Archives for 2009

Practical Process: Practical Governance<

Practical Process: Practical Governance In his Column this month, Roger Tregear attempts to clear up the confusion caused by the proliferation of jargon surrounding BPM Governance. He presents his perspective on the five key elements required to establishing effective BPM Governance and the 7 Deadly Sins to be scrupulously avoided in implementing and maintaining a […]

BPM: A Global View – What BPM Can Learn from Robotics

BPM: A Global View – What BPM Can Learn from Robotics Rashid Khan analyzes the step-by-step development of the robotics industry and concludes that the Japanese learned from the practical implementation of robotics and achieved global leadership in robotics. In contrast, BPM players have continually pursued a grand vision without facing the challenges of real […]

From Process Analysis to Employee Job Aids

From Process Analysis to Employee Job Aids Jim Boots In this Article, Jim Boots, Senior Process Advisor in Chevron’s IT Company, and Paul Harmon, BPTrends Executive Editor and BPTrends Associates Chief Methodologist, team up to describe a specific approach that Chevron developed to transition from running process improvement projects to supporting day-to-day employee performance, with […]

Extreme Competition: Cloud Computing Management Innovation

Extreme Competition: Cloud Computing Management Innovation Peter Fingar describes the power of process driven Cloud Computing and suggests that organizations taking a wait and see attitude are travelling at their own risk. In fact, he posits that the best way to undermine your competitors is to tell them that Cloud Computing is just a bunch […]

BPM Conference Europe 2009

BPM Conference Europe 2009 At the BPM Conference Europe, 2009, Dee Carri conducted a networking session focused on process improvement. The participants shared their own experiences to identify areas where they, or other organizations known to them, successfully delivered clear benefits in a short time span – speed being one of the critical success factors […]

So How Did You Do This Year?

So How Did You Do This Year? It’s been a difficult year for lots of organizations. If you are asked to stand up sometime in the next few weeks and report on the state of BPM in your organization, what might you say?

Business Rules and Business Processes

Business Rules and Business Processes This Spotlight will focus on Articles we have published on the use of business rules and on how business rules are increasingly being used to simplify and support process analysis.

Change Management

Change Management It’s one thing to analyze a business process, identify bottlenecks and then propose a new, more efficient process. It’s another thing to get management and the employees that must implement the process to accept the proposed changes. Change management is a soft, but critical technology for making change more likely and less painful.

Business Rules Solutions: What You Need to Know about Business Rules

Business Rules Solutions: What You Need to Know about Business Rules Ron Ross contends that business rules should be externalized from processes and established as a separate resource. In this month’s Column, he explores this principle of separation called Rule Independence and discusses the many benefits of not embedding business rules in processes. Read his […]

Project Management for Business Process Improvemen

Project Management for Business Process Improvement Many Business Process Improvement initiatives are undertaken without considering the impact their implementation will have on other processes within the organization. The resulting snafus are frequently time-consuming and costly. In this Article, Gina Abudi argues that by applying a Project Management approach managers of these initiatives can avoid negatively […]

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