Archives for July 2007

Exploring BPMS with Free or Open Source Products

Exploring BPMS with Free or Open Source Products Some BPMS vendors are offering free versions of their products to help companies learn about the technology. In addition there are some open source BPMS products. In this Advisor we look at what options are available for an individual or company that wants to explore BPMS prior […]

Does the OMG Have Any Business Getting Involved in Business Process Management?

Does the OMG Have Any Business Getting Involved in Business Process Management?

An Overview on Some Business Process Methodologies

An Overview on Some Business Process Methodologies Every group that’s working on process change seems to describe their approach in a slightly different way. In this Advisor we suggest a broad view of what’s involved in process change, and then suggest how the different methodologists have tailored their approaches to focus on different aspects of […]

ICT Value Solutions for Large Enterprises in Line with their Business Objectives: A Marketing Approach

ICT Value Solutions for Large Enterprises in Line with their Business Objectives: A Marketing Approach Jose Vasquez Jose Ramon Vasquez suggests that there is a lack of alignment between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and business, in general. Here, he describes how ICT solutions can be developed and used strategically to transform and enhance […]

Extreme Competition: Upside Down and Inside Out

Extreme Competition: Upside Down and Inside Out Continuing his discussion of how to survive in the age of total global competition, Peter Fingar exhorts readers to adopt the technique of Ram Charan—work backward to define need, then search for what helps. Read this month’s Column for some sound advice on simplifying the BPM lexicon and […]

Michael Hammer’s Process and Maturity Model

Michael Hammer’s Process and Maturity Model Brad Powers Brad Power presents a critique of Michael Hammer’s article in the Harvard Business Review on PEMM (Process & Enterprise Maturity Model). While he believes that Hammer’s PEMM may be useful to business process people, he points out what he considers to be some weaknesses you might want […]

Down Under: Case Study—Wealth Management

Down Under: Case Study—Wealth Management This month, John Jeston and Johan Nelis present a compelling case study involving a financial institution’s launch of a new product, acknowledged to be the best in its class. Despite its reputed excellence, the launch was faltering. Read how a group of practitioners, selected for their positive attitudes, worked as […]

MDA Journal: Industrial Convergence

MDA Journal: Industrial Convergence David Frankel offers a clear and concise discussion of what he sees as a potential problem as data sharing across vertical markets becomes more prevalent. Read his Column for some thoughts on how to manage this issue before it becomes a serious problem.

When Best Practice is not Good Enough

When Best Practice is not Good Enough Mark McGregor Mark McGregor suggests that you look outside your own industry for examples of excellence in various aspects of business processes. Then, consider how you can adapt their practices in your own business, and you will have a list of powerful ideas for turning potential success into […]

The Future of SOA, Part 5 of 7

The Future of SOA, Part 5 of 7 In the fifth article in this series, Keith Harrison-Broninski asks, “Are you goal-directed, or task trapped?” He differentiates between mechanistic work (a set of tasks) and human-driven work, which should have a description based on goals.

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