Archives for October 2013

Two Approaches to BPMS

Two Approaches to BPMS There are, broadly speaking, two basic approaches to BPMS—a procedural approach and a declarative approach. In this Advisor, we consider the basic assumptions and the value of each approach.

Value Chains, Value Streams and Business Architecture

Value Chains, Value Streams and Business Architecture Some in the business architecture space are creating confusion by continuing to use the term value stream in a misleading manner. Here’s a little review of the history of some key terms.

Practical Process: Mind the Gap

Practical Process: Mind the Gap As readers of Roger’s Column are aware, he believes in remarkable—not merely okay—BPM. One of the qualities of a remarkable BPM practice is being continuously aware of the gaps between actual and desired performance and doing something about closing the gaps. In this Column, Roger discusses the elements necessary to […]

Business Rule: Get a Grip onOperational Business Decisions:

Business Rule: Get a Grip onOperational Business Decisions: This month, Ron Ross discusses operational business decisions which he says are a commonly overlooked target in business process modeling. An operational business decision has structure that can’t be captured using business process models, use cases, or similar techniques. He proposes, instead, a top-down diagram called a […]

Process on Demand – Building Agile Businesses with On Demand Process Applications

Process on Demand – Building Agile Businesses with On Demand Process Applications In this Article, Peter Whibley explores the growth in enterprise business applications and looks in depth at the emergence of on demand process applications. He believes that business processes are not immune to this revolution in enterprise IT and that the post PC […]

Business Architecture as Value Proposition Enabler

Business Architecture as Value Proposition Enabler Yuri Blyke argues that when defining capabilities that support a value proposition, the focus should be on unique, core capabilities that really differentiate an organization from its competition and provide it with an advantage. In this Article, he demonstrates a method to define and maintain business architecture for core […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Peace Accord Reached! Process vs. Capability Debate Ends with a Whimper

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Peace Accord Reached! Process vs. Capability Debate Ends with a Whimper Alec Sharp declares the process vs. capability debate has ended (and with a whimper, no less). To prove his point, he recounts events at the recent IRM UK conference in London. Read his Column and decide for yourself. Is the debate […]

Business Architecture: Use Context Diagrams to Bridge from Processes to Services

Business Architecture: Use Context Diagrams to Bridge from Processes to Services Mike Rosen proposes context diagrams as a means to address the challenges business architects face. Here he demonstrates the application of the context diagram and shows how it enables the architect to put things into a broader context, demonstrate the value of his/her work, […]

Business Innovation in the Cloud by Jim Stikeleather and Peter Fingar.

Business Innovation in the Cloud by Jim Stikeleather and Peter Fingar. Gabrielle Field This book brings together many topics relating to BPM – the Cloud, Globalization, Business Innovation and more. The authors build on innovation constructs they have explored over a number of years to challenge readers regarding the world of innovation opportunities in the […]

Fundamentals of Business Process Management by Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling and Hajo A. Reijers.

Fundamentals of Business Process Management by Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling and Hajo A. Reijers Here is a new introduction to BPM for college students studying the subject, which provides a nice overview of what leading BPM programs think important.

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