Archives for December 2005

Core, Management, and Enabling Processes

Core, Management, and Enabling Processes The distinction between core and support processes has been around for at least two decades. Some of the newer approaches divide support into management and enabling. However it’s done, it’s important to be sure that process modeling addresses both the core and the support processes.

Organizing to Learn More About BPM

Organizing to Learn More About BPM For the last couple of years, as business process has received more attention, groups of practitioners have been working to arrange local meetings for those interested in discussing BPM face-to-face. In the US, the primary group has been the ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals). In Europe, the […]

BPTrends 2005 College Essay Contest

BPTrends 2005 College Essay Contest In the Spring f this year we announced our Second Annual BPTrends 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 submit the application and the paper in electronic format no later than March […]

Going to Sea in a Sieve

Going to Sea in a Sieve Keith Harrison-Broninski writes to offer an alternative to Paul Harmon’s November 15th BPTrends Advisor, Standardizing Business Process Notation.(

And Your Future BPMS is? Microsoft Office

And Your Future BPMS is? Microsoft Office Howard Smith reflects on the recent announcements by Microsoft of its new Windows Workflow environment. Smith feels that Microsoft has adopted a process centric approach and is laying the foundation for a BPMS-based version of Microsoft Office.

The Coming IT Flip Flop

The Coming IT Flip Flop In this article Peter Fingar argues that a new technology is emerging, which he terms Human Interaction Management, that will help us structure the way humans interact within processes.

BPM on the Couch

BPM on the Couch Kiran Garimella In October, Kiran Garimella wrote an interesting dialog on BPM and Six Sigma. This month he returns with a dialog between Dr. Jeffrey Sterllings and the depressed Mr. Underwriting Audit.

Integrated Sales Management

Integrated Sales Management Michael Lodato In this stimulating article, Michael Lodato surveys some of the developments in CRM, concludes that the sales process will increasingly be a key differentiator, and proceeds to consider how an Integrated Sales Process Management system would function and what values is could deliver.

HPI: Wrapping Up the HAMS of Process Management-Design-Improvement

HPI: Wrapping Up the HAMS of Process Management-Design-Improvement In this column, Guy Wallace continues his discussion of a Human Asset Management Systems model and looks at some of the possible causes of performance problems.

Process Pragmatics: The Dawn of a New Era

Process Pragmatics: The Dawn of a New Era Steve Stanton suggests that “most organizations today operate in a state of frenzied irrationality.” He argues that this approach won’t work much longer and that the race will increasingly be won by organizations that figure out how to control their performance data and respond in a more […]

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