Archives for November 2010

IT and BPM

IT and BPM Some IT departments have process groups located inside them and think of BPM as an IT initiative. Some companies have BPM groups located in the business units reporting to the CEO and think of IT as a resource. What is the correct relationship between BPM and the business units and IT?

Notes on Innovation: Design Your Own Online

Notes on Innovation: Design Your Own Online This month, our Note on Innovation focuses on a business model that sells products and services that customers can customize and configure online.

What is a Business Architecture?

What is a Business Architecture? In the past couple of years, the term “Business Architecture” has become a lot more common. At the same time, the definition of the term “Business Model” has been expanding. Then, there are the closely related terms “Business Process Architecture” and “Enterprise Architecture.” How do they all fit together?

Process Management—A Global View

Process Management—A Global View On a year-long journey around the world, attending BPM events and visiting BPM clients in Europe and Australia, Andrew Spanyi took advantage of the opportunity to continue his research on how various companies launch and execute process management methods. Read his Article to learn the results of his research. You may […]

Social Media and Social Companies

Social Media and Social Companies Frans van der Reep Frans van der Reep believes that the internet is creating a new reality for the software world. In this Article, he describes his vision of what new software functionality is needed in order to meet the requirements of the networked economy. Read his compelling analysis of […]

BPTF Framework, Part 3: Practical BPTF Application

BPTF Framework, Part 3: Practical BPTF Application Tom Mercer In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, Tom Mercer, Dennis Groves and Vasco Drecun introduced the elements of the Business Process Transformation Framework (BPTF) and described its architectural framework. In this, the final Article of the series, they describe how BPTF provides an organization with […]

Extreme Competition: Process on Demand and Cloud Services

Extreme Competition: Process on Demand and Cloud Services In his Column this month, Peter Fingar argues that without BPM, the Cloud remains a passive environment that can save an organization money and eliminate some operational headaches. But, adding a process layer to the Cloud can revolutionize the way business services are created and consumed and […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Weighing in on BPMN—What it’s good for, What it’s not

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Weighing in on BPMN—What it’s good for, What it’s not Is BPMN a lingua franca – suitable for use by both technical and non-technical audiences? This month, Alec Sharp enters this ongoing argument, presenting his perspective as a long-time consultant and BPM practitioner. Upon reading his Column, some readers will cheer, others […]

2010 Winners of the OMG Sponsored BPM/SOA Competition

2010 Winners of the OMG Sponsored BPM/SOA Competition The goal of the BPM/SOA Case Study Competition was to highlight business success stories and lessons learned and to provide insights for other organizations considering or pursuing BPM, SOA or combined BPM-SOA adoption. In this Article, Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG, presents a […]

Business Rule Solutions: Agility Based on Business Rules—Just Common Sense

Business Rule Solutions: Agility Based on Business Rules—Just Common Sense Ron Ross asserts that today’s business systems aren’t agile. To create agility, he exhorts business process practitioners to stop thinking of business rules as simply another form of software requirement. Software requirements go away once a project is completed. For business rules, in contrast, a […]

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