Archives for November 2009

So How Did You Do This Year?

So How Did You Do This Year? It’s been a difficult year for lots of organizations. If you are asked to stand up sometime in the next few weeks and report on the state of BPM in your organization, what might you say?

Business Rules and Business Processes

Business Rules and Business Processes This Spotlight will focus on Articles we have published on the use of business rules and on how business rules are increasingly being used to simplify and support process analysis.

Change Management

Change Management It’s one thing to analyze a business process, identify bottlenecks and then propose a new, more efficient process. It’s another thing to get management and the employees that must implement the process to accept the proposed changes. Change management is a soft, but critical technology for making change more likely and less painful.

Business Rules Solutions: What You Need to Know about Business Rules

Business Rules Solutions: What You Need to Know about Business Rules Ron Ross contends that business rules should be externalized from processes and established as a separate resource. In this month’s Column, he explores this principle of separation called Rule Independence and discusses the many benefits of not embedding business rules in processes. Read his […]

Project Management for Business Process Improvemen

Project Management for Business Process Improvement Many Business Process Improvement initiatives are undertaken without considering the impact their implementation will have on other processes within the organization. The resulting snafus are frequently time-consuming and costly. In this Article, Gina Abudi argues that by applying a Project Management approach managers of these initiatives can avoid negatively […]

Human Processes: Human Interaction Management and Learning

Human Processes: Human Interaction Management and Learning A strong proponent of Human Interaction Management (HIM), Keith Harrison-Broninski believes that by applying its principles, an organization can become a “Learning Organization.” The results will benefit the organization not only in terms of overall performance improvement but, equally important, by providing a more fulfilling workplace for the […]

MDA Journal: A Decade of MDA – An Appraisal

MDA Journal: A Decade of MDA – An Appraisal In 2000 the Object Management Group (OMG) launched its Model Driven Architecture (MDA) initiative. Dave Frankel offers a retrospective on the evolution of MDA during the subsequent ten years, discussing what it evolved from, how it was first envisioned, and what it has evolved to. Read […]

Overcoming the Challenge of Real Processes Execution – Business Case

Overcoming the Challenge of Real Processes Execution – Business Case In October, Volkmar Voltzke presented a methodology for transforming concepts into real process executions. Here he presents an actual business case in which a large international company, unable to deliver reliable financial forecasts, successfully confronted the challenge by employing the methodology.

Leading Process Change – Part 3

Leading Process Change – Part 3 In his initial Article, published here in September, Andrew Spanyi proposed that leaders need to develop specific business practices in the three key stages of a process improvement project: getting ready, taking action, and sustaining change. In this Article, he addresses the management practices key to sustaining the gains […]

Merging Academic and Real World BPM

Merging Academic and Real World BPM Erin Noone When offered the opportunity to participate in a real-world BPM project in lieu of a final exam, three MBA students at Arizona State University decided, after much “trepidation,” to accept the option. They chose a project that involved analyzing the Arizona Public Service’s (APS) process for accepting […]

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