Business Rules Solutions: Who (or What!) Makes Your Operational Business Decisions?

In his Column this month, Ron recounts several experiences he and his colleagues encountered where incorrectly implemented business rules proved very costly to the organization. To avoid such problems, Ron suggests that control over decisions be put in the hands of business managers. Read his Column to learn the impact poorly implemented business rules can have on an organization.

Performance Architecture: A Dog’s Guide to Business

Roger Addison and Carol Haig constantly search for an exemplary organization that models the Performance Architect’s view of how best to achieve and exceed expected results. Finally, they believe they have found such an enterprise: Guide Dogs for the Blind, a non-profit organization headquartered in San Rafael, California. Read their engaging Column to learn why they believe this organization fits the bill.

Process Solutions: What is the Internet of Things?

Although The Internet of Things provides users and businesses a great opportunity to make life a little easier, Tom Bellinson warns that, left unattended, these devices have the potential to do great harm. Read his concerns and his suggestions for making these devices more secure.

Harmon on BPM: Where is Business Architecture Today?

This month, Paul focuses on Business Architecture and examines the various forms it has taken over the last few decades. He suggests that the comprehensive and complex business architectures from the 80’s and 90’s are no longer viable in the current culture where technology and change are moving at exponential speed. Instead, he recommends that most organizations would do better to focus on defining value chains that contain the problems and analyzing just those business process architectures required to understand and improve the process.

BPM and Lean: Prepare your Organization for Change: from ‘What’ to ‘How’ – Free Ebook

In this Column, Peter Matthijssen and his co-author, Marc Lankhorst discuss their thoughts on making an organization more adaptive and include a link to a free copy of their newly published eBook, The Adaptive Enterprise. Read inside for details.

Practical Process: The Best Thing?

Roger Tregear wonders if BPM is the best thing since sliced bread, and if process-based management is so good, why isn’t everyone doing it? He offers some answers to these questions in this Column. Read his analysis and see if you agree.

Business Architecture Essentials: What Does A Good End-to-End Process Architecture Look Like?

Continuing his series on the Essentials of Business Architecture, Roger focuses this month on defining a good end to end business architecture. With the use of numerous illustrations, he provides a clear step-by-step presentation of how to develop a good business architecture.

Harmon on BPM: Transitioning to Cognitive Process Analysis

At this point in time, we are halfway between the old approach to process analysis and a new approach. In this Column, Paul discusses the new dynamic process modeling techniques which will enable us to model processes that change from one instance to the next.

Human Resources: Human Data

In this Column, Keith examines the key aspects of data to see how they relate to human processes. He presents a new model for analysis that makes explicit the connection of data to human processes. Keith’s model not only clarifies how data differs from the uses to which it is put, but also explains the human processes required to collect data and do something useful with it.

Applying Process Frameworks: Driving Process Improvements: At the Intersection of Benchmarking and Process Frameworks

APQC conducted a survey to better understand common benchmarking practices and the value benchmarking provides. Here, Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland summarizes the results of the survey and concludes that intersecting benchmarks with a process framework helps organizations improve their process improvement efforts.