Archives for December 2012

Processes and a Decision Model Notation

Processes and a Decision Model Notation I attended the OMG’s Technical Meeting this month and had an opportunity to discuss, among other things, their new specification on their Decision Model Notation (DMN). This new standard is going to be important in 2013 and beyond.

Lessons from the US Election

Lessons from the US Election Running a US election campaign is an intense effort. In the recent US elections over 2 billion dollars was spent in less than a year and some of the best minds in the US worked on crafting the strategies and the messaging. Can ordinary organizations learn anything from the Obama […]

Business Architecture: Processes, Value Streams and Capabilities

Business Architecture: Processes, Value Streams and Capabilities Aware that there is often much confusion about the differences between processes, value streams and capabilities, Mike Rosen sets about to eliminate the confusion. To graphically illustrate his perspective on the differences, he provides a comparison chart describing distinctive characteristics of these elements in terms of their purpose, […]

Performance Improvement: Who Does What?—Role Responsibility Charting in Improvement Efforts

Performance Improvement: Who Does What?—Role Responsibility Charting in Improvement Efforts Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins have been using the role-responsibility matrix (RRM) for decades in their work as consultants for Performance Design Labs. Over the years, they’ve developed a number of refinements to the standard tool and its use, which they describe and illustrate in […]

Extreme Competition: Agent-Oriented BPM (aoBPM) and a Confession

Extreme Competition: Agent-Oriented BPM (aoBPM) and a Confession Peter Fingar contends that intelligent agents are poised to transform the way we model the enterprise and build information systems. In the first part of this two-part Column, he explores the what and why of this advanced technology and the business and technical benefits and implications. In […]

Performance Architecture: Care and Feeding of a High Performance Team

Performance Architecture: Care and Feeding of a High Performance Team Observing a high-performing team in action led Roger Addison and Carol Haig to an investigation of how such teams are created and sustained. They observed that high-performing teams thrive under the conditions established to nurture their creativity and initiative. In their Column this month, they […]

Process Management—10 Questions that can Change Everything

Process Management—10 Questions that can Change Everything Vincent Pierce and Andrew Spanyi contend that there are common themes that underpin most high performing companies. They have organized those common themes into an integrated Process Management Framework that provides the foundation for answering the 10 questions outlined in the Article.

BPM and Lean, Part 3—Do, Check and Act

BPM and Lean, Part 3—Do, Check and Act When we left Pete’s Pizza Palace, Pete Jr. and his staff had identified the problems in the preparation and delivery processes and had agreed on the plan to solve them. Now, Pete Jr. and the staff need to implement the plan making certain that the solutions do […]

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules, Procedural Languages, and Enterprise Architecture—Basic Principles

Business Rule Solutions: Business Rules, Procedural Languages, and Enterprise Architecture—Basic Principles In his Column this month, Ron Ross explains the insights offered by the Business Rules Manifesto relating to procedural languages and enterprise architecture. He concludes his Column by stating that IT professionals should not be the ones responsible for determining whether the business logic […]

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