Archives for May 2010

Preparing for Change

Preparing for Change We are all vaguely aware that environmental changes may affect our businesses. The volcanic ash over Europe in April was a stark reminder of just how suddenly radical change can occur. Business process practitioners should be planning today for similar radical change in the future.

The Changing Business Process Market

The Changing Business Process Market In the heady days of 2004, it seemed to many as if BPM was simply a name for a new kind of software that companies would use to organize their processes. Today, BPM means a lot more than that, and it is increasingly obvious that BPM is merging with several […]

From the Outside World to Internal Structure

From the Outside World to Internal Structure Oscar Vincenti sees Business Process Management as the consolidator of all the aspects of business, from the outside world to the internal structure. Is this an overstatement? Read his engaging ideas on how the Customer Value Proposition provides key elements for the development of an enterprise architecture.

Beyond Toyota

Beyond Toyota Jim Womack, Founder and Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute, urges us to look beyond Toyota and create management systems and organizations that can practice (not just preach) Lean every day, year after year. He exhorts Lean advocates to work at creating sustainable Lean Enterprises in every industry, in every country. Read this, […]

The Business Process Transformation Framework: Part 2

The Business Process Transformation Framework: Part 2 In the second Article of their three part series, Rick Burris and Robert Howard present a scenario in a global company that has determined that its Master Scheduling process is failing to produce the required results. The company decides to re-engineer the master supply planning process. Read their […]

Performance Improvement: Measuring Process Performance

Performance Improvement: Measuring Process Performance In the first of three Columns devoted to process metrics, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins cite some of the pitfalls they have encountered over the years, including some of their own mistakes as well as those committed by others. They name and define the five most common pitfalls and end […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: Smartphones – The Ultimate IT Platform for the New Enterprise

BPM and the New Enterprise: Smartphones – The Ultimate IT Platform for the New Enterprise Rashid Khan admits that three years ago he hated cell phones, considering them noisy, intrusive and a pain in the neck, and only begrudgingly used the one given to him as a gift. With the evolution of cell phones to […]

MDA Journal: The ISO 20022 Common Global Implementation – Streamlining Corporate-Bank Connectivity

MDA Journal: The ISO 20022 Common Global Implementation – Streamlining Corporate-Bank Connectivity In his Column this month, David Frankel parses the ISO 20022 payment and cash management messages which aim to streamline electronic communication between banks and corporate customers. This initiative has recently gained traction globally and, once the growing pains are addressed, promises a […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget—Part 2

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget—Part 2 In Part 2 of Process Architecture on a Budget, Alec Sharp continues his discussion of a project he is currently working on that involves completing enterprise process identification on a limited budget and within a short time frame. This month, he focuses on issues relating to […]

2009 BPM & Workflow Handbook: Spotlight on Government. Edited by Layna Fischer.

2009 BPM & Workflow Handbook: Spotlight on Government. Edited by Layna Fischer. This book, by the Workflow Management Coalition, brings together a number of papers on how process methodologies and technologies are being deployed today. This year’s handbook focuses, in particular, on processes in government.

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