Archives for January 2008

BPM vs. Process Improvement

BPM vs. Process Improvement We believe organizations ought to balance their emphasis on Business Process Management and on Process Improvement. An organization that puts all its emphasis on continuous improvement and ignores strategic and redesign considerations is setting itself up for a disaster. Similarly, an organization that only focuses on BPM and ignores continuous improvement […]

A BPTrends Spotlight on Enterprise Process Architecture

A BPTrends Spotlight on Enterprise Process Architecture This Spotlight will consider why an Enterprise Process Architecture is important and point to some of the excellent articles we’ve published on this important topic.

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead In the first Advisor of 2008 we will take a look in our crystal ball and suggest what we think the most important BPM themes are likely to be during the coming year.

Six Fallacies of Business Process Improvement

Six Fallacies of Business Process Improvement Jean-Jacques Dubray has translated this Article by Dominique Vaquier which identifies six commonly held beliefs pertaining to Business Process Improvement and demonstrates the fallacies inherent in each one. If you proceed with your improvement project believing any or all of these beliefs, mistakes can occur. Learn what these beliefs […]

Enterprise Architecture and the Business Rule Life Cycle

Enterprise Architecture and the Business Rule Life Cycle Art Tortolero provides a precise description of the basic Business Rule Life Cycle within an advanced logical and physical integration of Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Decision Management.

Why Your Sales Process Cost Matters and What You Need to Know to Get it Right

Why Your Sales Process Cost Matters and What You Need to Know to Get it Right Michael Webb’s message is loud and clear—don’t assume your sales process is effective in generating profit. In this compelling Article, he provides a method of cost analysis that may prompt you to make changes to eliminate the weak links […]

SOA: To Do or not to Do

SOA: To Do or not to Do Gopala Behera & K.T.R.B. Sarma, with their vast experience in witnessing SOA projects gone awry, offer a series of criteria for determining when to launch a SOA and, equally important, when not to. This Article should be required reading for both IT and business managers who are in […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing Michael Zur Muehlen offers a compelling perspective on building BPM skills within the organization. The “classmates” – Executives, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, and BPM Vendors and Systems Integrators – all have different roles and responsibilities, and, therefore, different skill-development requirements. To accommodate the […]

A Strategist’s Perspective: Seven Deadly Beliefs that could Hurt SOA Efforts

A Strategist’s Perspective: Seven Deadly Beliefs that could Hurt SOA Efforts Jim Sinur acknowledges the ever-increasing link between BPM and SOA and foresees a potential for serious problems resulting from misconceptions about what SOA can do for the organization. When the dreams of a perfect SOA solution are not fulfilled, the fortunes of BPM will […]

Business Rule Solutions: Legacy Systems–Poorly Engineered or Over-Engineered?

Business Rule Solutions: Legacy Systems–Poorly Engineered or Over-Engineered? Ron Ross proposes that traditional systems were not poorly engineered, but that they were overly-engineered for today’s systems environment. With roughly 75% of IT resources being used for system maintenance, he suggests a critical look at how traditional systems were engineered would lead to the building of […]

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