Archives for June 2006

The First Big BPMS Failure

The First Big BPMS Failure Every new technology is acquired by some teams that aren’t knowledgeable enough to properly apply the technology to appropriate situations. Thus, it is only a matter of time until we read an article describing a company that acquired a BPM Systems product and spent a few million dollars to achieve […]

The Emerging Era of BPM and its Imperatives for an IT Leadeer

The Emerging Era of BPM and its Imperatives for an IT Leadeer Vinaykumar Mummigatti, the General Manager of the BPM practice at Satyam Computer Services, offers an overview of the factors that are driving BPM and explores the business case for pursuing BPM at your company.

Market Definition is a Multi-Dimentional Process

Market Definition is a Multi-Dimentional Process Michael Lodato Michael Lodato has just published a book on Sales Process Management and continues to share his thoughts on the problems of managing sales processes in this latest paper on the processes involved in defining target markets.

Improving Performance: Enterprise Process Performance Improvement

Improving Performance: Enterprise Process Performance Improvement In this column, Guy Wallace extends his ongoing description of Human Performance Technology to include an enterprise process model for performance improvement.

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 5 Thinking Visually in TRIZ and Six Sigma

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 5 Thinking Visually in TRIZ and Six Sigma This is installment five in Howard Smith’s exciting introduction to P-TRIZ. In this Column he considers why TRIZ should be considered in a broader context than Six Sigma and demonstrates by applying TRIZ to the Barriers & Aids chart.

BPM: A Global View: Outside SAP

BPM: A Global View: Outside SAP In this interesting column, Rashid Khan discusses processes that can be captured by SAP applications and those that lie outside the range of SAP and are better approached with BPM.

IT|Redux: Nobody Cares About BPM

IT|Redux: Nobody Cares About BPM This month, Ismael Ghalimi describes an exciting new service from Google, and uses it to conclude that interest in BPM peaked in 2003. He argues that the stage has been set for a second round — which he terms BPM 2.0

Extreme Competition: Changing Change Itself

Extreme Competition: Changing Change Itself This month, Peter Fingar considers how International Truck and Engine Corporation is using Winograd and Flores closed-loop communication model to provide a high-level understanding of business processes.

Errors in the SAP Reference Model

Errors in the SAP Reference Model Jan Mendling This paper is a summary of research on the correctness and completeness of the SAP Reference Model that has been undertaken by Jan Mendling, Wil Van der Aalst, Boudewijn van Dongen, and Eric Verbeek. The researchers identified errors in 5.6% of the 600 processes in the model.

Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development by Alec Sharp and Patrick McDermott and Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Work and Information Flow by Dan Madison

Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development by Alec Sharp and Patrick McDermott and Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Work and Information Flow by Dan Madison This review covers two books on process or workflow modeling. Paul Harmon looks at each and compares them with some […]

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