Archives for May 2006

Six Sigma and BPM

Six Sigma and BPM BPM and Six Sigma practitioners continue to struggle to determine how the two approaches to process can be integrated most effectively. Given the investment that many organizations have in both approaches, arriving at a common approach is imperative.

BPM Methodologies and Process Maturity

BPM Methodologies and Process Maturity There are a number of BPM methodologies available today. Most were developed when companies’ business process work was relatively immature. As companies have become more mature, newer methodologies are being developed to support more sophisticated BPM efforts.

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules & Events: The Crux of the Matter

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules & Events: The Crux of the Matter Ron Ross continues his wide-ranging introduction to the basic concepts of business rules with some additional definitions and explanations that everyone who uses business rules needs to keep in mind.

BPM and SOA: 5 Key Requirements for SOA

BPM and SOA: 5 Key Requirements for SOA In May’s column, Mike Rosen reflects on recent announcements about BPM and SOA and concludes that the differences are really a matter of viewpoint and terminology. He then goes on to define the 5 key requirements that SOA products need in order to support BPM.

MDA Journal: What Does

MDA Journal: What Does This month Dave Frankel considers what the “model-driven” in the OMG’s Model-Driven Architecture really means. He concludes that, for MDA, models and metadata are very closely related.

The Best Applications are the Ones that Get Used

The Best Applications are the Ones that Get Used Jeff Mills Jeff Mills, the Vice President of Channel Development at Bluespring Software Associates, offers some practical advice about the best uses of BPMS.

Process Modeling in the 21st Century

Process Modeling in the 21st Century In this thought provoking article, Jan Recker, a doctoral student at Queensland University of Technology, considers where different organizations are today, and suggests some basic guidelines for how to move forward.

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 4 5 Ways on Steriods

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 4 5 Ways on Steriods This is installment four in Howard Smith’s introduction to P-TRIZ. This refreshing new approach to process and innovation is forcing lots of readers to rethink what they do when doing process analysis.

BPM and SOA: A Strategic Alliance

BPM and SOA: A Strategic Alliance Dr. Gopala Krishna Behara of Wipro Technologies provides a discussion of the relationship between SOA and BPM and suggests why, together, they provide such a great combination for enterprise computing.

Mastering Your Organization’s Processes

Mastering Your Organization’s Processes Here is another winner. This is just the opposite of the step-by-step approach, and aims, instead, at helping managers think about BPM in a broader context. This book considers alternatives for organizations considering how to become more process oriented.

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