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Process Solutions: Process Automation: Life On theWeb–WordPress

In his initial Column for 2016, Tom Bellinson describes the process he and his partners followed in launching their 100% web-based enterprise. They began by setting up the domain with their hosting service and doing a baseline installation of WordPress. Tom takes us through all of the steps in the process and highlights the do’s as well as the don’ts in building your web presence.

Process Solutions: Process Automation—Keeping What You’ve Got!

As both a technologist and process professional, Tom Bellinson often finds himself considering the cost/benefit ratio of acquiring new technologies. In this Column, he urges caution before replacing your existing ERP software with newer software solutions and details his reasons why.

Process Solutions: Process Automation: Building the Perfect Beast

When Tom Bellinson took a position at a large public university, he was exposed to some process management challenges that were considerably different from those he encountered in the small and medium size businesses he had worked in for most of his career. Universities tend to have far more processes than do small to mid-sized organizations which led to some using automation tools such as Microsoft Access and Apple’s FileMaker Pro. In this Column, Tom defines the four sets of integrated capabilities present in both tools—Data Modeling, Interface Design, Report Builder, and Programming Logic, and demonstrates how each tool can be used to automate processes.

Process Solutions: Process Automation from Scratch

Process Solutions: Process Automation from Scratch Over the course of 2013, Tom Bellinson has written about a number of canned off the shelf (COTS) products that can be used to automate processes with some degree of “configuration.” In this Column, Tom focuses on the more complex circumstances in which configuring a COTS solution is not […]

Process Solutions: Social Media Marketing Process Automation

Process Solutions: Social Media Marketing Process Automation In case you haven’t noticed, the marketing landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade, and strategies for accommodating the changes include the use of social media to reach customers and prospects. Tom Bellinson provides an insightful examination of the components of the new landscape and some of […]

The Agile Practitioner: Everything’s Going Agile

In his final Column for BPTrends, Tom Bellinson continues his role of providing thoughtful and well-articulated advice to process practitioners as they begin or continue their Agile journey. He will be missed as a regular contributor but has assured that he will continue to contribute as he has ideas that will be helpful.

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.

The Agile Practitioner: The Daily Stand-up

While preparing for an upcoming IRM UK Business Change & Transformation Conference, Tom Bellinson discussed an agile practice called the daily stand-up. The idea behind a stand-up is to promote the agile principle of “people and communication over process and tools.” Learn more about this practice which could prove useful to your team.

The Agile Practitioner: The Daily Stand Up

While preparing for the upcoming IRM UK Business Change & Transformation Conference, Tom Bellinson spoke with some people around his organization about an agile practice called the daily stand-up. What, you may wonder is the daily stand-up? Some new exercise? You better read inside to find out.

The Agile Practitioner: All Things Agile

Tom Bellinson’s plan for 2021 is to shift his approach to The Agile Practitioner to shorter, more focused pieces on specific more practical topics that have come up during his own Agile practice. This month, he focuses on agility “writ large.” Follow him on his new approach. You will be rewarded.