White Papers and Technical Briefs

White Papers are in depth essays that explore a specific topic of interest to business process change managers and Technical Briefs are shorter papers. All White Papers and Technical Briefs are written by individuals with specific expertise in, or knowledge of, the topic of the essay. Both of these features have been discontinued and similar content is covered in Columns, Articles, Blogs and Editorials.  All White Papers and Technical Briefs are listed here in the order they were initially posted to this site, beginning with the most recent posting.

From CIO to CPO via BPM

From CIO to CPO via BPM Last month, we published a Technical Note by Howard Smith pointing to this new BPM Whitepaper he has written for CSC. This month, we are posting the paper itself to make it a permanent part of the BPTrends BPM archive. Many readers probably first learned of BPM systems when […]

BPM Works

BPM Works Howard Smith provides a brief introduction to his recently published CSC White Paper: From CIO to CPO via BPM: The Next Generation of Enterprise Automation.

The Move to Web Service Ecosystems

The Move to Web Service Ecosystems Alistair Barros In this thoughtful paper, Alistair Barros, of SAP Research, and Marlon Dumas, of Queensland University of Technology, Australia, consider the evolution of Web Service Ecosystems and how such environments will support business process management systems.

Human Capital Management Planning

Human Capital Management Planning In this broad survey, Gopala Krishna Behara of Wipro Technologies considers the basic concepts of Human Capital Management and shows how these concepts can be applied by business process consultants to effect savings and resource optimization.

How Boeing A&T Manages Business Process

How Boeing A&T Manages Business Process Pamela Garretson Attendees at the last two DCI BPM conferences have had an opportunity to hear Pam Garretson describe how Boeing’s Airlift & Tanker group manages business processes. Many regard this Baldrige Award winning group as having one of the very best business process management systems in the world. […]

The Mists of Six Sigma

The Mists of Six Sigma Alan Ramias worked at MTEC, which later became Motorola University, during the Eighties when Six Sigma was born and evolved. In this article he sorts through the various myths surrounding Six Sigma and provides an insightful look at the real origins of Six Sigma.

Service-Oriented Design: Part IV: Business Process Design

Service-Oriented Design: Part IV: Business Process Design Thomas Erl Thomas Erl has just published a major book titled Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design (Prentice-Hall, 2005. 760pp. $44.99). This is a book for IT analysts and designers who need a technical understanding of SOA. Chapter 16, which we reproduce here, provides an introduction to BPEL […]

The Six Sigma Market

The Six Sigma Market In this short piece, Celia Wolf and Paul Harmon offer an overview of the technologies being used by practitioners in the current Lean Six Sigma market, and then do some calculations and conclude that today’s Six Sigma consultancies are earning around $200 million a year, and growing steadily.

Workshop Proceedings: The Process modelling Group, Eindhoven, June 2005

Workshop Proceedings: The Process modelling Group, Eindhoven, June 2005 In July we published a short report on the meeting of Petri Net and Pi Calculus gurus that took place June 6-8 in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. Here is the complete report. Obviously these were rather technical discussions, and not for everyone. If you are going […]

Workflow and Business Rules: a Common Approach

Workflow and Business Rules: a Common Approach Heinz Lienhard and Urs-Martin Kunzi, of Switzerland’s ivyTeam-SORECOGroup, consider how Business Rules should be combined with workflow. Rules can be developed independently, but the authors argue that it is much more productive to combine the two approaches using the latest software tools.

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