Archives for October 2006

Business Performance Management Keeps Evolving

Business Performance Management Keeps Evolving Evolving in parallel to Business Process Management and BPMS, Business Intelligence (BI) vendors have continued to use the term Business Performance Management to refer to providing performance information to senior executives. Recent consolidation moves suggest that this segment of the market is evolving rapidly.

The OMG, Process Metamodels and Now – Process Maturity

The OMG, Process Metamodels and Now – Process Maturity The OMG continues to expand its efforts in the business process standards arena. It has wrapped up its Rules and Business Process Modeling Notation standards. At its September meeting in Anaheim, it not only reviewed its business process metamodel standard, but considered a business process maturity […]

Working Minds: A Practitioner’s Guide to Cognitive Task Analysis, by Beth Crandall, Gary Klein, and Robert R. Hoffman

Working Minds: A Practitioner’s Guide to Cognitive Task Analysis, by Beth Crandall, Gary Klein, and Robert R. Hoffman. Trying to figure out how knowledge workers perform tasks is a growing challenge. Cognitive Task Analysis offers new tools to help with this task. Paul Harmon takes a critical look at Working Minds, the latest book on […]

Real-Time Six Sigma with BPM Suites

Real-Time Six Sigma with BPM Suites Dr. Setrag Khoshafian, VP of BPM Technology at Pegasystems Inc., asserts that BPM, like Six Sigma, is about “process improvement” using automation, management and continuous improvement. He then categorizes different types of “process” within an organization and, ultimately, demonstrates how BPMS Suites can help support Six Sigma projects.

MDA Journal: The Technology 1.0 Syndrome, How Business Learns to Use Technology

MDA Journal: The Technology 1.0 Syndrome, How Business Learns to Use Technology This month, David Frankel introduces the term Technology 1.0 Syndrome to describe the tendency throughout recent history to use new technology to mimic old approaches. He explores how this syndrome is currently playing out with the WEB and with B2B electronic commerce.

From BPMN Directly To Implementation – The Graphical Way

From BPMN Directly To Implementation – The Graphical Way Heinz Lienhard and Bruno Butler of IvyTeam-SORECO Group argue that BPMN must become what the name implies – a true model that can be simulated, validated, and turned into a real-time application. They then provide a graphic solution to accomplish this goal.

The Future of BPM: (Third Article)

The Future of BPM: (Third 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 that he believes modeling techniques can play in this future.

SOA Enabled Workflow Modernization

SOA Enabled Workflow Modernization This month, Vitaly Khusidman explores, from a variety of perspectives, how workflow modernization fits into the Architecture Driven Modernization paradigm. He also discusses some workflow modernization scenarios leveraging SOA.

BPM: A Global View: It’s All About the Person in the Process, Stupid

BPM: A Global View: It’s All About the Person in the Process, Stupid In this month’s column, Rashid Khan presents his analysis of why there exists a considerable discrepancy between BPM’s market viability and its actual use among Global 2000 companies. Read this thought-provoking essay to get his take on the issue.

Down Under: Are All BPM Projects Equal?

Down Under: Are All BPM Projects Equal? In this month’s column, John Jeston and Johan Nelis present one aspect of how BPM projects can differ significantly from one another and how they can be initiated in various ways within the organization.

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