Archives for July 2006

The Management of Processes

The Management of Processes Some companies are creating systematic, top-down Process Management Systems. Others only focus on Process Management when they are trying to improve business processes. Process Management is critical to corporate BPM success and should be treated in a systematic manner.

Alternative Approaches to Process Analysis and Modeling

Alternative Approaches to Process Analysis and Modeling There are a number of process analysis models that are designed to focus on more complex human interactions. One example is the RAD approach of Oulds and Harrison-Broninski and another is the Closed-Loop Business Interaction Model of Winograd and Flores. Both are useful in special circumstances, but neither […]

An Approach to the Enterprise Interoperability Using SOA

An Approach to the Enterprise Interoperability Using SOA Upadrista Venkatesh Upadrista Venkatesh, a technical manager at Cognizant Technologies, provides a nice, short summary of the importance of SOA in the design of effective enterprise interoperability systems.

Stage-Gate and the Critical Success Factors for New Product Development

Stage-Gate and the Critical Success Factors for New Product Development Robert Cooper and Scott Edgett, co-founders of the Product Development Institute and Stage-Gate Inc., provide an overview of the importance of the Stage-Gate approach to new product development processes.

The Future of BPM: An Introduction to Human Interaction Management and RAD

The Future of BPM: An Introduction to Human Interaction Management and RAD Keith Harrison-Broninski begins a new series on Human Interaction Management and RAD (Role Activity Diagrams) by discussing the future he sees for BPMS and the role that he believes modeling techniques can play in this future.

Effective Supply Chain Strategy: Take This Strategy Test to Check How Your Company Scores

Effective Supply Chain Strategy: Take This Strategy Test to Check How Your Company Scores Peter Bolstorff Peter Bolstorff is the author of the leading book on the SCOR methodology. In this insightful article on supply chain strategy, he offers a test that you can take to determine how well your organization has mastered an effective […]

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 6 Beyond SWOT And Toward Change

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ 6 Beyond SWOT And Toward Change Howard Smith continues his introduction of P-TRIZ with a discussion of SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and shows how P-TRIZ allows managers to go beyond simplistic SWOT analysis to develop an actionable implementation strategy.

BPM and SOA: What Kind of Service Does a Business Process Need?

BPM and SOA: What Kind of Service Does a Business Process Need? The relationship between BPM and SOA continues to attract a lot of attention. In his last Column, Mike Rosen defined a Business Service as the interface between BPM and SOA. This month, he goes on to describe the kinds of services a BPM […]

BPM Down Under: Process Innovation

BPM Down Under: Process Innovation This month, John Jeston and Johan Nelis offer a broad overview on what’s involved in process innovation and suggest how the challenges vary as one attempts to apply it to larger and more complex processes.

Managing BPM: Plan P From Outer Space

Managing BPM: Plan P From Outer Space This month, Joe Francis considers what it takes to successfully manage a BPM team. He not only provides advice but offers a formula that suggests project variables and shows how process management varies from small to mid-sized and large teams.

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