Archives for October 2012

Once More: Lean, the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, and BPM

Once More: Lean, the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, and BPM In this Advisor, Paul Harmon considers the history of Lean and the Toyota Production System (TPS) and how it fits with the current interest in Business Process Management.

Scoping Processes

Scoping Processes Too many process analysts think that process flow diagrams, like BPMN, are the most important diagrams an analyst can use. In fact, in most cases a process scope diagram will give you a much better start and more valuable information.

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules, Business Processes and Business Agility—Basic Principles

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules, Business Processes and Business Agility—Basic Principles How do business rules relate to business processes? How do business rules support business agility and migration to new business platforms? What does re-use of business rules really mean? Ron Ross’ Column explains the insights provided in the Business Rules Manifesto on these important […]

Down Under: Business Architecture: A Down Under Perspective

Down Under: Business Architecture: A Down Under Perspective Motivated by Mike Rosen’s recent Columns on Business Architecture, John Jeston decided to weigh in on the definition of Business Architecture from his perspective. Make no mistake – John believes that Business Architecture belongs exclusively in the domain of business, not IT. Read his Column, and let […]

Extreme Competition: Back to the Future of BPM—2012-A Very Special Year

Extreme Competition: Back to the Future of BPM—2012-A Very Special Year In this month’s Column, Peter Fingar provides a summary of the literature that influenced the BPM movement. He begins with the First Wave in the 1920’s and proceeds to the Second and Third Waves in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. We have entered the […]

BPM and Lean: Part 1—The Plan

BPM and Lean: Part 1—The Plan This is the first in a series of three Articles in which the authors, Christine Dicken and Cheryl Walker, will explain how your enterprise can enhance standard BPM methodology with the addition of Lean thinking, to make your organization more agile and flexible. Throughout these Articles, they follow Pete’s […]

Building Mobile Enabled Enterprises

Building Mobile Enabled Enterprises In this Article, Sameer Paradkar, Shyam Dixit, Imran Arfi and Prashant Singh, a team of consultants from the Enterprise Architecture Practice of Wipro Consulting Services, provide an overview of mobile computing and describe the methodology for building mobile enabling enterprises and the benefits to those organizations that adopt the technology.

Performance Architecture: Are you Agile?

Performance Architecture: Are you Agile? As performance architects, Roger Addison and Carol Haig’s perspective on the Agile organization is characterized by 10 adaptive practices. These practices are seen at three levels of the organization—the worker level, the work level, and the organization level. In this Column, they define those 10 practices and provide a Quiz […]

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