Business Rules Solutions: The Problems Addressed by Business Rules

In a day and age when machine learning (ML) and AI are all the rage, Ron asks why business rules still matter–a surprising question coming from Ron. Read Ron’s lucid account of why rules do, indeed, still matter and what you should know about them.

Practical Process: Picturing Process

In his Column this month, Roger Tregear presents five pictures that he uses to explain process-based management. Process-based management is about how we work across the organization chart, not up and down it. What does working across the organization chart mean? Read why it matters in Roger’s Column.

Human Processes: Evolution of Indicators

Corporate indicators include Key Performance Indicators, Business Performance Indicators, and other metrics that form a basis for tracking an organization’s operations. Since these indicators respond to operational challenges that change constantly, improvement of data is often about improvement of indicators, which, according to Keith, makes it a human process. Read more on what this might mean for process practitioners in his Column.

4 Ways Going Paperless Can Boost Your Company’s Productivity

In this timely Article, Lewis Robinson, a frequent contributor to BPTrends, argues that one of the best ways to make a positive change in your company is to take a more green-friendly approach. By embracing an environmentally-friendly approach, you will cut costs and boost productivity levels at your workplace.

Harmon on BPM: Google’s DeepMind and StarCraft 2

Process practitioners are increasingly engaged in revising or creating new processes to accommodate AI software applications. AI is a term for a large collection of computer techniques that can be used to get computers to do new projects for the organization. Read Paul’s Column for insight into these techniques.

The Rings Framework for Strategy Development; Porter’s Take on Strategy

Adrian Grigoriu, an enterprise architecture consultant, believes that in the modern Digital age, the fast-moving pace of change may endanger your company’s very existence. His solution is to develop a clear strategy analysis and specification frame. In this Article, Adrian Grigoriu shows you how.

Harmon on BPM: Understanding Business Process Management

Paul’s experience in Business Process Management spans 50+ years, from its beginnings in the 1960’s to the present. In his Column this month, he recounts what BPM was then and what it has evolved to be today. Paul’s perspective is interesting and it is enlightening to explore the roots of BPM and learn some things you might not have known.

Creative Ways to Boost Workplace Spirit

Lewis Robinson, a BPM consultant and a frequent contributor to BPTends, has found that there is a close relationship between the workplace environment and productivity. In this brief Article, he offers easy to achieve ways to improve the atmosphere of your work environment in order to improve your organization’s productivity.

Class Notes: Assessing and Further Developing your BPM Approach with the 10 Principles of Good Business Process Management

Although Business Process Management has proven, for the most part, to be successful in supporting both efficiency and effectiveness in business processes, its adoption has proven to be a challenge for many organizations. In his Column this month, Jan vom Brocke teams up with his colleagues at the University of Liechtenstein, Peyman Badakhshan and Theresa Schmiedel, to present a tool for organizations to use in assessing and developing their BPM approach.

Business Rules Solutions: Flash Points

In a behavioral business rule, flash points are the events where the rule can be violated, and comprehensive support for flash points is essential for maintaining the integrity of business solutions. Ron Ross provides a comprehensive guide for identifying and dealing with your flash points.

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