Archives for September 2006

The BPMS Market and the Majors

The BPMS Market and the Majors The BPMS market continues to heat up. One sign of this is the recent move by IBM, SAP, and Microsoft to define BPM for their respective communities. Clearly the majors are still tentative, but they are beginning to establish a presence in the BPMS market.

Getting Senior Executives Involved in Business Process Management

Getting Senior Executives Involved in Business Process Management Everyone says you ought to involve senior managers, but it isn’t that easy. Several BPM programs have lost the support of senior management, even as they were succeeding. We need to think harder about exactly what BPM is about and why senior executives are reluctant to embrace […]

The Six Sigma Fieldbook: How Dupont Successfully Implemented the Six Sigma Breakthrough Management Strategy by Mikel Harry and Don Linsenmann.

The Six Sigma Fieldbook: How Dupont Successfully Implemented the Six Sigma Breakthrough Management Strategy by Mikel Harry and Don Linsenmann. In 1999, Mikel Harry and Richard Schroeder wrote Six Sigma, The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations. This year Mikel Harry, a Six Sigma guru, and Don Linsenmann, a VP and Corporate Champion […]

Extreme Competition: The Singaporean Connection

Extreme Competition: The Singaporean Connection This month, Peter Fingar shows how a Singaporean contract manufacturer uses its business processes to compete with remarkable success in “the brave new world of global competition.”

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rule Scripts

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rule Scripts Ron Ross defines the many challenges of getting “the product out the door and into the customer’s hands,” and proposes rule-friendly models for managing those challenges.

BP Management: Falsehood

BP Management: Falsehood In this month’s Column, Joe Francis discusses how one important aspect of the scientific method can be used to improve how you think about business process analysis.

What Is Expertise

What Is Expertise Rob Foshay Rob Foshay is a human performance technologist and researcher who has done a lot of work in cognitive task analysis. Various authors have suggested that communication and knowledge work require special approaches Dr. Foshay examines the current work in cognitive task analysis and suggests some of the techniques needed to […]

Practical Considerations When Selecting a Notation for Business Modeling

Practical Considerations When Selecting a Notation for Business Modeling David Lyalin In July, Paul Harmon discussed some alternatives for modeling processes. In this counterpoint, David Lyalin, of Northrop Grumman, and Warren Williams, of the Centers for Disease Control, describe their experience and their preference for UML.

Process Governance Best Practices: Building a BPM Center of Excellence

Process Governance Best Practices: Building a BPM Center of Excellence This month, Clay Richardson discusses the five basic things that need to be done to establish and effectively manage business process governance at your company.

The Future of BPM: (Second Article)

The Future of BPM: (Second Article) Keith Harrison-Broninski continues his series on Human Interaction Management and RAD (Role Activity Diagrams) by discussing the future he sees for BPMS and the role he believes modeling techniques can play in this future.

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