Harmon on BPM: Brett Champlin and the ABPMP

Paul eulogizes Brett Champlin and enumerates his many contributions to establishing the Association of Business Process Management Professionals as the respected BPM professional organization it is today.

Business Rule Solutions: Getting the Knowledge Payload of Processes—Concept Models

To solve the challenges of data-clogged processes, functional silos, and trustworthy business intelligence, follow Ron’s suggestions. As Ron explains in his Column this month, to address these problems you need a concept model, a whole new foundation based on business knowledge.

Practical Process: Signals in the Noise

In this Column, Roger (re)introduces what he considers to be the most important process performance management tool ever invented – the Process Behavior Chart (PBC), aka the XmR Chart. According to Roger, “Using a PBC allows us to focus on what is important and avoid chasing shadows.” Read how you can use the chart in your BPM practice.

The Agile Practitioner: Workflow

In this Column, Tom talks about two topics that consistently come up in software development, but, he insists, they can most definitely apply to other product development processes as well: The amount of work in progress and the coupling/interdependency of components.

Harmon on BPM: Thinking about Post-Pandemic Processes

Our May survey revealed that 17% of our readers are still working at their normal place of employment. At the same time about 60% of our readers are still working, but working at home. Others have been laid off. Paul observes that this is a time of business disruption from which we’re not likely to recover for a long time. So, what might be the long lasting effects of this disruption?

Digital Transformation: Turning Data Into Value

Mike Rosen asks – “So, what is the key to turning data into value?” Mike’s answer – A Digital Transformation Paradigm. Read his Column for a comprehensive description of a paradigm that he believes will prove very valuable in making better use of your data.

Performance Architecture: Where Geary Rummler’s Work and Business Process Intersect

Roger Addison and Carol Haig review the major contributions made by Geary Rummler to the work of, business process specialists, instructional designers and others who seek to help organizations meet and exceed performance goals. Read their Column to learn more about Geary and his long lasting impact on business processes.

Business Rules Solutions: Blueprinting Business Knowledge: Concept Models

Ron Ross asks readers to “Think of the challenge of miscommunication as essentially needing to redesign concepts to get everyone on the same page – that is, to create shared understanding.” He proposes applying a concept model. Get a quick introduction to the industry-wide motivation for concept models in Ron’s column this month.

Harmon on BPM: Major Transformation, Incremental Improvement and AI

Paul exhorts readers to think beyond the idea that AI is nothing more than Robotics Process Automation. “AI is a call to think big – to imagine new futures and new industries – to imagine transformed business processes.” Read his Column to learn why he thinks this is so.

Practical Process: Steepening the Curve

Referring to the Covid 19 Virus, Roger wonders if we could we invert and repurpose what we are learning from fighting the spread of the “bad” to encourage the spread of the “good?”. What can we learn from our responses to the current pandemic to improve our environment? Roger explores some possible answers in this month’s Column.

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