Archives for December 2018

The end of 2018 and 2019 is almost upon us. What do you expect–at your organization?

The Agile Practitioner: Striking a Balance–Meetings vs. Work

In this month’s Column, Tom urges practitioners to regularly evaluate what meetings are on their calendars and challenge their necessity. Meetings are, after all, time consuming and ultimately expensive in terms of sacrificing work time. He suggests a number of alternative communication methods and urges you to make sure that a meeting is the best option before choosing it.

Performance Architecture: Paradise Lost

In their Column this month, Roger Addison and Carol Haig, both residents of California, draw on the Camp fire in northern California and other recent examples of worldwide natural disasters to present a list of invaluable information that will help you create a plan for what to do should disaster strike.

Reference Architecture & Frameworks–A Consolidation

Sameer Paradker, a Solution Architect with IBM Global Business Services, details the elements that comprise a process architecture and the benefits it brings to an organization.

Business Rule Solutions: Five Reasons to Model your Company’s Value Chain

Ron Ross poses the question, “Why does the Business Agility Manifesto consider value chains so important?” In this Column, Ron describes how taking a macro view of the company can help to create a plan that will assist in eliminating the problem of organizational silos and non-integrated applications and channels.

Harmon on BPM: Process Improvement–The Perennial Concern

While process perspective has always been important, it has become ever more important as organizations become more automated and as software systems link automated activities into automated processes. Read Paul’s take on what will be the next driver of a surge in process improvement enthusiasm in 2019.

The Super User Role: An Extended Concept

Laila Māra Pesoa, a process knowledge management expert at the Cabot Corporation, introduces a new concept—that of the Super User role, a process and knowledge specialist located in each department within the organization who works as the liaison between the BPM structure and people who work in it.

December 2018

Dear BPTrends Member: If you are busy decking the halls, please take a time out and read the Articles and Columns in this month’s Update. From Paul’s prediction on the next driver of process improvement enthusiasm to Ron Ross’ answer to why the Business Agility Manifesto considers value chains so important, I hope you will […]

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