Archives for September 2010

Who in the World is Using BPM?

Who in the World is Using BPM? Here is a quick survey of some of the BPM hot spots in the world, some thoughts about why they are hot and a forecast of some other places that are about to become BPM hot spots.

Rolling Out a Generic Process

Rolling Out a Generic Process A number of companies have focused on identifying and standardizing common processes that occur in different locations within their organizations. Here’s a story about what was involved when a hospital implemented and rolled out a common, generic process to identify the location of hospital equipment within the hospital facility.

Practical Process: Occasionally, It has to be Remarkable

Practical Process: Occasionally, It has to be Remarkable Roger Tregear was alarmed when he read recently that fewer than 40% of major improvement projects succeed in reaching their stated goals—obviously not a statistic to quote in garnering support for a process improvement project. How can practitioners improve on that statistic? He asserts that process improvement […]

Business Rules Solutions: Building Business Capability

Business Rules Solutions: Building Business Capability This month, Ron Ross departs from his usual focus to discuss business rules in the context of a new cross disciplinary conference event, Building Business Capability, that will feature thought leaders and practitioners in Business Analysis, Business Rules and Business Process Management. Read Ron’s Column for details.

BPM—Quo Vadis?

BPM—Quo Vadis? Joachim Van den Bergh The authors of this Article, Stijn Viaene, Joachim van den Bergh, Friedrike Schroeder-Pander and Willem Mertens, conducted six years of intensive research to determine the strategic positioning and future challenges of BPM. Read their Article and find out for yourself what their research has revealed about the issues and […]

BPTF Framework, Part 1

BPTF Framework, Part 1 Tom Mercer In the first of a three-part series, Tom Mercer, Dennis Groves and Vasco Drecun, discuss the rationale behind the development of Business Process Transformation Framework (BPTF), an emerging technology/methodology, and define the three transformational dimensions applicable to every company.

Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud?

Extreme Competition: Fractal Enterprise Architecture and BPM – Can UML or BPMN Model a Cloud? Peter Fingar contends that existing Enterprise Architecture approaches and today’s BPM systems lack the flexibility to accommodate Cloud based, loosely coupled, stateless architectures. These architectures feature complex business ecosystems made up of large numbers of participants spread across the globe. […]

Performance Improvement: Building Metrics for Process

Performance Improvement: Building Metrics for Process In their May Column, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins began a series on process metrics. They cite some of the recurring problems and pitfalls they have encountered in working with clients, including: creating metrics that were unlinked to management of the business; creating disorganized piles of metrics instead of […]

MDA Journal: Business Applications in the Cloud-Mobility Era

MDA Journal: Business Applications in the Cloud-Mobility Era Considering Cloud Computing from a different perspective, David Frankel discusses the potential business benefits made possible by the new technology, as well as the complexity it introduces in dealing with scalability. He believes model-driven approaches to enterprise software, although not a cure-all, can play an important role […]

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