Archives for March 2013

Trends in BPMS

Trends in BPMS This month we attend the bpmNEXT conference at Asilomar, which will focus on the latest trends in BPM software. This Advisor will report on some of the insights gained by looking at cutting edge products and talking to the people that are making change happen.

Working at Different Levels

Working at Different Levels Process work varies greatly, depending on the level at which one works. Some work to develop business architectures. Some work to redesign major processes. Others work to automate tasks or to help individuals perform their jobs. The level at which one works has a lot to do with one’s goals, tools, […]

Maximizing the Value of Enterprise Process Modeling

Maximizing the Value of Enterprise Process Modeling Craig Hoggett Craig Hoggett and Purav Shah address a question frequently discussed on BPTrends – why do so many BPM change initiatives fail to deliver on their promises. The authors believe that there are some key components that contribute to a successful process governance approach, which, if understood […]

Human Processes: Celtic Collaboration

Human Processes: Celtic Collaboration Keith Harrison-Broninski focuses on the challenges faced by organizations attempting to coordinate long-term complex activities of workers from multiple locations. Such work can’t be successfully done using case or process management tools. Instead, Keith suggests that this work is most effectively carried out by “virtual teams,” and he presents a method […]

Business Rule Solutions: Big-P Process is Dead—Long Live Configuration Agility!

Business Rule Solutions: Big-P Process is Dead—Long Live Configuration Agility! Consumer demand for product/service customization along with an accelerating rate of change mean that business activity no longer occurs in an orderly fashion. Exceptions are now the rule. Thus, Ron Ross claims the procedural paradigm does not scale any longer. He proposes, instead, an approach […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—the BPMVE Wunderkammer

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—the BPMVE Wunderkammer \In this Column, Jan Recker and a team of colleagues and students at Queensland University of Technology offer insight into what can only be described as a thrilling area of BPM research, BPM in Virtual Environments, BPMVE. It’s a work-in-progress that you don’t want to miss.

An Approach to Managing Landscape Architecture

An Approach to Managing Landscape Architecture Transformations in organizations resulting from mergers, acquisitions or the overhaul of processes often bring a radical change to the entire business landscape and, by association, the entire IT landscape. In this Article, Sameer Paradkar and Jay Kulkami, propose an application classification that enables pinpointing areas where there is need […]

Performance Improvement: Seeing a Process—the Power of Visual Analysis

Performance Improvement: Seeing a Process—the Power of Visual Analysis This month Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins have invited Chris Ramias, a colleague at Performance Design Labs to describe a technique he calls “visual analysis.” This technique goes beyond simply identifying the problem in a process to actually determining its root cause. Chris identifies a list […]

Beyond Business Process Improvement, On To Business Transformation: A Manager’s Guide, by John C. Jeston

Beyond Business Process Improvement, On To Business Transformation: A Manager’s Guide, by John C. Jeston. Beyond process redesign is business redesign – and the kinds of major changes that Hammer argued should be the real goal of process change efforts. John Jeston has written a book about how to make major change happen.

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