Archives for December 2009

What Saves Money Most?

What Saves Money Most? In this Advisor, we present a systematic look at some approaches to saving an organization money and the types of actions that are likely to save the most money while providing the largest overall improvement in organizational performance.

Innovation

Innovation Innovation continues to be a much written about topic. In this Spotlight, we provide a few comments on Innovation and look at some of the Articles BPTrends has published on this important topic.

Complex and Dynamic Processes

Complex and Dynamic Processes Various standards groups and vendors continue to work toward definitions and descriptions that put boundaries on complex and dynamic processes. Here’s how we think about complex and dynamic processes and why we think understanding them is important.

BPM in Europe: Community Building Down Under

BPM in Europe: Community Building Down Under In October, Frits Bussemaker went “Down Under” to give the keynote address at a BPM Conference focused on the future of BPM. In the course of preparation and presentation, he observed the similarities between managing a community of independent people and managing an end-to-end business process. Here, he […]

Communication of Business Process Models via Virtual Environment Simulations

Communication of Business Process Models via Virtual Environment Simulations Ross Brown and Florian Cliquet present a compelling Article on how visual simulation environments, similar to those used in game technology, can be used to effect business process modelling. Don’t miss this fascinating account of the current research in this area, the state of the art […]

Engaging the Business Side in BPM

Engaging the Business Side in BPM Dennis Rohan answers the question faced by many Technical Support Managers – “What do Business Managers Want?” If you’ve ever been confounded by that question, you will find Dennis’ Article an invaluable reference for managing current and future dealings with your business colleagues.

BPM in India: Lifting the Veil

BPM in India: Lifting the Veil In their debut Column for BPTrends, the authors share their insights into the state of BPM in India and forecast the direction Indian companies will likely take to initiate and enhance existing processes. Read their Column for their inside view of the opportunities, challenges and uniqueness of the Indian […]

BPM and SOA: Avoiding Common Failure Modes with BPM and SOA Projects

BPM and SOA: Avoiding Common Failure Modes with BPM and SOA Projects Although the idea of BPM and SOA working together has been around for several years, there still seems to be a limited understanding of what that concept means from an implementation perspective. This month, Mike Rosen reviews the key concepts of BPM and […]

Process as Art and Other Misconceptions

Process as Art and Other Misconceptions Taking issue with a recent article in the Harvard Business Review in which the authors assert that “…some processes naturally resist standardization…” Mitchell Gooze says that, to the contrary, sound process management principles can be applied to processes that require flexibility and human input. Read his Article for details […]

The State of ERP Software: BPMS Integration

The State of ERP Software: BPMS Integration Acknowledging the importance of BPM, ERP vendors are adopting a variety of approaches to incorporating BPMS capabilities in their software. In this well-researched and insightful Article, Tom Bellinson reviews and analyzes the components of these approaches and provides a partial list of ERP vendors and the components they […]

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