Archives for November 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.

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