Archives for May 2007

The OMG Moves Ahead on BPDM, BPMM, and a Finance Framework

The OMG Moves Ahead on BPDM, BPMM, and a Finance Framework The OMG Technical Committee met in April and launched several new business process initiatives, including a new effort on notation and the BP Metamodel, a BP Maturity Model and a business process framework for finance. In this BPTrends Advisor we will discuss the OMG’s […]

BPM and Project Management

BPM and Project Management There’s process management, which is associated with the day-to-day management of processes, and then there’s BPM Project Management, which is required every time a company undertakes a major project to improve a business process. In this BPTrends Advisor we consider some of the things a good BPM Project Manager needs to […]

Future of SOA-Part 3 of 7

Future of SOA-Part 3 of 7 Keith Harrison-Broninski continues his examination of potential problems for adopters of SOA. In this article, he explores unforeseen dangers in the implementation of software changes.

Business Process Architecture and Design

Business Process Architecture and Design Oscar Barros of the University of Chile presents a detailed methodology for Business Process Architecture that has been used with success in more than 100 projects.

Process Innovation: # 10 P-TRIZ There Are Solutions in Polarities

Process Innovation: # 10 P-TRIZ There Are Solutions in Polarities This month Howard Smith examines Barry Johnson’s theory involving polarities, i.e. that there are some insolvable problems. Howard disagrees. Read his challenge to that theory and his solutions to Johnson’s unsolvable problems.

Understanding Work and Work Control Systems

Understanding Work and Work Control Systems In this clear and concise article, Fred Nickols presents a model of a work control system that has had proven success in making work more productive.

Do You Have a Business-Oriented Architecture?

Do You Have a Business-Oriented Architecture? Rod Favoron In his article, Rod Favoron describes BPM as a business-oriented architecture that enables owners of processes to set improvement goals and orchestrate actions across the company to achieve them. Recognition of this fact by CIO’s has made BPM tools and architecture one of the most sought-after technologies.

Class Notes: Research and Education in BPM

Class Notes: Research and Education in BPM In his first column on research and Education in the context of Business Process Management, Michael zur Muehlen presents a brief history of BPM research in the academy. This month, Michael examines an old business book from 1956 and discovers how pertinent the contents and questions posed by […]

Down Under: A Powerful Metaphor for a Balanced BPM Implementation

Down Under: A Powerful Metaphor for a Balanced BPM Implementation Using the metaphor of a rowing team in a race to the finish line, John Jeston and Johan Nelis, examine the components necessary for team success and apply them to the implementation of BPM initiatives. Balanced implementation is the key, and the authors provide useful […]

Extreme Competition: Shift Happens

Extreme Competition: Shift Happens If you haven’t seriously considered the possible impact of globalization on your organization, read Peter Fingar’s column this month for some startling facts that will give you cause to consider it now. Peter offers counsel on rethinking BPM initiatives to meet the challenge the “Shift”, a consequence of globalization, will inevitably […]

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