Archives for 2010

2010 Winners of the OMG Sponsored BPM/SOA Competition

2010 Winners of the OMG Sponsored BPM/SOA Competition The goal of the BPM/SOA Case Study Competition was to highlight business success stories and lessons learned and to provide insights for other organizations considering or pursuing BPM, SOA or combined BPM-SOA adoption. In this Article, Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG, presents a […]

Business Rule Solutions: Agility Based on Business Rules—Just Common Sense

Business Rule Solutions: Agility Based on Business Rules—Just Common Sense Ron Ross asserts that today’s business systems aren’t agile. To create agility, he exhorts business process practitioners to stop thinking of business rules as simply another form of software requirement. Software requirements go away once a project is completed. For business rules, in contrast, a […]

Down Under: the Sell, Definition and Frustration

Down Under: the Sell, Definition and Frustration Spurred by recent comments on the BPTrends Linkedin Discussion Group, John Jeston and Johan Nelis attempt to address the ongoing question of how to sell BPM in your organization. The authors organize the various questions and comments into two major categories—intangible sales approaches and tangible sales approaches. Read […]

Business Process Management, Basics and Beyond: How Work Gets Done by Arjit Singh (Artie) Mahal

Business Process Management, Basics and Beyond: How Work Gets Done by Arjit Singh (Artie) Mahal Using examples and anecdotes from his early career at Mars North America where he headed up a business process change project to his later career as a respected and sought after BPM training and education consultant, Artie Mahal has written […]

Executives, Process, Outsourcing, and Mergers

Executives, Process, Outsourcing, and Mergers Too many companies treat outsourcing initiatives and mergers as executive decisions made without input from the process practitioners. In fact, a process-focused approach ought to play a key role in this type of decision.

Task Analysis

Task Analysis This month, our Spotlight focuses on Task Analysis and highlights some of the best Articles that BPTrends has published on the topic.

The Need for BPM Standardization

The Need for BPM Standardization Paul Harmon – October 12, 2010 Within the broad discipline described as Business Process Management there have been several efforts to create a common body of knowledge. The field is diverse and more work needs to be done. The various disciplines within BPM need to achieve some agreement on common concepts and […]

Process Management as a Service

Process Management as a Service Is a service a process and vice-versa? In this Article, Michael Rosemann provides an answer to the skeptics in the BPM community who regard everything as a process – “process as the ultimate first class citizen” – and who doubt that the service concept can add new insights. Professor Rosemann […]

BPM and the New Enterprise: BPM Vendors Lag in New Technology Uptake

BPM and the New Enterprise: BPM Vendors Lag in New Technology Uptake While looking for a workflow product to deploy a bug tracking solution for his new company, Rashid Khan discovered that, among the many BPM/workflow systems on the market, a low-cost and easy-to-deploy system does not exist, leaving him, and others like him in […]

Human Processes: Big Processes

Human Processes: Big Processes What, you may well ask, are “Big Processes” as opposed to small ones? In order to see the elephant in the room, Keith Harrison-Broninski suggests you stop identifying processes with flow chart diagrams. Read Keith’s thought-provoking Column to learn how a Human Interaction Management System (HIMS)deployment can effect order-of-magnitude changes while […]

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