Notes on Innovation/Spotlight

Notes on Innovation are essays on innovations involving new technologies, techniques and strategies that that influence the way we work and live today. Spotlights are short essays on specific topics with descriptions and links to all related articles previously posted to BPTrends.  Both of these features have been discontinued and similar content is presented in Columns, Articles, Blogs and Editorials.  All Notes on Innovation and Spotlights are posted in chronological order, beginning with the most recent posting.

The Business Process Design/IT Interface

The Business Process Design/IT Interface Some process work involves changes that do not involve Information Technology. Most, however, involve process changes that are subsequently captured in, supported by, and/or implemented in, software systems. This Spotlight focuses on some of the Articles and Columns that BPTrends has published regarding the handoff between process analysis and design […]

Accessing Data via Your Glasses

Accessing Data via Your Glasses Google has recently unveiled a plan to produce digital glasses that incorporate batteries, a GPS unit, wireless internet access, a voice activated phone, a camera, and a computer that can project a browser page on the inner surface of glasses – in other words, a smart phone in a pair […]

BPM for Government

BPM for Government This month we focus our Spotlight on some of the Articles we have published on process change at government agencies. These Articles range from straight forward improvement projects to the use of frameworks and the development of architectures for major government agencies.

Charging Electric Cars with Magnetic Resonance Coupling

Charging Electric Cars with Magnetic Resonance Coupling This month we focus our Note on Innovation on a technique for charging electric cars without connecting a power line to the car battery. Imagine that instead of power lines electric cars could be charged via devices embedded in a parking lot surface or on a highway.

Analytics, Business Rules, and Process Mining

Analytics, Business Rules, and Process Mining This month, our Spotlight is on some of the Articles we have published that focus on ways software can help with decision making.

Academic BPM

Academic BPM This month we focus our Spotlight on some of the Articles we have published that are authored by academics and/or are about BPM related programs offered by academic institutions around the world.

Notes On Innovation

Notes On Innovation We have been publishing Notes on Innovation for two years now. This month we remind readers of why we created Notes on Innovation, provide an index to the Notes published to date and invite readers to submit Notes on Innovation of their own.

3D Printing

3D Printing New technology makes it possible to scan objects and print them as 3-D objects using 3-D printers. Where appropriate, this technology makes it possible to generate one-off items on demand. Consider whether or not this technology might be appropriate for a process you are redesigning.

Lean and Lean Six Sigma

Lean and Lean Six Sigma Lean and Lean Six Sigma continue to play a significant role in the process change market. Over the years, BPTrends has published a variety of articles and reviews on these important technologies and this month’s Spotlight focuses on some of them.

Bar Codes, URLs and Job Aids

Bar Codes, URLs and Job Aids New technology makes it possible to place bar codes on objects that, when scanned, will call a URL. For example, a bar code on a medical device can be scanned into an iPad providing access to a site that presents an operating manual for the device.