Archives for April 2006

A Single Instance of ERP

A Single Instance of ERP In recent discussions with business people engaged in business process work, the goal of standardizing ERP continues to play a major role in many discussions. Most companies use ERP, and most have different versions to support different processes in different locations. Getting the processes standardized so that the company’s ERP […]

The OMG and BPM

The OMG and BPM There are a number of international standards bodies working on business process related standards. The OMG, following its merger with BPMI, has emerged as the most important group working on BPM standards and their BPM Think Tank scheduled May 23-25, 2006 in Arlington, VA. will be one of the most important […]

The Idea Behind Business Process Improvement

The Idea Behind Business Process Improvement Florian Forster In early 2005 BPTrends announced that we would publish the best paper submitted by a graduate or undergraduate student on business process change written during 2005. The winner of the 2005 contest is Florian Forster, a doctoral student at Munich University of Technology, in Germany, and a […]

Process Portfolio Management

Process Portfolio Management Dr. Michael Rosemann is a professor at Queensland University of Technology and co-leader of the QUT’s BPM Group. In this article, Dr. Rosemann describes how companies can apply portfolio management techniques to analyze their processes and prioritize their intervention efforts. He goes on to show that more process-mature companies can use this […]

A Tale of Two Business Systems

A Tale of Two Business Systems In 1990, James Womack joined with Dan Jones and Dan Roos to co-author The Machine That Changed The World – a description of how Toyota was using Lean techniques to change auto manufacturing. In this thoughtful article Womack, who now heads the Lean Enterprise Institute, reflects on what has […]

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 3 P-TRIZ in the History of Business

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 3 P-TRIZ in the History of Business Howard Smith continues his discussion of Process TRIZ, a new and very interesting approach to thinking about analyzing and redesigning business processes.

Extreme Competition: All Is Changed, Changed Utterly

Extreme Competition: All Is Changed, Changed Utterly Peter Fingar considers five transformers that are increasingly driving companies as they find themselves engaged in extreme competition.

Down Under: Why Do We Need BPM Coaching When We Can Do It Ourselves?

Down Under: Why Do We Need BPM Coaching When We Can Do It Ourselves? This new BPTrends Column is written by John Jeston and Johan Nelis, Lead Consultants for TouchPoint Business Process Services in Sydney Australia. In their first Column they consider how a business process coach can help a company in BPM.

MDA Journal: A Response to Forrester

MDA Journal: A Response to Forrester This month, David Frankel responds to a Forrester article that attacks MDA. He argues that Forrester has misrepresented the views of the leading MDA thinkers and practitioners.

Stakeholder Analysis: The Key to Balanced Performance Measures

Stakeholder Analysis: The Key to Balanced Performance Measures Robert Curtice Robert Curtice is the Vice President of Performance Improvement Associates and has spent several years helping companies establish Balanced Performance Measures that can be systematically tied to process measures. In this paper, he describes why it is important and how it can be done.

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