Lean and Business Process Management

Paul Harmon and Sandra Foster teamed up to write this piece at an earlier date, but it’s a timeless article as apropos today as it was when it was first written. Let us know your thoughts. Anything you would omit or add to update it?

Business Rules Solutions: Rethinking your Business Management Space—Knowledge Alignment

Ron Ross believes the central issue in the “knowledge age” to be effective is communication and that we need to define what we know and how we express it on a much larger scale than we currently do. Read Ron’s perceptive analysis of how we can get to a better place.

An Overview of Network Orchestration

In this Article, Lewis Robinson redefines software networking as another name for the orchestration of networks. It is, he says, “a method for automatically programming the behavior of a network.” He provides more detail on what network orchestration is and explains why he believes it’s so crucial.

Class Notes: The BPM Billboard – A Tool for Planning and Scoping BPM Initiatives

In this Column, Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues Jan Mendling, Michael Rosemann and Manuel Weber, present a tool – the BPM Billboard – which has been developed to capture all relevant aspects of a successful BPM approach in a “one-page-representation”. Read to see a useful tool for your BPM practice.

Harmon on BPM: Business Rules vs. Machine Learning

There are different ways to think about a business process–as a series of activities linked together to accomplish a goal.or as a series of decisions that result in a desired outcome. Paul contends that todays’ businesses are focused on using new Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to develop business decision systems which can be developed more quickly and are easier to maintain than older methods.

October 2021

September 2021

The Death of Peter Fingar

It is with sadness that BPTrends notes the passing of Peter Fingar, a thinker, writer and consultant who contributed greatly to today’s Business Process Management scene. For most of us, Peter first came to our attention when he co-authored Business Process Management: The Third Wave, in 2003, with Howard Smith. In fact Peter had been […]

Harmon on BPM: Improving Productivity

Leading economists have constantly predicted that investment in information systems would lead to major improvements in overall productivity. Posing a contrary viewpoint, other economists and IT specialists have undertaken studies that suggest that information systems is generating little or no increase in overall productivity. Paul presents 3 cases that provide some light on the subject.

Why You Need a Head start on End-to-end Process Management

Organizations use many tools and methodologies to capture information about how they perform day-to-day activities to achieve cost reductions and desired efficiencies. One common approach is end-to-end process management. Nandhini Jeyachandran explains why.

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