May Poll

Frameworks: There is a Process Core for Digital Efforts

In her second Column in her Digital Transformation series, Holly defines digital transformation and where process fits in an organization’s transformation efforts. As in her March Column, Holly bases her conclusions on the results of an APQC survey that attempts to identify trends that might have an impact on process professionals.

BPM (Still!) Too Confusing to Be Taken Seriously

Mark McGregor, a BPM and EA strategy consultant avoids using the term BPM when talking with people about process. How can this acronym cause so much confusion, he wonders. Read why in this article.

Business Orchestration

Using musical orchestration as an analogy, Howard Webb, Director of Enterprise Strategy and Planning at Daugherty Business Solutions, considers six fundamentals he believes, when practiced, can orchestrate your business.

Business Rules Solutions: The Great Rules Impedance Mismatch

In this Column, Ron discusses what he describes as “a great impedance mismatch” between SBVR/ behavioral business rules vs. DMN /decision rules. At the heart of the mismatch is the issue of state-based vs. modeler-invoked evaluation of rules. Read Ron’s insightful analysis of the “mismatch” and his call to move beyond limited-function decisioning systems to comprehensive rule-based business solutions.

Harmon on BPM: The One Best Way to Play Baseball

Paul recently read an article on how the Houston Astros are winning by using advanced analytics. The article describes how the Astros General Manager, Jeff Luhnow, applies (AI) data and analytics to examine and improve the Astros performance.

Harmon on BPM: The Varieties of BPM

Paul recently got into a discussion about BPM with a group of practitioners and discovered that each was doing something rather different. From that discussion, he was reminded of the variety of perspectives that a really comprehensive approach to business process management, process improvement or business transformation must embrace. In this column, he provides a brief summary of those perspectives.

Essentials of Business Architecture: Design the Business Phase

In his previous Column, Roger examined the “Define the Business” phase of the business architecture approach. In this Column, he examines the next phase, Design the Business Phase, which deals with translating the strategy into structural models to enable prioritization in the subsequent two phases.

Practical Process: BPM Myth or Method?

In talking to many people in many organizations in many places, Roger Tregear is frequently told things about BPM that are, from his perspective, just plain wrong. He refers to them as “process urban myths” and presents them here for your evaluation. Do you have any myths to add?

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