Archives for January 2012

Is IT Driving Process?

Is IT Driving Process? In a recent publication, a leading analyst group suggested that IT is driving the process movement. We suggest it’s a bit more complex than that and propose an alternative model that shows how multiple disciplines are working together to create today’s process movement.

Academic BPM

Academic BPM This month we focus our Spotlight on some of the Articles we have published that are authored by academics and/or are about BPM related programs offered by academic institutions around the world.

The Coming Year

The Coming Year In this Advisor we provide an overview of the major process events in 2011 and some ideas on what we think is likely to occur in 2012.

Practical Process: Exchanging Value

Practical Process: Exchanging Value Roger Tregear posits that delivering value is only one part of what actually happens in an organization’s value chain. Organizations must deliver value and receive value in return in order to be sustainable. Read his advice on how to maintain a balance between the Customer Value Proposition and the Process Value […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: That Squishy Culture Stuff

A Practitioner’s Perspective: That Squishy Culture Stuff What is the relationship between business process change and organizational culture? With this Column, Alec Sharp sets the stage for a series of Columns to address this question. Basing his analysis on his experiences in working with a broad spectrum of organizations, he kicks off the series with […]

Business Rule Solutions: Basic Principles for Business Rules

Business Rule Solutions: Basic Principles for Business Rules Ron Ross believes that business rules are a powerful tool for business process professionals and business analysts seeking to simplify processes, enabling them to come to grips with real-life complexity, and to improve communication within the organization. In his Column this month, Ron explains the basic principles […]

Performance Improvement: In from Left Field

Performance Improvement: In from Left Field In the first three Columns of their series on the Process Centered Organization, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins presented examples that started in the “core of the business” and that were initiated and driven by line of business executives. In this, the final Column of the series, they discuss […]

A Complete Model of the Super Market Business

A Complete Model of the Super Market Business Frank Steeneken and Dave Ackley present a supermarket model that introduces a comprehensive framework for managing the complexity of a supermarket, and a blueprint for visualizing how a supermarket organization actually operates.The model was developed to provide a tool for efficient process definition, design and improvement.

How Many Processes Does Your Organization Use to Run its Business?

How Many Processes Does Your Organization Use to Run its Business? In his previous Article that appeared in our November publication, Carl Lehmann advocated a portfolio management approach to Business Process Management. In this Article, he proposes conducting a business process inventory as a first step in a BPM initiative, a step that will assess […]

BPM Organization and Personnel—Part 2

BPM Organization and Personnel—Part 2 Jim Boots In Part 1 in a series of Articles on BPM capability development featured in our December publication, Jim Boots addressed the mission and formation of the BPM Support Group. In this second Article, Jim defines the eight essential roles for developing and providing BPM capabilities that will position […]

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