Archives for November 2006

Business Process Standards

Business Process Standards Standards take time and effort to create. Sometimes they are widely adopted and are a tremendous help, and at other times they are largely ignored. In this Advisor, we look at the whole range of standards being developed for the Business Process community and speculate on some of the likely winners and […]

Knowledge Workers, Experts, and the Analysis of Knowledge

Knowledge Workers, Experts, and the Analysis of Knowledge Analyzing and improving the performance of skilled knowledge workers isn’t getting any easier. Luckily, a lot of people are focusing on the problems and new technologies are becoming available to help practitioners. In this Advisor, we’ll consider a few of these new technologies.

Integrated Sales Processes Management

Integrated Sales Processes Management Michael Lodato has written a couple of interesting articles for BPTrends on sales process management. Now, he has published a book that provides sales managers with an integrated methodology for improving how your sales organization works.

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance Cambridge has just published a broad overview of expertise and expert performance which is edited by some of the leading researchers in the field, including Anders Ericsson, Neil Charness, Paul Feltovich and Robert Hoffman. Last month, we looked at Working Minds, a book on Cognitive Task Analysis. […]

Business Rule Solutions: The Value of Decisions

Business Rule Solutions: The Value of Decisions If you have had problems convincing management of the value of business rules initiatives, Ron Ross’ Column is a must read. He provides powerful tools for convincing management that a business rules approach is a sound investment for improving ROI.

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ and the Theories of Clay Christensen

Process Innovation: P-TRIZ and the Theories of Clay Christensen In Part 8 of his series on P-TRIZ, Howard Smith discusses Clayton Christensen’s theories of disruptive innovations and compares the Christensen solutions with a TRIZ approach to the same scenarios.

Managing BPM: Keeping on Keeping on…

Managing BPM: Keeping on Keeping on… Read Joe Francis’ Column to learn what Winnie the Pooh and Jack the Ripper have in common. This month, Joe provides suggestions for avoiding “analysis paralysis”, insisting that BPM should be about solving business issues, not just identifying their cause.

BPM and Organizational Maturity

BPM and Organizational Maturity In their initial Column, John Alden and Bill Curtis provide an overview of the Business Process Maturity Model and describe the five levels of maturity .

SOA, EA and Tools

SOA, EA and Tools This month, Mike Rosen explores the relationship of SOA to Enterprise Architecture, complementing the recently published BPTrends 2006 Enterprise Architecture, Process Modeling and Simulation Tools Report, Version 2.0,

BPM in Europe: What is the new Reality Called?

BPM in Europe: What is the new Reality Called? This month, Frits Bussemaker challenges you, the readers, to propose a name for a new business model that will create a link between a structured organization and professional autonomy. The reward for the best suggestion is.

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