Meta-Process Analysis

I’ve begun to talk about what I’ve decided to term “meta-process analysis.”  By meta process analysis I mean the analysis of a generic or abstract process — usually a specific type of process like an auto production line process, or a retail store sales process.  The focus of the analysis is to describe ways in […]

Portugal in May

I’m getting excited about the upcoming BPM Conference in Lisbon on May 25th.  The conference is going to focus on the impact of AI and Cognitive Technologies on Business Process Change and I’ve been asked to keynote it.  (For more information on the conference, please check:  lisbon.bpmconferenceportugal.com ) I happen to think that Ai and […]

How does your organization handle its business process architecture? (Chose one)

Harmon on BPM: Business Process Architectures

Paul Harmon says that “Words decay with use.” In his Column this month he explores the various definitions of Business Architecture that have evolved over the years.

Process Improvement: Sole Survivor: How to be Successful as a One-Person BPM Shop

Alan Ramias launches a series of Columns the purpose of which is to suggest things you can do early in the game to get somewhere with BPM when there is only you (at least at first).The early Columns will focus on tactics for early success, as opposed to tools and methods. Read the first in Alan’s Sole Survivor series.

How to Empower Knowledge Workers Using Cognitive BPM

In this Article Adeel Javed, a technology professor with over a decade of experience with BPMtakes a look at how different IBM® Watson™ services can be used within business processes to empower knowledge workers in making better decisions.

Practical Process: Delivering artifacts, not value?

Roger Tregear asserts that it proves to be easy for those closely involved in the theory and practice of process-based management to confuse the delivery of nicely crafted artifacts with delivering real value. In his Column this month he provides a sequence of questions for analysis that will help you avoid that problem

Seven Pitfalls of Process Automation

Aparna Raja, Digital Marketing Specialist at KissFLOW defines the 7 pitfalls of Process Automation and how to avoid them.

Process Solutions: The Process of Startups

Finding a lack of content relating to small businesses in the BPTrends archives, Tom decided to share his experience in starting a new soap business with our readers. The Process Startups is the first of several Columns in which he will describe his progress and setbacks in his and his team’s effort to launch his new business. Follow the first installment of the process.

Transformation

I’ve read many articles on “transformation.”  Older articles seemed to suggest that transformation implied a major change — rather like business process reengineering.  Recently, however, transformation has become popular and everyone now seems free to use it as the equilivent for process change.  This month I asked www.bptrends.com readers for their take on the meaning […]