Archives for January 2006

Value Chains vs. Process Silos

Value Chains vs. Process Silos We’ve recently talked with several people about how they have organized their processes and we worry that some companies may be creating process silos while losing the broader vision of an integrated value chain.

The State of Business Process in 2006

The State of Business Process in 2006 In this Advisor, we provide a brief overview of the key developments in BPM in 2005 and suggest some of the things that are likely to happen in 2006.

A Response to Peter Fingar’s Article: The Coming IT Flip Flop

A Response to Peter Fingar’s Article: The Coming IT Flip Flop Lawrence Catchpole Lawrence Catchpole, of M1 Global Solutions, offers some comments on the article by Peter Fingar that was published on BPTrends in December. This is yet another perspective on the human-mechanical process distinction that is being discussed in many different forms.

Sieves, Mechanical Processes, and Pragmatics

Sieves, Mechanical Processes, and Pragmatics Last month Keith Harrison-Broninski offered an alternative to Paul Harmon’s November 15th BPTrends Advisor, Standardizing Business Process Notation. This month Paul replies.

Keys to BPM Success

Keys to BPM Success Derek Miers offers a step-by-step overview of how one goes about developing a BPM system. This represents one of the first efforts we know of to sketch out a methodology for BPMS.

SAP’s NetWeaver is an Enterprise Integration Platform

SAP’s NetWeaver is an Enterprise Integration Platform Jason Matthews In this article, Jason Matthews and Scott Campbell describe how NetWeaver serves to facilitate the development and execution of business process management applications.

Notations for Business People

Notations for Business People Michael Havey Michael Havey, an architect with IBM’s Global Services division who recently published Essential Business Process Modeling, offers his insights into the type of notation one needs when one works with business managers.

BPM and SOA: Where Does One End and the Other Begin?

BPM and SOA: Where Does One End and the Other Begin? This month, our new columnist, Mike Rosen, lays out an overview of the relationship between BPM and the software technologies that make up the Service Oriented Architecture. Together, Mike suggests, BPM and SOA provide the perfect platform for enterprise computing.

BPM: A Global View: Value-Based BPM Pricing

BPM: A Global View: Value-Based BPM Pricing In this column, Rashid Khan responds to a CIO who suggested that BPM could be evaluated by CPU-based pricing. This is a thoughtful overview of the issues involved in putting a price on a BPMS effort.

Managing BPM: A Word From Your Sponsor

Managing BPM: A Word From Your Sponsor When asked about the most important key to process improvement, most practitioners immediately say its having a good sponsor. This month, Joe Francis reflects on sponsors and their importance.

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