Archives for June 2008

What Do Business Process Managers Manage?

What Do Business Process Managers Manage? There has been a lot of talk about the importance of process management. What exactly do process managers do? What skills do business process managers need, and what results should we expect from a program to improve process management?

Governance and Maturity

Governance and Maturity This Spotlight looks at the wide range of articles BPTrends has published on process governance and process maturity.

Software Tools for BPM

Software Tools for BPM Business managers and business analysts rely on a variety of software tools as they seek to define architectures, analyze processes and implement solutions. This Spotlight focuses on articles that have been published on BPTrends on BPM software products.

Fujitsu’s Process Discovery Technology

Fujitsu’s Process Discovery Technology Fujitsu has just introduced a new automated approach to process modeling. It’s impressive and it reminds us of how much better BPMS products can be. At the same time, it can lead to some interesting insights into what business analysts actually do.

Getting the Process of BPMS Right: The Need for an Implementation Methodology

Getting the Process of BPMS Right: The Need for an Implementation Methodology Salman Akhtar and Haleem Vaince argue that successful deployment of a BPMS project requires an approach that differs from the standard IT implementation methodology. They take into account all of the challenges involved in the process and propose an alternative methodology that responds […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education – Evidence-Based Research – What We Know, What We Don’t and Why We Should Find Out

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education – Evidence-Based Research – What We Know, What We Don’t and Why We Should Find Out. In all of the literature on BPMN there has been little focus on how BPMN is actually used by modellers. With his colleague Jan Recker (whose Article on BPMN modelling appeared in the […]

BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier

BPM: A Global View– BPM as SaaS: The Next BPM Frontier From his first-hand experience as CTO of Ultimus, Rashid Khan discusses the opportunities and the challenges to BPM vendors as a result of the Software-as-a-Service trend currently in vogue. Although he foresees that the journey for BPM toward SaaS will be slow but steady, […]

MDA Journal: Requirements for BPMN 2.0

MDA Journal: Requirements for BPMN 2.0 As the Object Management Group (OMG) gets closer to releasing BPMN 2.0, David Frankel examines the main issues to be addressed in the new release. Read his timely and engaging Column for interesting insights into the issues and solutions proposed by the two groups working on the new release.

Extreme Competition: BPM – The Next Generation

Extreme Competition: BPM – The Next Generation While acknowledging great progress in the theory and practice of BPM, Peter Fingar asks, “where’s the breakthrough that can help the company win in the brave new world of globalization and extreme competition?” Peter’s suggestion is to change your current practice from tactical to strategic BPM. If you’re […]

Aligning People with Business Processes: Building Robust, Self-Correcting

Aligning People with Business Processes: Building Robust, Self-Correcting How do you achieve the challenging task of creating a team of individuals committed to business process methods and the processes they support? Dennis Rohan shares his years of leadership consulting experience and provides five steps using BPL standards to accomplish a robust alignment of people and […]

Share
Share