Archives for October 2016

What You See Understand is What You Get – business process modeling for everyone

In the first of a two-part series, Adrian Mos, a Senior Scientist and Manager of the Enterprise Architecture group at Xerox Research Centre Europe, suggests a simpler alternative to BPMN. Read his Article to learn about this work in progress.

Practical Process: The Best Thing?

Roger Tregear wonders if BPM is the best thing since sliced bread, and if process-based management is so good, why isn’t everyone doing it? He offers some answers to these questions in this Column. Read his analysis and see if you agree.

BPM and Lean: Prepare your Organization for Change: from ‘What’ to ‘How’ – Free Ebook

In this Column, Peter Matthijssen and his co-author, Marc Lankhorst discuss their thoughts on making an organization more adaptive and include a link to a free copy of their newly published eBook, The Adaptive Enterprise. Read inside for details.

Business Architecture Essentials: What Does A Good End-to-End Process Architecture Look Like?

Continuing his series on the Essentials of Business Architecture, Roger focuses this month on defining a good end to end business architecture. With the use of numerous illustrations, he provides a clear step-by-step presentation of how to develop a good business architecture.

Harmon on BPM: Transitioning to Cognitive Process Analysis

At this point in time, we are halfway between the old approach to process analysis and a new approach. In this Column, Paul discusses the new dynamic process modeling techniques which will enable us to model processes that change from one instance to the next.

Human Resources: Human Data

In this Column, Keith examines the key aspects of data to see how they relate to human processes. He presents a new model for analysis that makes explicit the connection of data to human processes. Keith’s model not only clarifies how data differs from the uses to which it is put, but also explains the human processes required to collect data and do something useful with it.

Question 8: Quality of Process or Process of Quality?

Each month we are publishing a summary of a single Chapter in Paul Harmon’s and Roger Tregear’s book, Questioning BPM, in which 33 respected thought leaders in the BPM community respond to a set of 15 questions. This month, Paul writes a summary of responses to Question 8: Quality of Process or Process of Quality?

Path to Passion: A Pursuit of Professional Excellence

Miriam Wade, Senior Business Analyst, Agile Coach and Scrum Master at Walmart presents Path to Passion: A Pursuit of Professional Excellence.

November 2016

Dear BPTrends Member: This month we are pleased to welcome Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland to our excellent list of Columnists. Readers of the monthly Update will be familiar with Holly’s writing. She has contributed numerous Articles on Process Frameworks and has committed to writing a quarterly Column titled “Applying Process Frameworks,” the first of which appears this […]

Applying Process Frameworks: Driving Process Improvements: At the Intersection of Benchmarking and Process Frameworks

APQC conducted a survey to better understand common benchmarking practices and the value benchmarking provides. Here, Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland summarizes the results of the survey and concludes that intersecting benchmarks with a process framework helps organizations improve their process improvement efforts.