Archives for September 2007

Thoughts from the OMG’s 2007 BPM Think Tank

Thoughts from the OMG’s 2007 BPM Think Tank In late July, thought leaders concerned with BPM standards met at the OMG BPM Think Tank to consider the state of BPM standards. Here’s a quick summary of their discussions.

The State of the BPMS Market

The State of the BPMS Market The BPMS market is definitely consolidating. During the last five months, Software AG bought webMethods, TIBCO bought Spotfire, IBM bought TeleLogic, and Metastorm bought Proforma. We argued that 2007 would be the year that everyone recognized the relationship between BPMS and SOA. Similarly, we believe that 2008 will be […]

Holistic BPM is Coming of Age

Holistic BPM is Coming of Age BPM is not only important within companies, but it is also a hot research topic at universities. In this short paper, Michael Rosemann, head of the BPM program at Queensland University of Technology, and his colleague Marlon Dumas, consider which aspects of BPM are most interesting to academics and […]

BPM A Global View: Checkbox BPM

BPM A Global View: Checkbox BPM Rashid Khan issues a warning to unsuspecting buyers of BPM software whose companies use RFP’s to select products. A “yes” in the check box does not necessarily signify a fully developed feature. Caveat emptor!

The Future of SOA, Part 6 of 7

The Future of SOA, Part 6 of 7 As in previous articles in this series, Keith Harrison-Broninski continues his argument that current approaches to SOA are fundamentally flawed. Throw away the flow charts, and adopt a new modeling approach based on reality rather than artificial definitions.

Business Activity Monitoring

Business Activity Monitoring In this comprehensive and clearly written article, Venugopal Juturu addresses the challenges addressed by BAM, discuses some implementation benefits, and provides a practical approach to achieving a BAM solution within your organization.

Business Change Through Process

Business Change Through Process While working through a recent consulting engagement, Christine Dicken and her colleagues came upon issues that create “pain points” in implementing business processes. Here she recounts that experience and discusses the four primary sources of pain that invariably arise during the implementation of a business process improvement project.

Improving Performance: 3 Linked Architectures for the Enterprise

Improving Performance: 3 Linked Architectures for the Enterprise In his final column in this series, Guy Wallace addresses how to use Enterprise Performance Architecture (see June, 2007 Update) to create Enterprise Learner/Performance Architecture. He ends with a discussion of using both to inform the design of Enterprise Content Architecture.

A Strategist’s Perspective: Designing Process Properly

A Strategist’s Perspective: Designing Process Properly Jim Sinur draws on his years of experience in BPM to offer a model for ”proper process design.” Read his Column for succinct and practical advice on scoping processes from the top down, rather than the bottom up.

Extreme Competition: Innovation’s Child

Extreme Competition: Innovation’s Child This month, Peter Fingar takes up the timely topic of “innovation.” For a fascinating summary of some key innovation issues companies must face in the context of globalization, read Peter’s column.

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