Digital Transformation: Economies of Learning

Enterprise economies and the nature of competition have changed over the last several years. In today’s business environment, leading companies are pursuing “economies of learning,”- the continual improvement, innovation and variation based on leveraging data and cognitive technologies to identify and fulfill changing needs for scale, scope, and engagement. So, what is the secret to turning data into value for the learning organization? Mike provides some viable answers to this question.

Harmon on BPM: Why Isn’t Process a First Class Concern to Business?

Paul recently came across several articles regarding changes being made to business school curricula to better prepare MBA students for today’s business environment. The articles addressed some specific changes to the programs but none of them talked about changing the fundamental content and none of them addressed the need for including BPM topics. In this column Paul asks Why Not?

Frameworks: How We Use Frameworks Matters

Effectiveness is a key measure of the impact and value of an organization’s process management team. Overall, organizations may be satisfied with their business process management (BPM) programs, however, given that continuous improvement is the name of the process management game, there is still plenty of room for growth. This leads to the question: What factors drive program effectiveness and what levers can teams pull for improvement? Read Holly’s Column for some insight into this question.

Human Processes: Capabilities

Most Enterprise Architecture methodologies include the modeling of Capabilities. However, Keith suggests, it is not always clear what a Capability is, how to use it, and how it relates to other model elements such as Business Processes and Value Streams. Keith offers a brief analysis of how to approach Capabilities, explaining their fundamental connection with Human Processes.

The Agile Practitioner: The Importance of Trust

Tom’s role as a scrum master is to encourage practices that make the team more effective. Read why he considers trust an essential ingredient in accomplishing the goals if an “Agile” team.

Harmon on BPM: The Internet of Things

It’s the holiday season and, like many of us, Paul is thinking of gifts for his friends and loved ones. Read his thoughts regarding one possibility he’s considering and why.

Business Architecture Essentials: ‘Business Architecture and my Unplanned Marathon’

Roger recalls participating in his second Boston Marathon and the frustration he experienced when he tried to purchase the “iconic” marathon jacket. Read why his search for the jacket turned into a “second marathon” and how his experience relates to business architecture.

Performance Architecture: Translating the User Experience (UX)

Roger and Carol see a commonality among User Experience, Performance Architecture, and Business Process. In particular, they see commonality in how analysis/research and product, UX research and UX design are conducted, and how performance and process practitioners can use some familiar tools to leverage improvement of their project results. Details inside.

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.

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