Archives for April 2011

Where Does BPMS Fit Into BPM?

Where Does BPMS Fit Into BPM? Similarly, we have often been asked about the relationship between BPMS applications and BPM? Here is an overview of how we see BPMS and BPM working together.

BPM and ERP

BPM and ERP This month, Spotlight looks at some of the Articles that BPTrends has published on ERP applications and the relationship between ERP and BPM.

Lean, Process Redesign and BPM

Lean, Process Redesign and BPM We are often asked about the relationship between Lean and BPM. Here is an overview of how we see Lean and BPM working together.

BPM and IT Cost Reduction: A Well-timed Challenge

BPM and IT Cost Reduction: A Well-timed Challenge Diego Passadore and Eugenio Garcia discuss BPM as a tool for IT cost reduction by exploring a specific case involving a license management process at a leading knowledge-based software development tool provider. The company had recently established new bases of operation in several locations and decided to […]

The Five “Rights” of Business Process Management

The Five “Rights” of Business Process Management While working with a client in the medical field, Howard Webb became aware of The Five “Rights” of patient care, a checklist used by members of the nursing profession as a precaution against making critical errors in ministering to patients. In reflecting on the usefulness of the checklist, […]

Processes in Practice: A Process is Not Just a Flow Chart (or a BPMN Model)

Processes in Practice: A Process is Not Just a Flow Chart (or a BPMN Model) In his Column this month, Rob Davis argues that creating process drawings using a graphical design tool is not adequate for designing any serious business processes. He believes that to ensure effective business performance, organizations need a process modeling tool […]

The Anatomy of Software Frameworks

The Anatomy of Software Frameworks In this Article, Sameer Paradkar outlines historical data around frameworks and explains standard approaches to framework development. Whether you are in the process of selecting a framework application or developing one, Sameer’s Article will provide useful information to assist you in your effort.

Practical Process: What Do We Believe?

Practical Process: What Do We Believe? Roger Tregear opens his Column this month by asking what, as evangelists for BPM, do we believe are the essential and compelling elements of process-based management? Roger contends that in attempting to respond to that question, too often we try to explain BPM and process-based management by focusing on […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—Of Ivory Towers and Boundary Spanners

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—Of Ivory Towers and Boundary Spanners In his debut Column, Jan Recker lays the groundwork for future Columns by analyzing the results of the Delphi Study undertaken by his research group at Queensland University in 2010. The research was conducted among three groups—BPM academics, vendors of BPM software and consultancy […]

Performance Architecture: Sustainable Performance Architecture—the 3-D Enterprise

Performance Architecture: Sustainable Performance Architecture—the 3-D Enterprise Using Rediscovering Value—Leading the 3-D Enterprise to Sustainable Success, authored by Geary Rummler, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins, Carol Haig and Roger Addison launch this month’s discussion of performance architecture. The authors lay out the steps an organization must take to align and balance the 3 dimensions of […]

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