Code Red and the Mess Hall—or the Difference between Tacit and Explicit BPM While reading “IT-Enabled Leadership,” a report prepared jointly by INEAD, The European Institute of Business Administration and CIONET, CIO Network, Frits Bussemaker was reminded of the scene in A Few Good Men in which Tom Cruise asks Kevin Bacon where the description […]
BPM in Europe: BPM, Tomorrow’s Discussion, and the Whuffie Factor In his final Column for BPTrends, Frits Bussemaker reflects on the past seven years of BPM in Europe. To achieve a sustainable future, Frits advocates limiting, rather than expanding, the scope of BPM which he thinks is blurring the definition of BPM. You will want […]
BPM in Europe: Community Building Down Under In October, Frits Bussemaker went “Down Under” to give the keynote address at a BPM Conference focused on the future of BPM. In the course of preparation and presentation, he observed the similarities between managing a community of independent people and managing an end-to-end business process. Here, he […]
BPM in Europe: From Corporations to Cooperations How will “six degrees of separation” affect corporations? Frits Bussemaker sees an opportunity for companies to benefit from internet based peer communities that are supported by the emerging power of dot.Cloud computing. He cites several examples of companies already successfully pursuing this technology. For more on this compelling […]
BPM in Europe: Eat your own Dog Food Frits Bussemaker argues that BPM Conferences tracks and presentations are just as “siloed” as the organizations represented by the attendees at the conferences.He urges the organizers of BPM Conferences to “model the event according to the BPM message: Facilitate a dialogue and align the presentations.” Read his […]
BPM in Europe: The Process Community While attending a summer BPM Conference in Portugal, Frits Bussemaker not only discovered the effects of cultural differences in how meetings are conducted, but, more importantly, learned the advantages of sharing BPM case studies among local communities globally. As a result, he and his colleagues established The Process Community […]
BPM in Europe: Think Ahead, Stay Small Frits Bussemaker challenges the notion that “thinking big” sends the right message to managers skeptical of the benefits of becoming a process centric organization. Read this month’s Column to learn why he believes “think ahead, stay small” is a more appropriate slogan for winning over the unconvinced.
BPM In Europe: BPM Leadership In his first 2008 Column, Frits Bussemaker discusses a topic of major importance – BPM leadership. He believes, as many do, that leadership is more about cooperation and collaboration than control, and that a collaborative environment is an ideal environment for a process-centric organization. Read his Column to learn why […]
BPM in Europe: ABS Inside! In his Column this month, Frits Bussemaker resumes his use of analogies to offer his perspective on BPM trends in Europe. He reflects on the 2007 European BPM conferences and finds some outcomes bemusing. Find out why and read his latest analogy and how it applies to the current state […]
BPM in Europe: Gaudi & Gravity Just as the renowned Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, applied a creative use of gravity to achieve his unique design concepts, Frits Bussemaker challenges the reader to consider alternative imagery to “change management icebergs” and “strategy pyramids” to reduce the complexity of creating and aligning business processes within organizations.