Archives for June 2011

Roles Evolve As Organizations Become More Mature

Roles Evolve As Organizations Become More Mature There are many process roles required in every organization and these roles change as the organization becomes more mature. In this Advisor, we provide an overview of some of the roles an organization needs on its process journey.

Core versus Support Processes

Core versus Support Processes There is a long standing distinction between core processes that generate value for customers and support processes that enable the core processes. This is a key, if sometimes confusing, distinction that every process modeler ought to understand.

BPM and Compliance Management: From Overhead to Getting Ahead, Part 1

BPM and Compliance Management: From Overhead to Getting Ahead, Part 1 Compliance with government regulations is a fact of life that all organizations must deal with and business processes are among the most critical components of a compliance system. Neeli Basanth Kumar argues that instead of regarding compliance implementation as overhead, managers should think of […]

Practical Process: What if “Top Down” Isn’t Possible?

Practical Process: What if “Top Down” Isn’t Possible? In an ideal world, all BPM initiatives would begin with the enthusiastic commitment of top management. However, in most organizations, this is not the case. In most cases, BPM practitioners spend most of their time engaged in Process Improvement projects. In his Column this month, Roger Tregear […]

BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud

BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud Not wishing to be left out of the seemingly omnipresent discussions of the Cloud, Mike Rosen devotes this month’s Column to a discussion of the relationship between SOA and the Cloud. Since the Cloud is about making IT resources available as services and SOA is about creating solutions […]

MDA Journal: Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) – Standardization for Semantic Interoperability

MDA Journal: Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) – Standardization for Semantic Interoperability Created in 2008 to define standards for service-oriented architecture in the banking industry, BIAN takes an unusual approach to vertical market software standardization that focuses on semantic interoperability. David Frankel offers a thoughtful and engaging analysis of the challenges confronted by IT units […]

The Elements of Southbeach Notation 0.9

The Elements of Southbeach Notation 0.9 Green is ‘useful’, red is ‘harmful’. A dashed line is ‘insufficient’, a dotted line is ‘potentially’. These and many other visual idioms are defined by Southbeach Notation, a unique and visual approach to innovation, improvement, problem solving and other analytical tasks. This month, the authors of Southbeach, Howard Smith […]

The Power of Mobile-Enabled BPM

The Power of Mobile-Enabled BPM Austin Rosenfeld contends that IT systems have not kept pace with today’s consumer demands for instant access to information from anywhere at any time. He sees mobile-enabled BPM as the technology delivers that access. If, like me, you’re unfamiliar with the term mobile-enabled BPM and how it will impact your […]

Down Under: BPM and Change Management – Two Perspectives

Down Under: BPM and Change Management – Two Perspectives Inspired by Paul Harmon’s May 10 Advisor on BPM and Change Management, John Jeston and Johan Nelis decided to present their individual perspectives on this topic. Both perspectives are worthy of consideration, and they are offered here in a single Column. Let us know what you […]

The Handbook on Business Process Management 1 & 2, edited by J. vom Brocke and M. Rosemann.

The Handbook on Business Process Management 1 & 2, edited by J. vom Brocke and M. Rosemann. The Handbook of BPM represents a major effort to define our profession. In this review, Harmon looks at the contents of the book and asks what it says about BPM.

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