Archives for November 2013

Enterprise Modeling: Checking with Reality

Enterprise Modeling: Checking with Reality Paul Harmon’s Advisor of October 23, 2007, Enterprise Modeling, (LINK) inspired Ed Johnson to write his own perspective on the topic. The author contends that while an organization’s data models and process models differ in purpose and form, they must complement each other. Do you agree? Read his Article to […]

Configurable Process Models: How to Adopt Standard Practices in Your Own Way

Configurable Process Models: How to Adopt Standard Practices in Your Own Way Marcello La Rosa Marcello La Rosa and Marlon Dumas ask, “How do you model business processes that are similar to one another in many ways, yet differ in some other ways from one organization, project, or industry to another?” In response to this […]

On the Maturity of Open Source BPM Systems

On the Maturity of Open Source BPM Systems Petia Wohed In this Article, Petia Wohed, Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede, Nick Russell, Birger Andersson, and Wil M. P. van der Aalst present the results of their examination of existing open source BPM systems. Their conclusions are illuminating for both Open Source developers as well as […]

November 5, 2013

Changes to the BPTrends Monthly Update This month, you will note some changes to the content and the publication formats on the BPTrends website. We are in the process of updating the look and feel of BPTrends as well as adding some new features and deleting others. The November Update reflects the addition of Executive […]

Down Under: The Perpetual Question: What is BPM—A New Perspective

Down Under: The Perpetual Question: What is BPM—A New Perspective In his Column this month, John Jeston offers a new perspective on defining Business Process Management that he believes will explain the potential of BPM to senior executives and skeptics who may doubt its effectiveness. Read John’s Column for details of how the technique he […]

Human Processes: Capturing Knowledge with Processes

Human Processes: Capturing Knowledge with Processes Keith Harrison-Broninski posits that drawing a business change process in BPMN will not capture the most important aspects of the process. He proposes Virtual Team Planning (VTP) as a more helpful method to capture a business change process. In this Column, he elaborates on techniques for implementing VTP. Read […]

Performance Improvement: Remembering Geary Rummler

Performance Improvement: Remembering Geary Rummler This month, Alan Ramias and Cherie Wilkins warmly remember Geary Rummler, a BPM thought leader and founder of Performance Design Labs, on the fifth anniversary of his death. They recall humorous and engaging anecdotes regarding some of his most memorable traits–his love for modeling, his troubled relationship with technology, his […]

The Second Wave of Lean

The Second Wave of Lean Peter Mathijssen Roger Burlton and Peter Mathijssen propose a method to avoid a failed Lean implementation. They suggest that the second wave of Lean involves the application of Business Process Management techniques. Business Process Management techniques, they argue, help practitioners to visualize and analyze processes. Read their Article to learn […]

The Intersection of Innovations

The Intersection of Innovations Lavanya Easwar In this Article, Lavanya Easwar examines the collaboration and convergence of the Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) innovations and how their intersection opens diverse opportunities for businesses to better serve their customers. It also focuses on various interrelated elements of an Enterprise and what IT must consider while […]

BPM 2013

BPM 2013 The International Business Process Management Conference is the leading scientific BPM conference series, attracting over 300 BPM experts including academics, analysts, developers, and practitioners. This year the conference was held in Beijing, China. BPM experts from 28 countries participated to discuss the state-of-the-art in process management. In this Article, Wil van der Aalst […]

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