Archives for January 2009

Six Sigma, Lean and BPM

Six Sigma, Lean and BPM In this Advisor, we look at the relationships between Six Sigma, Lean and BPM. All three sets of methodologies are commonly used to improve business processes and they are increasingly used in conjunction with one another. A quick overview of their co-evolution provides some valuable insights for companies planning for […]

BPM Market Overviews

BPM Market Overviews In BPTrends Reports and Advisors we have tried to offer our readers a number of broad market overviews. Here are a few from the past, reviewed with the advantage of hindsight.

What to Expect in 2009

What to Expect in 2009 We begin the year with a high level overview of what happened in the BPM market in 2008 and some thoughts about how the field is likely to evolve in the year ahead.

Go for the Green – Realize Both Cash and Environmental Savings across the Enterprise

Go for the Green – Realize Both Cash and Environmental Savings across the Enterprise In our inaugural Article for Green BPM, Laura Mooney of Metastorm, contends that BPM and EA technologies have the potential to deliver greener operations. Read her perspective on how these technologies can be put to use in your organization to reduce […]

The Processed Based View of a Company – Principles and Applications

The Processed Based View of a Company – Principles and Applications Why does one company consistently have a competitive advantage over its competition? In this Article, Grzegorz Gruchman attempts to deconstruct the subject and offer an answer to that question by analyzing the current literature and research on the basic elements that comprise “competitive advantage.”

Business Rule Solutions: The Meaning of Things

Business Rule Solutions: The Meaning of Things In this month’s Column, Ron Ross discusses how business concepts come to be well-formed in a business rules approach following ISO and SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabularies and Business Rules) standards. Ron defines a business concept as corresponding to a “set of things important to the business” and […]

Extreme Competition: The Process-Managed Org Chart – The End of Management and the Rise of Bioteams

Extreme Competition: The Process-Managed Org Chart – The End of Management and the Rise of Bioteams Will the 21st Century witness the end of Management as we know it? Can bioteams succeed in creating a competitive advantage where top-down management organizations have failed? These are questions Peter Fingar addresses in his Column this month. In […]

Process Improvement: Framework for Enterprise Alignment—Part 3

Process Improvement: Framework for Enterprise Alignment—Part 3 In this, the final Column of a three-part series, and, sadly the final Column of the collaboration between Geary Rummler and Alan Ramias, the authors add the technology and human resource dimensions to complete the framework for modeling the business architecture layer of enterprise architecture. The previous two […]

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Business Applications: Part II – Extended Business Processes

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Business Applications: Part II – Extended Business Processes In his Column this month, Mike Rosen continues his discussion of the potential of new collaboration capabilities which, he argues, can enhance and extend business processes – particularly the management, monitoring, reporting and optimization of your business. Read his Column for examples of […]

BPM: A Global View – BPM and Global Finance

BPM: A Global View – BPM and Global Finance If you believe, as many do, that the BPM industry is counter-cyclical, Rashid Khan’s Column this month is a must read. He argues that BPM is not a quick fix solution for cost cutting and cites three significant reasons why corporations are less likely to commit […]

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