Archives for June 2012

BPM Software Tools and BPEL

BPM Software Tools and BPEL Much of the original energy driving the current interest in process derived from an interest in new software tools to support the management and execution of business processes. In this Advisor we take a look at what has occurred in the BPMS market during the last few years.

Accessing Data via Your Glasses

Accessing Data via Your Glasses Google has recently unveiled a plan to produce digital glasses that incorporate batteries, a GPS unit, wireless internet access, a voice activated phone, a camera, and a computer that can project a browser page on the inner surface of glasses – in other words, a smart phone in a pair […]

What is a BPM Practitioner?

What is a BPM Practitioner? We often use the term “BPM or process practitioner.” In this Advisor we take a stab at defining the term in more detail and comparing and contrasting it with Lean and Six Sigma practitioners, IT process analysts, Business Analysts, and Business Architects.

BPM & SOA: A Solution for the Enterprise

BPM & SOA: A Solution for the Enterprise Adrian Rossi Although many organizations turn to Enterprise Architecture to solve their process problems, Adrian Rossi contends that EA is not a technique for addressing or solving project-level problems or implementation level problems. He proposes combining BPM and SOA to solve both problems. Read his Article for […]

BPM in a Data Driven Eco System

BPM in a Data Driven Eco System Austin Rosenfeld states that BPM systems are for managing processes, not data. But processes need data, and while major BPM suites support a "Write to ERP" node, surfacing that data is a difficult challenge. Austin suggests that the solution to the “data dilemma” is for BPM suites to […]

Human Processes: Lego vs. Cooking

Human Processes: Lego vs. Cooking What, you may ask, do assembling a Lego structure and cooking have to do with process. Keith Harrison-Broninski attributes the struggle many organizations experience when attempting to improve their processes, to a poor understanding of the different types of business processes. In this Column, he explains the problem and proposes […]

Class Notes: From Product Innovation to Organization Innovation

Class Notes: From Product Innovation to Organization Innovation In his Column, this month, Jan Recker analyzes some of the challenges organizations confront when they begin to view innovation from an organization-centric rather than a product-centric perspective. To be “innovation-ready,” Jan argues that we need to make an effort to extend our toolbox beyond Lean, Six […]

The World is not enough

The World is not enough Joachim van den Bergh Joachim Van den Bergh, Sara Thijs, Öykü Isik, Stijn Viaene, all affiliated with the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, assembled a nine-member panel of experts to discover how BPM could fit into and contribute to the customer-centric concept. They publish the results of their study in […]

Extreme Competition: Innovation Process

Extreme Competition: Innovation Process In these days of extreme competition, Peter Fingar urges BPM practitioners to think beyond the usual processes and to include innovation in the play book as well. In his Column this month, Peter provides a detailed discussion of how to execute and implement a sustainable innovation program in your organization.

Process Solutions: Process Software

Process Solutions: Process Software In his initial Column for BPTrends, Tom Bellinson presents his perspective on how to think about process automation and offers some guidance in how to break down the available options and for choosing the right tools.

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