Archives for February 2008

Moving from Level 2 to Level 3

Moving from Level 2 to Level 3 Surveys suggest that most organizations are CMMI Level 2 organizations and that they want to move to Level 3. In this Advisor we’ll consider how some organizations have done this in the past and what’s involved in planning the transition.

A BPTrends Spotlight on Creating a Business Case for BPM

A BPTrends Spotlight on Creating a Business Case for BPM

BPM and PI

BPM and PI In the first of a three part series, Imre Hegedus explores the relationship between BPM and Process Improvement methods. He advocates a holistic and phased approach in which BPM and PI are deployed together to lead to successful and sustainable business performance.

Extreme Competition: Get Your Head into the Clouds

Extreme Competition: Get Your Head into the Clouds Peter Fingar urges all of us to get out of the in-house infrastructure and put our heads in the clouds. Read his take on cloud computing, which, he predicts will be the next IT platform shift, and how it promises to dramatically reduce the costs and complexity […]

Service Design Essentials

Service Design Essentials Srikanth Inaganti and Srini Chintala offer advice to managers overseeing SOA transformation projects. During their years of experience as consultants in Enterprise Architecture, they have compiled a set of best practices to apply at the various steps in the transformation process, and they provide them as guidelines in this Article.

Innovation: Create an Atmosphere of Innovation

Innovation: Create an Atmosphere of Innovation If your eyes have ever glazed over at the exhortation to think outside of the box, you’ll welcome Victor Howard and Clay Richardson’s Column this month. In a lively and engaging style, they offer sound advice on ways to avoid the hackneyed vernacular of “innovation” and to create an […]

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability Roadmap

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability Roadmap David Frankel continues his discussion of semantic interoperability problems this month with a focus on financial institutions. In a clear and concise fashion, he outlines the approach being considered by the expert panel convened to revise the standard. Read his Column to gain an understanding of the urgency of the […]

Look Back to Look Forward

Look Back to Look Forward Where is BPM headed in 2008? Howard Smith offers his predictions on the subject. In this Article, he provides a compelling analysis and synopsis of the past two decades of BPM and takes us forward to the future where super users will control their own computing destinies.

Respect for People

Respect for People James Womack’s notion of “respect for people,” a core value in most corporations, may surprise you. In this Article, he compares and contrasts the implementation of that value in two distribution centers in the same city. The results are fascinating and well worth the read.

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