Archives for May 2008

BPM in Europe

BPM in Europe Here’s a quick update on BPM activity in Europe. A lot is going on in Europe this year. European companies are as active as North American companies in process, but there are some interesting differences in their approaches.

Business Process Frameworks

Business Process Frameworks Business Frameworks like SCOR and the Value Reference Model represent one of the most exciting recent developments on the BPM scene and offer companies a path to maturity that can save them a lot of money.

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Measurement and Services

Measurement and Services The April 29, 2008 Advisor on Process Measures could have easily caused readers some confusion, especially in light of the April 15, 2008 Advisor on the difference between Manufacturing and Service processes. In this Advisor we reconsider process measures in light of our comments on Service processes.

Metricizing the World

Metricizing the World Kirk Gould has a prescription for responding to a “call for metrics” that borrows a technique from science and involves focusing on a limited number of metrics rather than a profusion of them. Read his Article for a practical approach that will help you to avoid “metric disease” and lead to a […]

Southbeach Notation: Improve Everything Always

Southbeach Notation: Improve Everything Always In this Article well-respected thought leader, Howard Smith, with coauthors, Mark Burnett and Chrysogon Young, announce Southbeach 0.8, a new visual diagramming and modeling style. It fosters integrative thinking—situations where the problem needs to be viewed from multiple perspectives and there is a need to resolve contradictions among opposing ideas […]

Innovation: Five Secrets for Delivering Process Improvement in less than 60 Days

Innovation: Five Secrets for Delivering Process Improvement in less than 60 Days This month Victor Howard and Clay Richardson invited a guest columnist, Cornelius Pone, to share his experiences in helping companies build new business applications and systems. He says what we know to be true—that a fast turnaround from conception to final roll out […]

Creativity Management—The New Challenge for BPM

Creativity Management—The New Challenge for BPM Stefan Seidel and Michael Rosemann ask if BPM, in addition to its many successful applications, can also facilitate the management of creativity, an all-important component of innovation. The authors believe it can, and hope to set a baseline for further discussions on creativity-oriented BPM. Read their provocative Article and […]

BPMN Modeling—Who, Where, How and Why

BPMN Modeling—Who, Where, How and Why Jan Recker of Queensland University presents the fascinating results of a global survey of process modelers conducted from May to August of 2007. Read his Article to learn more about BPMN and its users as well as the author’s speculation on the way forward for this system.

Business Rule Solutions: Rules vs. Process (Again)

Business Rule Solutions: Rules vs. Process (Again) Ron Ross recently reviewed ongoing standards work in business process modeling and found that some fundamental confusion remains over the difference between processes and rules. Have you, like many of us, confused those concepts? Read Ron’s Column to clarify what each term does and does not mean.

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