Archives for July 2013

The BPMS Market

The BPMS Market It’s been awhile since we reported on the major players in the BPMS market. Here’s a quick overview of who’s-who in today’s BPM software market.

Business Process Architecture and Process Improvement

Business Process Architecture and Process Improvement There’s been quite a bit of confusion over the years about what kind of process modeling one does to define a business process architecture and how it compares with the kind of process modeling one does when one redesigns a business process. For awhile they seemed very similar, but […]

Supply Chain Management—A Practical Solution Approach

Supply Chain Management—A Practical Solution Approach To accommodate the disparate functions that comprise an organization’s value chain, Sameer Paradkar proposes a foundation architecture on which more specific solutions can be built. His architecture is based on the Supply Chain Managmenat (SCM) value chain domains and the Supply Chain Operations Refrence-manual (SCOR) process methodology. Sameer claims […]

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—In-Memory Value Creation

Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—In-Memory Value Creation In his debut Column, Jan vom Brocke describes the results of a number of research projects that the BPM group at the University of Liechtenstein conducted on in-memory technology. In the process, they studied one of the early adopters as well as talking to thought leaders on […]

Which Business Process Maturity Model Best Fits Your Organization?

Which Business Process Maturity Model Best Fits Your Organization? Amy Van Looy While working on her PhD in Applied Economics, Amy Van Looy researched a large number of available maturity models and developed a tool to assist practitioners in determining which of the many models best fits their organizations’ needs. The tool consists of an […]

Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Application Portfolio Rationalization Decisions

Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Application Portfolio Rationalization Decisions Arijit Ghoshal As organizations mature, the IT landscape becomes increasingly larger and more complex. Arijit Ghoshal suggests that periodic application portfolio rationalization (APR) helps to eliminate non value adding and non performing applications. In this Article, the author discusses and demonstrates the use of a […]

Practical Process: Why Is It So?

Practical Process: Why Is It So? Acknowledging that “As Is Analysis” is a powerful tool, Roger exhorts practitioners to go beyond the “how it is” to “why is it so.” To do so, he suggests digging into the ancient history of the process to discover how the process has changed over its lifetime, and what […]

Business Rule Solutions: Know What Your Business Rules Are About—Decision Rules vs. Behavioral Rules

Business Rule Solutions: Know What Your Business Rules Are About—Decision Rules vs. Behavioral Rules Ron Ross warns against force-fitting a decision-oriented approach to every business rule problem in business processes. Noting that the differences between behavioral rules and decision rules are pronounced, Ron provides three typical examples to illustrate the differences and to suggest how […]

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries In this review, Tom Bellinson urges readers, even those not involved in a startup, to read this book. All businesses in the 21st Century are expected to be establishing products, services and/or markets on an almost continual basis, and The Lean Startup contains excellent advice on doing just that.

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