Archives for April 2012

How Should a Business Analyst Begin the BPM Journey?

How Should a Business Analyst Begin the BPM Journey? Increasingly, BAs are looking at BPM as a means of increasing their ability to deliver value to their organizations. In this Advisor we provide our advice on how to achieve this objective.

Charging Electric Cars with Magnetic Resonance Coupling

Charging Electric Cars with Magnetic Resonance Coupling This month we focus our Note on Innovation on a technique for charging electric cars without connecting a power line to the car battery. Imagine that instead of power lines electric cars could be charged via devices embedded in a parking lot surface or on a highway.

Architecture and Process Management

Architecture and Process Management In this Advisor we consider some of the different ways in which various groups understand and define business architecture and how these perspectives relate to how most BPM practitioners approach modeling an organization’s processes.

Best Practices for Socializing Business Process Improvement Initiatives

Best Practices for Socializing Business Process Improvement Initiatives To ensure buy-in at all levels of the organization, Gina Abudi advocates socializing Business Process Improvement Initiatives prior to the actual start of a project. In this Article, she provides steps to take to develop an organization-wide communication plan and techniques for socializing the initiative, including strategies […]

Human Processes: Harrison-Broninski’s Second Law

Human Processes: Harrison-Broninski’s Second Law What, you may wonder is Harrison-Broninski”s Second Law. Put simply, it evolves from the premise that we are in the “6th distinct period of computing”—one in which social media make it possible to create your own digital, virtual identity. The ramifications, Keith asserts, will have a profound impact on Information […]

A Process Reference for Product Innovation and Lifecycle Management (PLCOR)

A Process Reference for Product Innovation and Lifecycle Management (PLCOR) Albrecht Ricken In this Article, Albrecht Ricken and Thorsten Meinberg introduce PLCOR, (Product Lifecycle Operations Reference) a SCOR-like reference model for marketing and innovation management. The model spans all activities along the lifecycle from concept to mass adoption, to product discontinuation and defines 5 distinct […]

Towards BPM 2.0

Towards BPM 2.0 In this thought-provoking Article Hans Wierenga, maintains that in order to achieve a BPM model that deserves the 2.0 designation, we need to radically revise our idea of process. Some readers may find the Article more provoking than thought-provoking, and, as always, we encourage your comments.

BPM and the Discipline of Execution

BPM and the Discipline of Execution Why do so many business process improvement initiatives fail? In this Article, Yuri Blyke, Senior Management Consultant in BPM at IBM Global Services, proposes a framework for analysis inspired by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan’s book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. Bossidy and Charan identified three core […]

Extreme Competition: An Architecture for Innovation

Extreme Competition: An Architecture for Innovation Peter Fingar asks, “How do you make innovation a repeatable and sustainable Process?” To achieve that end, he proposes that you develop an Innovation Architecture or operating environment just as you develop an Enterprise Architecture. He offers a high level illustration of an Innovation Architecture with guidelines to help […]

Performance Architecture: Are you Certified?

Performance Architecture: Are you Certified? Roger Addison and Carol Haig suggest that Profesional Certfication can often be just what you need to further your career. In their Column this month, they provide a useful list of references to Professional Certification Programs and the organizations that grant them.

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