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.

Super Users in Action: Top-down Channel

Laila Mara Pesoa continues her discussion of the Super User’s responsibilities—this month addressing his/her determination of how best to disseminate to the team information about changes management intends to make. What are the most suitable format and strategy to facilitate the greatest acceptance by the workers who will be faced with the change?

Harmon on BPM: Identifying What Makes a Difference

Paul identifies one of the great debates in the world of process improvement as relating to focus is whether one should seek to make modest improvements or seek to identify and work on major improvements. Let us know what you consider the best use of your time these days.

Human Processes: Paying Down Your Digital Debt

Keith zeroes in on his assessment of current attempts to rein in corporate exploitation of workers and tax evasion, both efforts nothing new. He relates how battles between state and private interests over workforce and taxation “have been bringing down societies since the Bronze Age.” Now that it’s the Digital Age will they finally focus on some serious issues we face such as inequality and the climate crisis? He raises some timely questions relating to these issues. Read and discuss with us.

May 2021

8 Fun Office Potluck Themes

Potlucks are a popular way for coworkers to enjoy some tasty food and fellowship. However, the same old potato salad and hamburgers can get boring after a while. Lewis Robinson thinks you could spice up your next office potluck with one of the fun themes he suggests.

Harmon on BPM: The Varieties of Process Change

Paul focuses on two process-related articles he recently read that piqued his interest — one enthusiastic about Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the other arguing that Process Mining is the wave of the future. He is doubtful that either is going to entirely revise how we think of business process change. He explains why in this Column.

Frameworks: What Good Improvement Programs Have in Common

To show what’s at stake in the choice of an improvement approach, APQC analyzed data from its survey, How BPM Programs Stack Up. Here Holly Lyke-Ho-presents the somewhat surprising results.

Simple Ways to Encourage Better Workflow around the Office

Lewis Robinson, a frequent contributor to our pages, believes that to maximize the potential of your company, you need to devise a strategy that addresses specific issues, and workflow is a major one. Read his easy to adopt simple steps.

April 2021

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