Archives for October 2021

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.

Class Notes: The BPM Billboard – A Tool for Planning and Scoping BPM Initiatives

In this Column, Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues Jan Mendling, Michael Rosemann and Manuel Weber, present a tool – the BPM Billboard – which has been developed to capture all relevant aspects of a successful BPM approach in a “one-page-representation”. Read to see a useful tool for your BPM practice.

October 2021

As the great Nat King Cole crooned, “La Di Da ‘Tis Autumn,” While you await the leaves to change, you will, I hope, welcome some autumnal thoughts on BPM from our authors and contributors.  Ron Ross considers effective communication in this, the knowledge age and Lewis Robinson introduces a new perspective on networking. As always, […]

Harmon on BPM: Business Rules vs. Machine Learning

There are different ways to think about a business process–as a series of activities linked together to accomplish a goal.or as a series of decisions that result in a desired outcome. Paul contends that todays’ businesses are focused on using new Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to develop business decision systems which can be developed more quickly and are easier to maintain than older methods.

October 2021

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