Archives for December 2008

Quick Wins

Quick Wins As times get tough, BPM practitioners will be challenged as they are called on to find ways to reduce costs. Quick Wins refers to changes that can be made without too much analysis or effort. Here are some heuristics you can use to help save money fast.

BPM and SOA

BPM and SOA This month, we focus our Spotlight on Columns and Articles we have published on the relationship between BPM and SOA. We consider the relationship between the two technologies and how companies can develop and coordinate BPM and SOA programs.

Geary A. Rummler

Geary A. Rummler Geary Rummler was my hero. I always thought he was the ultimate process guru. This Advisor will provide readers with a brief overview of Dr. Rummler’s contributions to our understanding and practice of process change.

How Product and Marketing Managers Can Increase Sales in a Frustrating Market

How Product and Marketing Managers Can Increase Sales in a Frustrating Market Michael Webb and Robert Ferguson propose an imaginative solution for product and marketing managers attempting to successfully overcome the challenges presented by new product launches. If you’ve been perplexed by these challenges, be sure to read their Article to discover a framework for […]

Human Process: Human Interaction Management

Human Process: Human Interaction Management In a Column that is certain to evoke a considerable response from our readers, Keith Harrison-Broninski asserts that BPMN “is a symptom of a deep problem within BPM.” He proposes a new paradigm for process description. Read his argument before you decide where you stand on the issue.

BPM in Europe: Eat your own Dog Food

BPM in Europe: Eat your own Dog Food Frits Bussemaker argues that BPM Conferences tracks and presentations are just as “siloed” as the organizations represented by the attendees at the conferences.He urges the organizers of BPM Conferences to “model the event according to the BPM message: Facilitate a dialogue and align the presentations.” Read his […]

Down Under: Enterprise Alignment and Business Process

Down Under: Enterprise Alignment and Business Process John Jeston and Johan Nelis ask what, precisely, does strategic alignment mean and how do we achieve it. To answer the question, they propose two critical questions that, when answered, will help to determine the best path forward for your organization to optimize the probability of true alignment.

Information Integration Based on SOA

Information Integration Based on SOA A frequent contributor to the Monthly Update, Srikanth Inaganti, presents a step-by-step approach to assist the enterprise architect in avoiding technology issues that can derail process initiatives. Followed carefully, the end result will be a streamlined information delivery system.

MDA Journal: Safeguard the Future of your Business – Unvault Your Data

MDA Journal: Safeguard the Future of your Business – Unvault Your Data This month, Dave Frankel asked his colleague, Steve Winkler, to discuss a topic he considers of critical importance to organizations facing the problems of a difficult economy—data sharing. Read Mr. Winkler’s expert assessment of why data sharing is of value and how it […]

Business Process Driven SOA Using BPMN and BPEL by Matjaz B. Juric and Kapil Pant.

Business Process Driven SOA Using BPMN and BPEL by Matjaz B. Juric and Kapil Pant. Paul Harmon reviews a new book that offers to provide readers with a step-by-step path from business process modeling through implementation.

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