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.

Digital Transformation: BizOps and Business Architecture

The idea that architecture is somehow incompatible with Agile, DevOps and BizOps is just wrong. On the contrary, Mike Rosen provides proof that architecture enhances all of these practices.

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.

Human Processes: Collaboration at a Distance

Keith was surprised when the forced confinement of the pandemic caused him to rethink the idea that consultants, writers and speakers needed an initial face to face contact with clients.in order to establish a good working relationship. What changed his thinking?

ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS ARCHITECTURE: Freedom Within a Framework

In earlier Columns, Roger has stressed the value of sound business architecture to the performance of the organization. In this Column, he urges practitioners not to treat the architecture as a “cookbook.” Read his useful advice on what and what not to do in implementing the elements of a business architecture.

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