The Agile Practitioner: Striking a Balance–Meetings vs. Work

In this month’s Column, Tom urges practitioners to regularly evaluate what meetings are on their calendars and challenge their necessity. Meetings are, after all, time consuming and ultimately expensive in terms of sacrificing work time. He suggests a number of alternative communication methods and urges you to make sure that a meeting is the best option before choosing it.

Performance Architecture: Paradise Lost

In their Column this month, Roger Addison and Carol Haig, both residents of California, draw on the Camp fire in northern California and other recent examples of worldwide natural disasters to present a list of invaluable information that will help you create a plan for what to do should disaster strike.

Business Rule Solutions: Five Reasons to Model your Company’s Value Chain

Ron Ross poses the question, “Why does the Business Agility Manifesto consider value chains so important?” In this Column, Ron describes how taking a macro view of the company can help to create a plan that will assist in eliminating the problem of organizational silos and non-integrated applications and channels.

Harmon on BPM: Process Improvement–The Perennial Concern

While process perspective has always been important, it has become ever more important as organizations become more automated and as software systems link automated activities into automated processes. Read Paul’s take on what will be the next driver of a surge in process improvement enthusiasm in 2019.

Harmon on BPM: BPM and Employment

Business Process Management is about increasing productivity, and the process analyst’s job is to help companies create more and better products, faster, using the minimum labor possible. So what impact does a successful Process Improvement project have on employment? Read Paul’s Column to get his take on the issue.

Frameworks: Better Improvements: Combining Frameworks with Knowledge Management

In her Column this month, Holly discusses how process professionals and knowledge management professionals can work together for the benefit of the organization.

Practical Process: Processes Execute Strategy

Discovering strategy and documenting processes can be challenging. In this Column Roger Tregear illustrates a simple and practical approach to bring to life the connection between strategy and process.

Human Processes: What Makes Good Change?

In order to answer the question of what makes good process change, Keith suggests that it might be necessary to prioritize which processes you spend the most time on. But which of these processes should you select? Keith proposes possible criteria to select the best candidates.

Class Notes: Where to Study Business Process Management – An update based on the EDUglopedia.org platform

This month, Jan vom Brocke and Peyman Badakhshan present the current status of business process management education along with lists and descriptions of where to find BPM study programs, courses, and resources. We hope you will find this Column a useful reference for you and your colleagues needing information on where to find BPM programs.

Business Rule Solutions: Obligations Are Business Rules

In his Column this month, Ron Ross discusses the Business Agility Manifesto which unabashedly indicts the software industry for its long-standing failure to provide direct support for obligations, an obvious and fundamental aspect of real-life business activity. Ron agrees. Read why Ron believes that direct support for obligations is a fundamental capability your organization needs in the Knowledge Age.

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