Celia Wolf and Paul Harmon offer an overview of the technologies being used by practitioners in the current Lean Six Sigma market, and then do some calculations and conclude that today’s Six Sigma consultancies are earning around $200 million a year, and growing steadily.

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