Archives for November 2007

Business Process Methodologies

Business Process Methodologies There are a number of Business Process Methodologies available to companies that want help in approaching process change. In this Advisor, we provide an overview of the leading, public BP methodologies.

A New Type of Activity

A New Type of Activity In the first edition of Business Process Change I suggested that business managers diagramming high level processes might sometimes find it useful to discriminate between three types of activities: (1) activities performed by employees, (2) activities performed by software applications, and (3) activities performed by a mix of people and applications. Recently, […]

Managing BPM: The Customer is always

Managing BPM: The Customer is always Joe Francis shares some valuable insights gained while teaching benchmarking. Read his Column to learn how to avoid some common pitfalls that can derail your benchmarking project and lead you away from what we all know to be true—the customer is always right.

Business Rule Solutions: The Value of Decision

Business Rule Solutions: The Value of Decision If you have had problems convincing management of the value of business rules initiatives, Ron Ross’ Column is a must read. He provides powerful tools for convincing management that a business rules approach is a sound investment for improving ROI.

Start Building your Business Process Models “Now”

Start Building your Business Process Models “Now” Chandra Sekhar Ramaraju and Venugopal Juturu present an engaging argument for developing process models sooner rather than later. Pre-crisis development will result in more efficient, effective and less costly models in the long run.

Wheels Coming off the BPM Project? You need Alignment

Wheels Coming off the BPM Project? You need Alignment Yash Pandhi, a BPM Consultant, has frequently arrived in the aftermath of failed BPM projects. Here he shares his experience and provides insights that will help you avoid the derailment before it happens.

The Business Technology Drivers and Benefits of SOA

The Business Technology Drivers and Benefits of SOA Syed Mohiuddin Syed Ahmed Mohiuddin focuses on the current and future challenges of rapid business service delivery and provides valuable insights and guidance for using SOA as an enabler for companies facing those challenges.

A Strategist’s Perspective: Green BPM: Processes with a Conscience

A Strategist’s Perspective: Green BPM: Processes with a Conscience In his Column this month, Jim Sinur addresses a timely topic by proposing “green” processes that will not only conserve our valuable resources but will simultaneously reduce costs for companies that employ the practices he suggests.

Human Processes: What are Human Processes?

Human Processes: What are Human Processes? In his initial Column for BPTrends, Keith Harrison-Broninski continues his call to consider new and different perspectives on the nature of work involving human beings. We look forward (as Keith would urge) to his many new insights on this important topic in this and future Columns.

Extreme Competition: EDP Audit and Control Redux

Extreme Competition: EDP Audit and Control Redux Peter Fingar takes a walk down memory lane to explore EDP controls from their beginnings in 1979 to the present. What he finds in his analysis will alarm all who are not already aware of the growing risk of loss exposure, particularly among organizations engaged in global enterprise.

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