Harmon on BPM: Two Types of Digital Transformation

This month Paul continues his discussion of Digital Transformation. In this Column, Paul draws a distinction between Digital Transformations that are, in fact, redesigns, and those that really involve creating a new process from scratch.

Applying Process Frameworks: Process Challenges Don’t have to be so Challenging

Holly Lyke Ho Gland, a principal research lead at APQC, presents the results of their annual priorities survey. The results suggest that process management challenges continue to be top priorities for business in 2017. Read her Column for suggestions on dealing with those challenges.

Business Rules Solutions: The Story of Al’s Spreadsheet and Absent Brains

A few years ago, Ron Ross’ organization, Business Rules Solutions, was invited to conduct a one-week facilitated session for a national taxation authority. The objective was to reverse-engineer business rules from a very complex spreadsheet called Al’s Spreadsheet. Read Ron’s Column to discover the lessons learned from that engagement.

Harmon on BPM: Digital Transformation

In this Column, Paul discusses the impact of the digital transformation on BPM. He urges business process analysts and developers to rethink how their organizations’ work and to develop the new kinds of digital systems and infrastructure needed to survive in the near future.

Essentials of Business Architecture: ‘Developing your Capability Architecture: It’s all about being able to get things done’

Roger Burlton explores the various perspectives on the definition of a “capability.” His goal is to ensure that, regardless of how you define capability, that you maintain an approach that is business oriented and not just about IT.

Human Processes: Happy New Processes

To date, the focus of business process practitioners is on defining and then streamlining workplace activities. Keith Harrison-Broninski wonders if that will be the case in ten years. Read his Column to discover his thoughts on the future of business process. What do you think?

Process Improvement: Are Process Architectures Useful?

In his Column last month Paul Harmon questioned the value of developing a detailed process architecture. The debate continues on the BPTrends LinkedIn site. In this Column, Alan Ramias reflects on his own extensive experience with process architectures and how his opinion about the value of such an exercise has changed several times.

Practical Process: All in the Mind

Roger Tregear considers an organizational “process mind set” an essential ingredient for successfully maintaining processes. In this Column he defines the characteristics of such a mindset and offers suggestions for achieving it in your organization.

Harmon on BPM: What Comes Next?

In his first Column of the New Year, Paul speculates on what changes might be in store for Business Process Management in 2017. Do you agree or disagree with his projections? We hope you will share your thoughts on the subject.

Class Notes: Where to Study Business Process Management? A Global Perspective Based on EDUglopedia.org

This month, Jan vom Brocke updates previous Class Notes Columns which described the wide range of locations throughout the world where BPM education was offered. Now, the University of Liechtenstein has developed a website, EDUglopedia.org for pooling knowledge of BPM courses worldwide. Read Jan’s Column for details.