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January 2022

January 2022

We wish all of our readers a very happy New Year and great success, health and happiness in 2022. This month’s Update includes coverage on topics that we hope you will find compelling and of use in your daily activities. We are sorry to say that this is Mike Rosen’s final Column (see his Column […]

The Theory of Constraints

In essence, the TOC holds that any given process is limited in what it can achieve by one, or at least a very small number of constraints. It is a straightforward approach that provides a number of suggestions for identifying problems and improving them.

Digital Transformation: Architecture Value

Mike Rosen asserts that the key to successful architecture is working with critical stakeholders to help them make better, architecturally influenced decisions, by providing them with information that is structured in a way that is natural to them and helps them do their job better. Read how this goal might be achieved. This is Mike’s last Column as he is retiring this year. We will all sorely miss his expertise and practical knowledge. We wish Mike all the best.

Practical Process: What Should a Process Owner Know?

Roger Tregear cites the Process Owner as “a lynchpin in effective process-based management.” To be successful, a Process Owner must have deep knowledge about the objectives, operation, opportunities, and challenges of their process. In this Column, Roger provides an insight into what the ideal process owner that might look like.

Harmon on BPM: Management Processes

This month Paul turns his focus to Management processes which he believes are less understood than either manufacturing or service processes. Nonetheless, they are just as important to anyone who is engaged in trying to understand how businesses work and how they can be improved.