October 2019

Dear BPTrends Member: The leaves are turning here in the northeast–a prompt to residents to ready the winter wear and for all of us to return to our fall schedules.  NOTE: Earlier this month we launched our annual BPTRENDS BPM MARKET SURVEY. We urge each of you to take a few moments to participate and […]

Business Rules Solutions: Flash Points

In a behavioral business rule, flash points are the events where the rule can be violated, and comprehensive support for flash points is essential for maintaining the integrity of business solutions. Ron Ross provides a comprehensive guide for identifying and dealing with your flash points.

September Poll

Practical Process: Fair Dinkum Process Governance

Roger Tregear says that fair dinkum is an Australian slang expression meaning that “something is unquestionably good or genuine devoid of any actual or potential nonsense…” While much is written about process governance and the process owner (PO) role, much of it isn’t fair dinkum and doesn’t help a process owner understand what they are really supposed to do.

Performance Architecture: Performance Architects on Architecture

Since Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, surrounded by architecture, Roger Addison and Carol Haig ask what architecture does for people. In this Column, they offer their perspective on this question. Read their compelling analysis. From your own experience, what would you add?

“Chunking” as a Tool for Effective Communication and Change

Mark opines, “Sometimes as BPM or Process professionals, we get hung up on maps and models etc, and we forget that there are other tools and techniques we need to leverage.” In his Article, he introduces a technique labelled “Chunking”. Read the Article to learn what it is and how it might work for you.

June Poll

Harmon on BPM: The Varieties of BPM

Paul recently got into a discussion about BPM with a group of practitioners and discovered that each was doing something rather different. From that discussion, he was reminded of the variety of perspectives that a really comprehensive approach to business process management, process improvement or business transformation must embrace. In this column, he provides a brief summary of those perspectives.

Essentials of Business Architecture: Design the Business Phase

In his previous Column, Roger examined the “Define the Business” phase of the business architecture approach. In this Column, he examines the next phase, Design the Business Phase, which deals with translating the strategy into structural models to enable prioritization in the subsequent two phases.

Practical Process: BPM Myth or Method?

In talking to many people in many organizations in many places, Roger Tregear is frequently told things about BPM that are, from his perspective, just plain wrong. He refers to them as “process urban myths” and presents them here for your evaluation. Do you have any myths to add?

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