Archives for September 2008

Business Process, BPMN and Business Rules

Business Process, BPMN and Business Rules Business process rules and business process models are two sides of the same coin. Business process analysts often forget this, to their peril. If we want to describe processes so business managers can understand and improve them, we need to pay as much attention to rules as we do […]

Business Process Standards

Business Process Standards September’s Spotlight is focused on some of the Articles BPTrends has published on business process standards over the past few years. Some provide insight into trends, while others provide tutorials on the nature of the standards themselves.

System Dynamics and Business Processes

System Dynamics and Business Processes This is the first Advisor in which we discuss a process modeling and analysis tool that members will find useful in analyzing the kinds of problems organizations will face as they plan for shifting energy markets and greenhouse emissions.

BPM 2008 HARMON KEYNOTE

BPM 2008 HARMON KEYNOTE

MDA Journal: MIS Schools in Decline

MDA Journal: MIS Schools in Decline In his Column this month, David Frankel discusses the alarming and seemingly precipitous decline in MIS enrollments in colleges and universities, to the extent that some programs have shut down. David makes the point that if this downward trend continues, it could threaten prospects for the continued development of […]

Detail Process Charts: A Common Ground for Business and Development

Detail Process Charts: A Common Ground for Business and Development Ben Graham presents a compelling argument for the use of detail process charting instead of high level process maps for visualizing workflow. Read this Article to learn the benefits of detail charting as well as a concise introduction to its methodology.

The Service Portfolio of a BPM Center of Excellence

The Service Portfolio of a BPM Center of Excellence In this Article, Dr. Michael Rosemann, sets out to make the challenge of set-up and delivery of an enterprise-wide BPM system easier for managers responsible for the project. He provides all the tools necessary for a “portfolio management approach” and offers a public sector case study […]

How BPM, SOA, and EA Can Meet True Customer Needs

How BPM, SOA, and EA Can Meet True Customer Needs Dennis Rohan, a BPR practitioner for over 25 years, proposes that by combining the distinctive strengths of BPM, SOA and EA, you can successfully meet customer needs. His four-step process is presented here and is a must read for all faced with the challenge of […]

Performance Improvement: A Framework for Defining and Designing the Structure of Work, Part 2

Performance Improvement: A Framework for Defining and Designing the Structure of Work, Part 2 In Part 1 of this three-part series, published in their April Column, the authors discussed their theory of Value Creation Hierarchy (VCH). This month, they add the Value Creation Management System. The three components of the system – performance planned, performance […]

SOA and BPM: Creating Flexible Services

SOA and BPM: Creating Flexible Services This month, Mike Rosen begins with a review of the basic structure of a service and then turns to practical suggestions for creating a flexible SOA. He cautions, however, against the temptation to do too much. Don’t miss his advice on how to maximize the value of your SOA.

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