Archives for September 2012

The Business Process Manifesto

The Business Process Manifesto In this Advisor, Paul Harmon weighs in on the recently published Business Process Manifesto and considers its current and future value in the field of Business Process Management.

Processes and Project Management

Processes and Project Management The discipline of Project Management has been around for quite a while and there is a large BoK and several training curricula devoted to all aspects of Project Management. There are also curricula on managing process redesign projects. How different are they and how much overlap is there?

Code Red and the Mess Hall—or the Difference between Tacit and Explicit BPM

Code Red and the Mess Hall—or the Difference between Tacit and Explicit BPM While reading “IT-Enabled Leadership,” a report prepared jointly by INEAD, The European Institute of Business Administration and CIONET, CIO Network, Frits Bussemaker was reminded of the scene in A Few Good Men in which Tom Cruise asks Kevin Bacon where the description […]

Business Architecture: Business Architecture and IT

Business Architecture: Business Architecture and IT In his last Column, Mike Rosen presented his thoughts on Business Architecture and its foundational domains and practices. His discussion generated feedback from readers, some of whom took issue with his, “taking an IT perspective to business architecture”. Clearly, business architecture and how it is and will be defined […]

Performance Improvement: Uses of the 3-Dimensional Enterprise Model

Performance Improvement: Uses of the 3-Dimensional Enterprise Model In their position as consultants to organizations seeking assistance in undertaking process improvement projects, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins developed the 3 Dimensional Enterprise Model to help them position work system processes in the context of the larger enterprise. They had observed that managers often focus most […]

Drawing Tools and Process Modeling: The Benefits and the Limitations

Drawing Tools and Process Modeling: The Benefits and the Limitations Kristen Hicks Once you’ve made the decision to model your processes, the obvious next step is to select from among the many tools, from simple to complex, that best suit your organization’s needs. In this Article, Kristen Hicks provides four questions and answers , which […]

Developing Connections among the Elements in Management Systems: An Approach to Sustaining Results

Developing Connections among the Elements in Management Systems: An Approach to Sustaining Results Maria Moreira Maria Moreira and Alessandro Micelli contend that establishing and maintaining connections among the elements in an organization’s management system is essential to sustaining the ongoing effectiveness of the system. In this Article, the authors provide a detailed approach for examining […]

Human Processes: Working together on the Web

Human Processes: Working together on the Web This month, Keith Harrison-Broninski takes up the issue of the dedicated virtual enterprise that requires the collaborative efforts of people from multiple organizations, with multiple roles, in multiple locations. What management structures are required to ensure that a virtual enterprise achieves its desired goals? Using a UK healthcare […]

Process Solutions: Relationship Management—the Ultimate Unstructured Process

Process Solutions: Relationship Management—the Ultimate Unstructured Process Years of experience in mapping processes have taught Tom Bellinson that it is imperative to begin with sales and marketing. This same experience also suggests that these two key processes require more focus and attention than most other processes. In his Column this month, Tom explores both the […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—BPM Technology Research—the Case of Apromore

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—BPM Technology Research—the Case of Apromore This month, Jan Recker turns his attention to the technological side of BPM research and education. He engaged in a collaboration with two colleagues at Queensland University, Dr Marcello La Rosa and Eike Bernhard in an initiative on the development of an advanced BPM […]

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