Archives for March 2010

Management, Strategy, Processes and Petroleum

Management, Strategy, Processes and Petroleum In a recent article about how British Petroleum turned itself around at the beginning of this decade, the author focused on strategy and personality and didn’t say much about process. As we read the article it seemed to have so much to say about process that we decided it was […]

Business Process Frameworks

Business Process Frameworks Slowly but surely business process frameworks, like eTOM, SCOR and VRM, are gaining the attention of organizations that want to move up the process maturity scale as quickly as possible. With a minimum of effort, a business process framework can significantly change the way an organization conceptualizes and manages its processes.

Process, Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard

Process, Strategy Maps and the Balanced Scorecard We recently attended a workshop on strategy mapping and it caused us to consider exactly what the role of process should be in strategy mapping and scorecard development. In this Advisor, we present our thoughts.

ISO 9000: A Springboard to BPM

ISO 9000: A Springboard to BPM Sam Anbazhagan believes that the early adopters of ISO 9000 were better able to successfully deploy BPM tools than were those who delayed or avoided adoption of the standard. Does ISO 9000 deserve another look? Read Sam’s thoughts on the subject to see if you agree.

BPM and the New Enterprise: Processes and the New Enterprise

BPM and the New Enterprise: Processes and the New Enterprise For several years, Rashid Khan, founder and former CEO of Ultimus, wrote a BPTrends Column titled BPM: A Global View. Recently, Rashid launched a new start-up company, and we asked him to write about the role of business process in his new venture He agreed […]

Practical Processes: The Important Questions

Practical Processes: The Important Questions In a bit of whimsy involving The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which suggests that “The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42,” Roger Tregear considered that perhaps The Ultimate BPM Problem is that we have plenty of answers and not enough questions. So, […]

Evolving the Decision Model with Views

Evolving the Decision Model with Views Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle can cite successful implementations of the Decision Model in many large scale enterprises, but what about one of the more challenging business rule environments – the nationwide, multi-line insurance company? These companies must operate within as many as 55 regulatory mandates. How do […]

Business Rules Solutions: From Rule Book Management to Business Governance

Business Rules Solutions: From Rule Book Management to Business Governance In his Column this month, Ron Ross discusses how business rules and the governance of an enterprise are inherently and inextricably linked. In other words, the better your organization becomes at deploying policy and business rules effectively, the better it will become at the details […]

Points of View: Who Cares about your Business Processes?

Points of View: Who Cares about your Business Processes? Sorting through the myriad, complicated relationships among stakeholders is a challenge to any change manager, but a challenge that must be overcome if the project is to succeed. In this Column, Roger provides a foundational model for stakeholder analysis that will be of interest to any […]

Enterprise and Process Architecture Patterns

Enterprise and Process Architecture Patterns Much has been written by professional practitioners and academics about efforts to align enterprise architecture with business strategy. In this comprehensive Article, the first of two, Oscar Barros and Cristian Julio propose a model for enterprise architecture derived from numerous practical business design projects, performed by graduate students at the […]

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