Essentials of Business Architecture: ‘Prioritizing Business and Process Change Part 1: A Fast-tracked Approach’

This is the ninth Column in Roger Burlton’s series on the Essentials of Business Architecture, and it leverages all of the knowledge contained in the previous eight Columns.

5 Reasons why you should Give Your Business a Digital Transformation

Lewis Robinson, a consultant specializing in social media marketing and sales, contends that if an organization wants to reign supreme in its market, going digital is a necessity. Read his Article for his insights into the subject.

Technology for Business Change: Happy 2018

What Peter has observed in his role as Chief Technology Officer at Bizzdesign,
is that many organizations don’t do a very good job regarding change. In this Column, Peter asks, “Who Owns Change?” and suggests some questions that, if addressed, the implementation could help create a more adaptive organization.

Harmon on BPM: Defining Problems for Critical Processes

In his December Column, Paul cited two key tools that agile process developers needed to know. One is the Stakeholder Diagram which he discussed in that Column. The other is the Scope Diagram, a tool that refines our understanding of a process and identifies problems that we might want to alter or improve. In this Column, Paul focuses on the Scope Diagram.

Human Processes: The Rise of Humans

In his November Column, Keith discussed how collaborative processes are fundamental to initiatives in which the third sector (community and voluntary–the other two being public and private) plays a significant part, and how the importance of such initiatives is set to increase dramatically in years to come. In this Column, he discusses the impact of maturing automation technologies.

6 Techniques for Creating Engaging Business Processes

In this Article, James Ross, Senior Implementation Consultant for Promapp Solutions, acknowledges that, while everyone can create a business process, not everyone can do it well. To develop meaningful, engaging processes that will actually be used, he offers six tried-and-tested techniques.

Performance Architecture: Design for Successful Aging

Roger Addison and Carol Haig discuss a topic that is becoming increasingly important in this era—the challenges of aging. They examine the challenges by looking at four categories as they pertain to the elderly—Architecture, Mobility, Technology and Community Engagement. Whether you’re confronting the challenges yourself or for loved ones, you will find the discussion useful.

Harmon on BPM: Knowing Where to Tap

Paul uses an anecdote about an engineer who charged what the customer thought to be an unreasonable sum for tapping his hammer on a pipe joint to repair a problem. When questioned about his fee, the engineer explained that “knowing where to tap with the hammer” required a great deal of hard won expertise. Similarly, the value a good BPM consultant brings to a job is a result of education and lots of experience. Read Paul’s Column to see if you have encountered some of the scenarios Paul describes.

The Role of a Governance Committee

In her first Article in this series, Stacey Wright, a program manager at Macedon Technologies, discussed the Steps to Governance. In this, the second Article, she focuses on the role of a Governance Committee, which she considers key to the long-term success of a BPM initiative. She offers the voice of experience in making the committee a powerful platform for change within the organization. The third Article will be published in the November Update.

Question 7-What’s The Return on Process?

In the July Update we published the fifth Article from a new book by Paul Harmon and Roger Tregear, Questioning BPM, in which 33 respected thought leaders in the BPM community respond to a set of 15 questions. This month, Paul writes a summary of responses to Question 7, “What’s the Return on Process?”

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