Archives for July 2008

The Greening of Process

The Greening of Process Everyone is talking about the high cost of energy and about global warming. In the next few years, businesses throughout the world are going to be struggling to reduce their energy consumption. Some will advocate the use of expensive new technologies. A recent study suggests that most companies would be wise […]

Processes, Rules, and Managerial Responsibility

Processes, Rules, and Managerial Responsibility We take a very broad look at the idea that executives bear responsibility for what their organizations do. Every executive is, of necessity, a process manager – especially when the process starts producing unacceptable results. Even executives who don’t think of themselves as process managers must have a thorough understanding […]

Process Discovery Technology: A Comment on Paul Harmon’s June 10 Advisor

Process Discovery Technology: A Comment on Paul Harmon’s June 10 Advisor In this Article, Wil van der Aalst responds to Paul Harmon’s Advisor, Fujitsu’s Process Discovery Technology. While applauding Fujitsu’s efforts in process discovery technology, he points out that such tools have been available in the academic world for quite some time. Read his Article […]

A BPX Cookbook for Developing SAP Netweaver Composite Applications

A BPX Cookbook for Developing SAP Netweaver Composite Applications Dipankar Saha In this Article, Dipankar Saha offers a step-by-step presentation on how to develop a composite application in the SAP Netweaver platform, focusing on specification design phases. Those interested in this topic will find the text and accompanying graphics a useful reference in their work.

Do you Need a Business Process Department?

Do you Need a Business Process Department? To meet the potential promised by BPM, Ricardo Fuzaro proposes that organizations establish a Business Process Department, Here he describes the services such a department would perform to benefit the entire organization. Read his Article for useful suggestions regarding how to establish a BPM team in your company.

Human Processes: The $650 Billion Problem

Human Processes: The $650 Billion Problem Keith Harrison-Broninski contends that globalization, reduction in labor demand, and worldwide recession are leading to a sea change in collaborative knowledge work. Read his compelling analysis of the impact these major market forces will inevitably have on knowledge workers and what managers can do to optimize the performance of […]

BPM in Europe: Think Ahead, Stay Small

BPM in Europe: Think Ahead, Stay Small Frits Bussemaker challenges the notion that “thinking big” sends the right message to managers skeptical of the benefits of becoming a process centric organization. Read this month’s Column to learn why he believes “think ahead, stay small” is a more appropriate slogan for winning over the unconvinced.

Process as an Asset

Process as an Asset Kirk Gould and Christine Dicken ask, “Where is the tipping point in moving from Industrial Age values to Information Age values?” They present a strong argument that people and processes should replace buildings, machines and equipment as the more valuable assets in an organization. This Article is a must read for […]

Down Under: Case Studies of Excellence through Management by Process

Down Under: Case Studies of Excellence through Management by Process In their March Column, John Jeston and Johan Nelis elaborated on their thesis that high performance is sustained through two inextricable components—managing business processes and inspiring leadership. They continue their discussion this month by presenting four case studies that illustrate this principle. Read their Column […]

A Strategists Perspective: Managing Migration Work for Profit

A Strategists Perspective: Managing Migration Work for Profit maximizing the money-making potential of the process. He identifies three primary patterns of process/workflow, examines their unique properties, and estimates the money-making potential of each pattern. He also adds his opinion on which of these patterns will be the focus of future BPM workflow applications.

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