Archives for 2016

Process and Productivity: The Lost Decade

When you study an organization and try to figure out how to improve the way the sales process works, you may not think of yourself as contributing to the success of the nation.  Ultimately, however, the best way to judge the overall results of process improvement, is by looking at a company or a nation’s productivity. […]

Entrepreneurship and Reinvention is the Order of the Day

Business process change always has many aspects.  Some, today, are focused on new notations (CMMN, DMN) that will allow for more flexible process designs.  Others are focused on integrating cognitive computing techniques into process applications.  I suspect, however, that the most important current trend, however, is the redesign of processes using new technologies.  We are […]

Learning About Process Mining

Over the past two years, Wil van der Aalst, and others associated with promoting Process Mining have developed a free online course that teaches the basics of this exciting approach.  Here is a press release about the course.  If you are in a position to take advantage of this, you should probably consider it… Subject: […]

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?

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