Archives for 2019

December 2019

This month I want to say a special thank you to all of our authors for contributing valuable new information to my knowledge of Business Process Management. Each month I learn something new from each and every Column and Article we publish.  I hope all of you, our members and readers, have the same experience. […]

How to Make Your Financial Department Run More Smoothly

Experience as a business process consultant has informed Lewis Robinson’s belief that your whole company benefits when your finance department runs with maximum efficiency. Read the steps he proposes to achieve this efficiency.

The Agile Practitioner: The Importance of Trust

Tom’s role as a scrum master is to encourage practices that make the team more effective. Read why he considers trust an essential ingredient in accomplishing the goals if an “Agile” team.

Harmon on BPM: The Internet of Things

It’s the holiday season and, like many of us, Paul is thinking of gifts for his friends and loved ones. Read his thoughts regarding one possibility he’s considering and why.

December Poll

Business Architecture Essentials: ‘Business Architecture and my Unplanned Marathon’

Roger recalls participating in his second Boston Marathon and the frustration he experienced when he tried to purchase the “iconic” marathon jacket. Read why his search for the jacket turned into a “second marathon” and how his experience relates to business architecture.

Design Thinking versus Business Architecture and Process Improvement

Adrian Grigororiu compares Design Thinking with Design process. Apples and oranges? You may find the result of his efforts surprising.

Performance Architecture: Translating the User Experience (UX)

Roger and Carol see a commonality among User Experience, Performance Architecture, and Business Process. In particular, they see commonality in how analysis/research and product, UX research and UX design are conducted, and how performance and process practitioners can use some familiar tools to leverage improvement of their project results. Details inside.

Business Rules Solutions: The Problems Addressed by Business Rules

In a day and age when machine learning (ML) and AI are all the rage, Ron asks why business rules still matter–a surprising question coming from Ron. Read Ron’s lucid account of why rules do, indeed, still matter and what you should know about them.

Practical Process: Picturing Process

In his Column this month, Roger Tregear presents five pictures that he uses to explain process-based management. Process-based management is about how we work across the organization chart, not up and down it. What does working across the organization chart mean? Read why it matters in Roger’s Column.

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