Archives for July 2010

Processes vs. Projects

Processes vs. Projects There has been some discussion on our BPTrends LinkedIn Discussion Group on whether a process is a project. Here’s our take.

Notes on Innovation: RFID Tags

Notes on Innovation: RFID Tags Our first Note on Innovation introduces Radio-Frequency IDentification tags—chips that can be embedded in products that are used to track and locate items in supply chains or on the retail floor.

What Can Enterprise Process Work Accomplish?

What Can Enterprise Process Work Accomplish? Most organizations are focused on redesigning and improving their core processes. A growing number, however, are working to integrate and manage processes throughout the entire enterprise. What’s involved in this type of enterprise process work?

Points of View: Who Cares About Your Business Processes? Part 2

Points of View: Who Cares About Your Business Processes? Part 2 In his March Column, Roger Burlton explored some ways of looking at our external business stakeholders, based on communications between organizations and those they serve and those who serve them. In this month’s Column, Roger describes what we need to know about relationships and […]

BPM in India: Spreading their Wings – Home-Grown Indian BPM Products

BPM in India: Spreading their Wings – Home-Grown Indian BPM Products While much has been written about the global BPM players and their efforts to increase their market share in the rapidly expanding Indian BPM market, Jyoti Bhat and Jude Fernandez thought it would be interesting to look at the Indian BPM players, how they […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: The Case for Mobile BPM

BPM and the New Enterprise: The Case for Mobile BPM In his May Column, Rashid Khan argued that smartphones would become the ideal platform for running Web and SaaS applications. In this Column, he asks why BPM is lagging in the support of smartphones, and what types of BPM tasks are suitable for smartphones. Read […]

Processes in Practice: What Organizations Need is a BPM Road Map

Processes in Practice: What Organizations Need is a BPM Road Map After reading the June 15th BPTrends Advisor, Once More, What is BPM?, Rob Davis asked himself another question, “Why is it so difficult to get organizations to care about business process?” Rob believes that the ongoing confusion regarding the meaning of BPM causes roadblocks […]

BPM Governance Framework

BPM Governance Framework In this Article, Vitaly Khusidman defines the requirements of a comprehensive framework that can serve as a single point of reference for all methods, artifacts, and tools needed for implementing a successful BPM initiative. Although the list of requirements is not complete, Vitaly sees this Article as a starting point for creating […]

Performance Architecture: The Checklist – The Great Equalizer

Performance Architecture: The Checklist – The Great Equalizer As practitioners, Roger Addison and Carol Haig, have long advocated for the “job aid” as a first response to most requests for performance improvement help. One such tool is the checklist. They were excited to discover another advocate in the Surgeon for the World Health Organization, Dr. […]

ERP Systems: Unlock the Hidden Value

ERP Systems: Unlock the Hidden Value If you believe that your ERP system hasn’t lived up to expectations, don’t despair. Tom Sonde has some practical advice to help you unlock the hidden value, “marry process with technology, and apply best practices.” Easier said than done, you say. Read Tom’s Article for the details.

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