Archives for January 2007

Once More: Porter on Competitive Advantage

Once More: Porter on Competitive Advantage Michael Porter described the importance of the value chain and argued that companies could only achieve competitive advantage by linking a good strategy with highly integrated value chains. In this Advisor, Paul Harmon reviews why Porter’s ideas are still your company’s best bet for a prosperous 2007.

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead In this Advisor, Paul Harmon and Celia Wolf consider the BPM market in 2006 and speculate on the major developments we expect to dominate the BPM scene in the coming year.

The Challenge of Lean Transformation

The Challenge of Lean Transformation Read Jim Womack’s astute observations on the current state of Lean Management and his proposal for three simple elements of Lean Management worthy of experimentation.

Making the Case for BPM: A Benefits Checklist

Making the Case for BPM: A Benefits Checklist In this Article, Jim Rudden argues convincingly that an investment in BPM software, along with new approaches to project implementation, will enable companies to institutionalize a sustainable business process improvement program.

A Process for a Process Design Ecosystem

A Process for a Process Design Ecosystem Keith Swenson Keith Swenson sees a clear need for an open, non-proprietary process design ecosystem that will enable companies using “best of breed” software solutions to move process design from one vendor’s tool to another’s. Read this Article for his take on existing standards.

Enterprise BPM: A Systematic Approach

Enterprise BPM: A Systematic Approach In this Article, Janne J. Korhonen presents a four tier model to provide a classification system for enterprise-wide Business Process Management. He proposes this idealized systematic view as a foundation for a more comprehensive and concrete framework of enterprise BPM.

BPM for Knowledge Workers: The Structural Foundation of Decision Intensive Processess

BPM for Knowledge Workers: The Structural Foundation of Decision Intensive Processess During the last ten years, David Bromberg has explored the nature of knowledge and decision making and its incorporation into the workings of a knowledge-based enterprise. In this Article, he shares insights derived from his experience.

The Future of BPM: Part 6 of 6

The Future of BPM: Part 6 of 6 In his concluding Article in the BPTrends 6-part series on the Future of BPM, Keith Harrison-Broninski presents his views on who will take BPM into the future.

MDA Journal: A Convergence of Business and IT Thinking? SOA and the Business-IT Divide

MDA Journal: A Convergence of Business and IT Thinking? SOA and the Business-IT Divide As the title suggests, Dave Frankel takes on the commonly held notion that business and IT people speak different languages. David sees a convergence of thinking that offers new opportunities for the two parties to discover common ground.

Managing BPM: The IT Supply Chain Top 10

Managing BPM: The IT Supply Chain Top 10 This month, Joe Francis begins a series of three Columns demystifying the concept of “measuring an architecture.” In his first Column in the series, he discusses the top ten process metrics for the IT Supply Chain, with a focus on SOA.

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