Archives for July 2009

BPM in Greece

BPM in Greece I recently attended a KPMG BPM meeting in Greece and was very impressed with the sophistication of the BPM projects presented. This Advisor provides a glimpse of some of those projects, and clearly demonstrates that BPM is alive and prospering in Greece.

Human Performance Improvement

Human Performance Improvement Geary Rummler always claimed his goal was performance improvement. The term means many things, but one thing it definitely meant to Geary Rummler, and to the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), is a methodology and tools to improve human performance. In this Spotlight we consider some of the Articles we have […]

Are You a Business Analyst?

Are You a Business Analyst? Many business managers think that all Business Analysts are just Software Analysts focused on defining the requirements for software automation projects. Recently, however, there is a broader role emerging for BAs-one that might be called Business Process Practitioner which extends beyond software automation to include a focus on improving the […]

Human Processes: The First Step for BPM is HIM

Human Processes: The First Step for BPM is HIM When it comes to challenging conventional wisdom, Keith Harrison-Broninski is no stranger, and his Column this month reconfirms his reputation as an independent thinker. He asks, “Do you want to get value for money, motivate your staff, and stay afloat in the Internet Age?” If your […]

General Motors—What’s Next?

General Motors—What’s Next? In this Article, Jim Womack, Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute, provides an insightful examination of the decline of General Motors, a decline that he believes began in the recession of 1979. To learn his thoughts on what’s next—not just for GM but for Lean as well, read his compelling […]

Business Processes and Patent Law

Business Processes and Patent Law After reading a recent article in the New York Times titled “Justices Weigh Issue of Patenting Business Methods,” Celia Wolf, CEO and Publisher of BPTrends, was inspired to consider how decisions by the US Patent Office impact business processes and software. Read her Article to learn what “a business method […]

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part II-The Design Process

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part II-The Design Process In Part I of this series which we published in May, Mike looked at the relationship of business processes to business services in terms of functional decomposition. This month, he examines the ways in which those concepts fit into the overall design process. Mike […]

Point of View: Perspectives on Process Modeling

Point of View: Perspectives on Process Modeling Resuming an examination of a subject that, by his own admission, has gotten him in trouble in the past, Roger Burlton plunges headlong into the ongoing issues and challenges surrounding BPM process modeling. He argues that a one size fits all stake holders approach can, and frequently does, […]

BPM in India: Bridging the Digital Divide Through the Mobile – A Process Perspective

BPM in India: Bridging the Digital Divide Through the Mobile – A Process Perspective In 2008, cell phone service expanded by 10 million connections per month in India—much of the expansion extending into rural areas. This phenomenal growth obviously presents unique opportunities and challenges. Jyoti Baht and Jude Fernandez examine the potential for Indian companies […]

Performance Improvement: Varieties of Process Ownership

Performance Improvement: Varieties of Process Ownership In their Column this month, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins describe the evolution of process ownership. Besides identifying various approaches to process ownership and citing examples from their own experiences, they also suggest the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. The question arises; do we need process ownership at […]

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