Archives for 2021

November 2021

November 2021

Here in the Northeast USA, we are still experiencing a pleasant and uneventful fall. I do enjoy watching the seasons change though winter is not my favorite. This month our publication is a bit lean but does include 3 of our favorite authors, plus some old favorites. I hope you will find some challenging and […]

Manufacturing and Service Processes

Manufacturing processes really do differ from service processes. This is important when you consider that most BPM methodologies were developed when people were focusing on manufacturing. Here Paul Harmon will consider what the differences are and why they are important.

Human Processes: Technical Debt Doesn’t Matter

Keith Harrison-Broninski avers that “In today’s world, architectural technical debt is the new normal. There is no longer advantage in analyzing the poor design of current systems.” He suggests that organizations need to focus on how their systems serve stakeholders throughout society and make best use of emerging technologies. More details inside.

The Agile Practitioner: Agile Leadership

Tom Bellinson provides a strong argument that organizations that rely on the chain of command and the control provided by a fear-based management system will fail spectacularly at agility. Why? Find out.

Harmon on BPM: AI Automation and Jobs

Paul takes on a discussion on everyone’s mind—the inevitable transition to a highly automated world. Although it will not occur overnight, it promises to be painful and frustrating. Nonetheless, Paul believes the more we automate, the cheaper valued goods and services become, and the sooner we can create better societies for all of us. Read this thoughtful and thought-provoking essay, and let us know your thoughts.

Culture Change

Different groups have defined Culture Change for different purposes, and the term has been becoming increasingly fuzzy at the same time that it has been becoming increasingly popular. In this overview, Paul Harmon has tried to sort out some of the basic relationships among the different varieties of culture change.

Lean and Business Process Management

Paul Harmon and Sandra Foster teamed up to write this piece at an earlier date, but it’s a timeless article as apropos today as it was when it was first written. Let us know your thoughts. Anything you would omit or add to update it?

Business Rules Solutions: Rethinking your Business Management Space—Knowledge Alignment

Ron Ross believes the central issue in the “knowledge age” to be effective is communication and that we need to define what we know and how we express it on a much larger scale than we currently do. Read Ron’s perceptive analysis of how we can get to a better place.

An Overview of Network Orchestration

In this Article, Lewis Robinson redefines software networking as another name for the orchestration of networks. It is, he says, “a method for automatically programming the behavior of a network.” He provides more detail on what network orchestration is and explains why he believes it’s so crucial.

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