Archives for February 2006

SOA and BPM

SOA and BPM While business managers talk about business processes, IT managers talk about Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). In many ways, they are simply two sides of the same coin, and both business and IT managers need a working knowledge of how the two conceptual approaches complement each other.

Process and Innovation

Process and Innovation Lots of people are talking about Innovation and lots of books are being published on the topic. It’s something most BPM practitioners will want to study and make use of in 2006.

Business Process Management and Organizational Maturity: The What, Why and How of BPMM

Business Process Management and Organizational Maturity: The What, Why and How of BPMM Read Bill Curtis and John Alden’s Column this month to learn how the Business Process Maturity Model (BPMM) can be used for planning, prioritizing, managing and optimizing a company’s business process program.

Manage Your Business Processes to Create a Competitive Advantage

Manage Your Business Processes to Create a Competitive Advantage Scott Cleveland Scott Cleveland of ingenuus discusses how BPM can help companies gain competitive advantage and focuses on what BPM Suites can contribute to that goal.

Re: Re: Standardizing BP Notation

Re: Re: Standardizing BP Notation In November, Paul Harmon wrote suggesting that BP Notation should be standardized. In December, Keith Harrison-Broninski offered his thoughts on the problem of standardization. Paul responded in January and, here, Keith concludes the exchange.

How to Demystify BPM?

How to Demystify BPM? John Jeston and Johan Nelis work at TouchPoint, a consultancy that has helped several companies undertake BPM implementations. They have just published Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementations. Here they share their insights regarding how to demystify BPM for business managers.

Why Working With Reference Models Increases Process Innovation

Why Working With Reference Models Increases Process Innovation Albrecht Ricken Albrecht Ricken and Ansgar Steinhorst have both spent the past 15 years working with global companies on ERP and Supply Chain systems. In this article they consider how a business framework like SCOR can lead to dramatic improvements.

BPMS: Some Predictions for 2006

BPMS: Some Predictions for 2006 This month, our new columnist, Ismael Ghalimi, a founder of the BPMI.org and the CEO of Intalio, makes some predictions about how the BPMS market will develop in the year ahead.

Extreme Competition: Competition Gets Extreme

Extreme Competition: Competition Gets Extreme This year, Peter Fingar also begins a new Column in which he will discuss the changing business environment and how those changes will drive BPM in the years ahead.

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 1 An Introduction to P-TRIZ

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 1 An Introduction to P-TRIZ Howard Smith begins a new Column this year. Although he will range across a variety of topics relevant to BPM practitioners, he will focus on the role of innovation in process improvement. He begins by introducing a new variation of TRIZ, P-TRIZ.

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