Archives for July 2007

Innovation Out of the Box

Innovation Out of the Box Kiran Garimella Kiran Garimella posits that innovation is the most important imperative for an enterprise’s continued growth and competitive advantage. Read how collaborative interactions, facilitated by sound business process management practices, can foster innovative thinking in an organization.

Managing Performance: IT Disasters—A Root Caus

Managing Performance: IT Disasters—A Root Cause Geary Rummler and Alan Ramias contend that a major cause of costly IT disasters is failure to understand the organization as a system on a macro level.Read their Column for an inside view of their Process System Hierarchy framework, which, when used as an analytical tool by IT, can […]

BPM in Europe: Gaudi & Gravity

BPM in Europe: Gaudi & Gravity Just as the renowned Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudi, applied a creative use of gravity to achieve his unique design concepts, Frits Bussemaker challenges the reader to consider alternative imagery to “change management icebergs” and “strategy pyramids” to reduce the complexity of creating and aligning business processes within organizations.

mySAP ERP Roadmap: Business Processes, Capabilities, and Complete Upgrade Strategy by Frank Forndron et. al.

mySAP ERP Roadmap: Business Processes, Capabilities, and Complete Upgrade Strategy by Frank Forndron et. al. This book provides an overview of SAP’s mySAP ERP offering, describes how mySAP and NetWeaver can provide companies with a Business Process Management capability, and considers what’s involved in transitioning to mySAP. Given the massive investment in SAP ERP applications, […]

EFQM

EFQM In this Technical Brief, Celia Wolf provides a brief description of the European Foundation for Quality Management and its EFQM Excellence Model, widely used for audits and benchmarking in Europe.

Management Resource Planning and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children by Charles T. Betz

Management Resource Planning and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children by Charles T. Betz Glenn Assheton-Smith Glenn Assheton-Smith, a Business Process Analyst in an architecture group for a large media company in Canada, recommends this book for IT professionals of all stripes. He says that, although you’ll need your thinking cap to absorb the […]

Competing on Analytics by Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris

Competing on Analytics by Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris have written an important book that looks at Analytics and discusses how some smart companies are making more money owning information about an asset, than owning the asset itself. Every business executive will want to read this book. If your company […]

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