Archives for May 2009

Porter, ERP and BPMS

Porter, ERP and BPMS For years, ERP systems have been defying Porter’s dictums on strategy. BPMS seems likely to remedy that in the coming decade. In this Advisor, we look at the relationship between competitive advantage, standard ERP processes, and BPMS.

Process Maturity Models

Process Maturity Models There are, today, several business process maturity models and several ways to use them. BPTrends has published a number of articles on this subject, and we consider some of them in this Spotlight.

Artistic Processes

Artistic Processes In March, two Dartmouth business school professors published an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled, “When Should a Process Be Art, Not Science?” The article raised some interesting points, and we’ll consider them in this Advisor.

Business Process Management: The SAP Roadmap by Jim Hagemann Snabe

Business Process Management: The SAP Roadmap by Jim Hagemann Snabe This book provides a collection of articles about how SAP conceives of BPM and how it is developing software to support BPM efforts, and provides a number of case studies to illustrate BPM applications.

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part I–The Business Model

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part I–The Business Model Although Business and IT alignment is a consistent goal of both groups, often the business goals and strategy are not well-understood or articulated In the first installment of a two-part series describing the role of Business Architecture in designing service oriented solutions, Mike Rosen […]

System Transformation: Be Careful or You Will Not Get What You Asked For

System Transformation: Be Careful or You Will Not Get What You Asked For David Pedersen and Larry Goldberg have navigated the mine fields of re-inventing, adding improvements to, or significantly changing the capabilities of legacy systems. To avoid unsuccessful outcomes, they have devised a decision model for system transformation which they illustrate and explicate in […]

Business Process Architecture – One Company’s Journey in Adoption

Business Process Architecture – One Company’s Journey in Adoption In this engaging Article, Christine Dicken and Scott Archibald recount their experience as members of a Center for Process Excellence at Arizona Public Service. Charged with the responsibility to review best practices, they discovered that a Business Process Architecture (BPA) would be the best vehicle for […]

Innovation: Leadership Qualities that Enable Innovation

Innovation: Leadership Qualities that Enable Innovation Victor Howard contends that accomplishing transformation is the mission of organizational leaders, and the process of transformation, more often than not, involves innovation. In his Column this month, he discusses the three qualities common among all leaders who successfully deliver innovation – focus, foundation, and freedom. Read Victor’s insightful […]

BPM in Europe: From Corporations to Cooperations

BPM in Europe: From Corporations to Cooperations How will “six degrees of separation” affect corporations? Frits Bussemaker sees an opportunity for companies to benefit from internet based peer communities that are supported by the emerging power of dot.Cloud computing. He cites several examples of companies already successfully pursuing this technology. For more on this compelling […]

Process Maps and FMEA Help Prepare Utility for Disaster

Process Maps and FMEA Help Prepare Utility for Disaster David Marden In this timely Article, David Marden, Phil Hannan, and Myron Olstein provide a case study that offers some practical and time-saving measures for successful implementation of the Six Sigma methodology. Two Six Sigma tools – process maps and the failure mode and effects analysis […]

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