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.

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

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.

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?