Alec Sharp

Alec SharpAlec Sharp has managed his consulting and education business, Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd., for close to 30 years. Serving clients from Ireland to India, and Washington to Wellington, Alec's expertise includes facilitation, strategy development, data management, and of course, business analysis and business process improvement. His popular workshops and conference presentations on these topics, conducted globally, consistently receive "excellent" ratings. Alec is the author of the recently-released second edition of "Workflow Modeling" (Artech House, 2008) which is widely used as a university text and is a best-seller in the field.

Contact Alec - asharp@clariteq.com.


A Practitioner’s Perspective: Weighing in on BPMN—What it’s good for, What it’s not

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Weighing in on BPMN—What it’s good for, What it’s not Is BPMN a lingua franca – suitable for use by both technical and non-technical audiences? This month, Alec Sharp enters this ongoing argument, presenting his perspective as a long-time consultant and BPM practitioner. Upon reading his Column, some readers will cheer, others […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget—Part 2

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget—Part 2 In Part 2 of Process Architecture on a Budget, Alec Sharp continues his discussion of a project he is currently working on that involves completing enterprise process identification on a limited budget and within a short time frame. This month, he focuses on issues relating to […]

Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget, Part 1

Practitioner’s Perspective: Process Architecture on a Budget, Part 1 Identifying the 100 or so processes in an enterprise can be time consuming and expensive. In his Column this month, Alec looks at a project he is currently working on that involves completing enterprise process identification on a limited budget and within a short time frame. […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Some Thoughts on Process Discovery

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Some Thoughts on Process Discovery So, you think you know what your organization’s processes are? Alec Sharp contends that incorrectly identified processes are the root cause of troubled BPM projects. Read his Column for some examples of troubled projects where process discovery was flawed and for his advice on how to guard […]

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Boxes, Lines, Widgets and Words—Managing Detail and Perspective in Models

A Practitioner’s Perspective: Boxes, Lines, Widgets and Words—Managing Detail and Perspective in Models In his first Column for BPTrends, Alec Sharp wastes no time in taking up one of the major areas of misunderstanding and disagreement in business process—that of modeling. Alec demystifies various modeling approaches and asserts that one size does not fit all. […]

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