Archives for March 2012

How People Make Decisions Within Processes

How People Make Decisions Within Processes Analytics, business rules, and a variety of other decision tools are available to help structure a business process. How do we understand and coordinate them? How should we represent them?

Analytics, Business Rules, and Process Mining

Analytics, Business Rules, and Process Mining This month, our Spotlight is on some of the Articles we have published that focus on ways software can help with decision making.

What New Technology Should a Manager Use?

What New Technology Should a Manager Use? New technologies are constantly being introduced. Which specific new technologies should executives embrace, and which can wait? Here is another argument for the importance of business process management in the executive suite.

Performance Improvement: Seeing a Process—the Power of Visual Analysis

Performance Improvement: Seeing a Process—the Power of Visual Analysis This month Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins have invited Chris Ramias, a colleague at Performance Design Labs to describe a technique he calls “visual analysis.” This technique goes beyond simply identifying the problem in a process to actually determining its root cause. Chris identifies a list […]

Examining Capabilities

Examining Capabilities Ralph Whittle After reading the numerous discussions on capabilities on the BPTrends Linkedin site, Ralph Whittle decided to research the available literature on the subject. In this Article, he provides a synthesis of that literature and draws his own conclusions on the suitability of capabilities as a structural element for the Business Architecture. […]

Process Improvements, Measures and Metrics—the Products of Lean Six Sigma

Process Improvements, Measures and Metrics—the Products of Lean Six Sigma Rex Reagan In this Article, Rex Reagan, a former Navy Commander and a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Global Services, focuses on the significance of Lean Six Sigma, its methodologies, its impact on processes, and the value derived from accumulating the resulting measures and metrics. […]

Business Rule Solutions: Seeing the Elephant

Business Rule Solutions: Seeing the Elephant To succeed in the fast-changing, highly-regulated, and knowledge-intensive world organizations must have the right thinking tools to structure the analysis of business complexity. Ron Ross says doing more of the same ,faster, won’t work. He contends that existing IT techniques have maxed out. To solve the problem, you must […]

Business Architecture

Business Architecture Our readers know Mike Rosen as BPTrends’ longtime Columnist on BPM and SOA. Feeling that, at this point, SOA is mainstream, Mike turns his attention to another important aspect of BPM – Business Architecture .In this, his initial Column on the topic, he explores the fundamentals of a Business Architecture and provides his […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—How was School Today?

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—How was School Today? Having explored the research side of BPM in his previous Columns, Jan Recker turns his attention to the education side in his first Column in 2012. Now that BPM has gained worldwide attention, an increasing number of organizations are interested in adopting or expanding BPM initiatives, […]

Processes in Practice: Managing your Risks by Managing your Processes

Processes in Practice: Managing your Risks by Managing your Processes Financial crises over the past decade, including Worldcom, Enron, Lehman Brothers, and now, the Euro, have lead to increasingly stringent financial regulations world wide. Organizations are more and more aware that they must guard against the risk of failing to comply with these regulations. Governance, […]

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