Archives for 2015

6 Lean Mean Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

Evelyn Hylton, a contributing writer to TGO Consulting, discusses the upside of incorporating Lean Six Sigma into your organization. Read her Article to learn what she considers 6 Lean, Mean Benefits.of Lean Six Sigma.

Avoiding Risk Management Failure: An End-to-End Process Approach

In this Article, Roger Burlton, Sasha Aganova and Alex Aganov, offer a 7 step approach to assuring success in a risk management program. They have used this approach successfully and contend that it will not only identify the business risks, but also incorporate elements of process improvement that will create lasting and sustainable change in the organization. Read their Article for details on how to implement the 7-steps.

Harmon on BPM: Business Process Management Today

While preparing for the Building Business Capability Conference, Paul began thinking about the differences in BPM now and when he first started working in the field in the late 60’s. In this Column, he provides a brief summary of the state of BPM that motivated managers to pursue a process approach over the following several decades. Paul concludes that, unlike those previous decades, these days, new techniques will be less important than”good, clear thinking about how work gets done.”

Overcoming the Common Challenges of Implementing a Process Framework

In the third and final Article in her analysis of the APQC’s Process Framework survey, Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland presents the implementation challenges most frequently cited by respondents and proposes solutions to overcome them.

The state of BPM today

BPTrends is right in the middle of doing its large bi-annual so we’ll have a lot more information on trends in BPM in the very near future. (If you haven’t taken the poll, click on the purple button on the website and do it today!) Meantime, we asked, this month, as a kind of […]

The BPTrends Bi-Annual Survey

For over a decade BPTrends has run an every other year survey to determine the state of Business Process Management.  As we have largely asked the same questions, we have good data on how the market has evolved over the past decade.  Right now we are running our 6th survey and we need people to […]

October 2015

Dear BPTrends Member: This month we provide a variety of Columns on topics ranging from Measuring Process Performance to Perspectives on the use of Six Sigma and Lean, and the Internet of Everything and BPM. We hope you find these publications of interest and usefulness in your practice of BPM. BPTrends 20% Discount at BBC […]

Where Does Six Sigma Fit into Evolving BPM?

In this Article, Mike DiLeo, president and cofounder of the Management and Strategy Institute, attempts to answer the question of how Six Sigma fits into an environment where BPM is evolving from process improvement to business transformation. He argues that Six Sigma, needs to be integrated into a systemic BPM model and supports his argument by citing results of a German survey of Six Sigma and BPM.

Performance Architecture: Oops! Forgot a Stakeholder

In their Column this month, Roger Addison and Carol Haig discuss the importance of identifying all of the stakeholders every time a new process is contemplated or an existing process is reviewed and updated. They provide a Stakeholder Analysis model to help identify your stakeholders as well as a Stakeholder Check-in model to specify stakeholders’ interests and involvement in the process development or update.

Teaching BPM as MOOC

Marion Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, and Hajo A. Reijers, Professors at universities in Europe and Australia, describe the content of the BPM MOOC—Massive Open Online Course—they designed. The initial offering will be delivered starting on October 12. Read their Article for details.