Archives for April 2007

Who Brings What to the Party?

Who Brings What to the Party? Suddenly, everyone agrees that business and IT will come together to organize and collaborate to improve company processes. It sounds great, but we need to be sure we identify what each group will bring to the party to assure that process initiatives are planned, designed, implemented and managed to […]

What’s Happening With BPMS?

What’s Happening With BPMS? This Advisor provides a quick overview of the BPMS market – What’s happening in the vendor community? What BPMS applications are being developed? And, what’s happening with BPEL and BPMN?

The Future of SOA—Part 2 of 7

The Future of SOA—Part 2 of 7 Keith Harrison Broninski asks if your organization is getting a return on its investment in IT and poses several key assessment questions that he plans to address in subsequent articles in this series.

The Power of Two: Lean Six Sigma and BPM

The Power of Two: Lean Six Sigma and BPM Lance Gibbs and Tom Shea consider the benefits that accrue to an organization when Lean Six Sigma Teams and BPM teams combine efforts. They offer useful guidelines for getting these two groups aligned on process projects to achieve positive results.

BPM and Workflow Analysis

BPM and Workflow Analysis Wil van der Aalst announces the launch of a new Workflow Patterns Website and discusses the September International BPM Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia.

Process Innovation: Oliver’s Garage

Process Innovation: Oliver’s Garage This month, Howard Smith resumes his Column on P-TRIZ with an engaging, true story involving an eleven year old boy, three garages, and an innovation process. The story illustrates how, using P-Triz, any business process can be improved, yielding an ideal design.

MDA Journal: MDA’s “Last Mile” Problem

MDA Journal: MDA’s “Last Mile” Problem An IDC Report analyzing the model-driven development market provided Dave Frankel with the central theme for this month’s Column – specifically, that model-driven approaches need to go the “last mile of applications development—making the applications come to life.” Read this clear and concise essay to learn his conclusions on […]

BPM and Organizational Maturity: A Popular Misconception about the Maturity Model

BPM and Organizational Maturity: A Popular Misconception about the Maturity Model Bill Curtis and John Alden dispute a common criticism of the Watts Humphrey’s Process Maturity Framework – i.e., that it focuses on management practices rather than value-adding processes. Alden and Curtis dispel this misconception by examining all five levels of the Watts Humphrey’s Process […]

SOA Maturity Model

SOA Maturity Model Believing that pursuing either technology or process in isolation will not produce the best result, Srikanth Inaganti and Sriram Aravamudan propose an SOA maturity model for assessing the effectiveness of processes, people, and technology options, as well as the maturity of the architecture.

A Case Study for Process Roadmaps: The Gap between Process and End Users

A Case Study for Process Roadmaps: The Gap between Process and End Users Christine Dicken and Julius Spain examine the problems their organization encountered in implementing process initiatives, and describe the solution they developed to overcome the gap between the development of the processes, and implementation of the processes by end users.

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