Harmon on BPM: DeepMind Is No Longer Playing Games

DeepMind is an AI company owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company. AlphaFold 2 is DeepMind’s latest application which analyzes data about the biochemical makeup of protein molecules and suggests how they are structured (folded). Paul predicts that many business processes will be redesigned in the years ahead to accommodate the use of powerful new tools like DeepMind’s AlphaFold.

Human Processes: There’s No Such Thing as Good Tech

Keith believes that we are at a critical point in technology development—”poised for either utopia or dystopia”, depending on choices made by IT thought leaders over the next few years. Process people, as key adopters of new technologies, have some influence over these choices. Read how you might wield more influence on future technologies.

Digital Transformation Processes: Achieving “Good” Outcomes

The circular economy is forcing companies to rethink everything from how to design, manufacture and distribute products, to their relationships with partners and customers. The focus is no longer on consumption, but instead on lifecycle and use. Mike offers a unique and well-presented perspective on how to achieve good outcomes in the circular economy. Look inside to learn more.

Performance Architecture: A Few Final Words

In 2009 Roger Addison and Carol Haig wrote Performance Architecture: The Performance Technology Landscape, their first Column for this publication. With this Column they offer their closing words for their BPTrends readers. We will miss them.

Harmon on BPM: Process Improvement in Slow Times

Process work goes on continuously. At any given time in any specific organization, someone is working to make specific activities more efficient or effective.

The Agile Practioner: The Product Organization

Products can take countless shapes and forms. In the software industry, in which Tom Bellinson works products are actually provided as a service to the customer, but make no mistake, we are a product company. Tom Bellinson expounds upon what a product company means.

Frameworks: Toolkit for Process Re-Engineering

Business process re-engineering aims to change the way is work is done in order to achieve organizational goals such as reducing costs, improving customer and employee satisfaction, and increasing market share. Holly gives us some of her thoughts on how those goals might be achieved.

Extreme Competition: Empathy For and With AI

Despite the suggestion by some that there is a slowdown of interest in AI, Peter suggests we should have some empathy for AI . But why? Read Peter’s thoughts on the current state of AI and what impact it could have far into the future.

Harmon on BPM: Re-emerging from the Pandemic

Paul speculates on what impact the coming months will have on process practitioners. Established processes will need to be tailored or trimmed to accommodate new priorities and some major processes will need to be changed as companies adopt new ways of doing business. Some shifts will be temporary, but some will be longer lasting. Look inside for specifics.

Class Notes: Teaching the Five-Diamond Method for Explorative BPM

Jan vom Brocke, Thomas Grisold, Steven Gross, Jan Mendling, Maximilian Röglinger, and Katharina Stelzl gather as a team to explain how to enable explorative BPM in your organization. The implementation method is characterized by clear and straightforward suggestions. Read for surprising enlightenment on the subject.

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