Archives for April 2010

A Green Analysis of a Value Stream

A Green Analysis of a Value Stream Value Chains were popularized as a way of understanding how much a process cost and to identify which activities added what to the overall value of the outputs. In this Advisor, we focus on how we can use similar concepts to determine the environmental costs of core business […]

BPMN for Business—The Role of the Customer

BPMN for Business—The Role of the Customer BPMN (Business Process Management Notation) is one the more popular process flow notations used by BPM practitioners today. Business people using BPMN have concerns that are different from IT and they commonly extend the core BPMN notation to support those concerns. A good example is the key role […]

Business Process Transformation Framework

Business Process Transformation Framework Given the number of well-publicized failed Enterprise Resource Planning system implementations, most will agree that there is a strong case for the need to improve process implementation. In this, the first of three Articles, Rick Burris and Robert Howard introduce an emerging process improvement technology called Business Process Transformation Framework (BPTF). […]

Interneer’s Interneer Intellect, Version 6.5

Interneer’s Interneer Intellect, Version 6.5 Romeo Elias Interneer’s Interneer Intellect is a Human Centric Business Process Management Suite for creating, automating, and managing business processes. Interneer Intellect was designed to simplify Business Process Management and make it accessible to companies of all sizes. All stakeholders login to the same environment, and, depending on their role, […]

Show me the Money

Show me the Money In this engaging Article, Christine Dicken and Carla Howard, performance consultants at Arizona Public Service, describe how they were able to convince the sponsors of the Center for Process Excellence that, despite economic hard times, investment in continuous process improvement was worthwhile. How did they do it? Literally, by proving the […]

Down Under: 10 Impediments to Achieving Process Excellence

Down Under: 10 Impediments to Achieving Process Excellence Using imaginative illustrations to characterize the 10 impediments to achieving process excellence, John Jeston and Johan Nelis provide a chart that identifies the symptoms and suggestions for dealing with the impediments. The presentation not only offers a refreshing approach to defining common problems on the road to […]

BPM in India: BPM and Quality Management—Will the Twain Meet?

BPM in India: BPM and Quality Management—Will the Twain Meet? Quality management has buy-in and commitment from senior management in most Indian companies, while BPM resides in the domain of IT. Jyoti Bhat and Jude Fernandez provide an inside look at how, in most Indian companies, the two groups remain unaligned in working toward their […]

Extreme Competition: Enterprise as a Service (EaaS) – That’s Where BPM Comes In

Extreme Competition: Enterprise as a Service (EaaS) – That’s Where BPM Comes In Are you in the Larry Ellison camp and wonder, “What the hell is cloud computing?” And furthermore, do you wonder, “What does it have to do with BPM?” If these are questions you’ve asked in the middle of all the hype around […]

Human Resources: Hyper-productive Working Practices

Human Resources: Hyper-productive Working Practices If you have ever been engaged in a project requiring you to use techniques and technologies you are not completely familiar with, you may have welcomed an interruption from a colleague seeking your help on an unrelated matter. Welcome as the distraction may have been, it likely caused a significant […]

Application of Enterprise Architecture Patterns in Hospitals

Application of Enterprise Architecture Patterns in Hospitals In their second and final Article defining their approach to enterprise and process architecture, Oscar Barros and Cristian Julio present the application of the approach to hospital management. The application is part of a large project being conducted under the auspices of the Health Ministry in Chile. In […]

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