March 2020

Dear BPTrends Member: As we inch toward spring, we at BPTrends are delighted to offer content we hope you will find both interesting and informative. Paul discusses recycling those waste bi-products from the input-output process, while Ron Ross focuses on the importance of rule independence in a digital world where the pace of change continues […]

Harmon on BPM: Recycling

Paul devotes his Column this month to the all-important topic of recycling. Business processes take inputs and convert them into valued outputs. However, the dirty secret is that while business processes take some inputs and convert them into valued outputs, most are, in fact, converted into waste bi-products that are simply thrown away. Read some thoughts on this important topic in Paul’s Column.

Performance Architecture: Upstairs Downstairs on the Edge

As Performance Architects, Roger Addison and Carol Haig are pleased to discover exceptional service which is usually enabled by customer-focused processes. These processes, combined with other factors produce a recipe for success. Read their take on the ingredients of the recipe.

The Rings Framework for Strategy Development; Porter’s Take on Strategy

Adrian Grigoriu, an enterprise architecture consultant, believes that in the modern Digital age, the fast-moving pace of change may endanger your company’s very existence. His solution is to develop a clear strategy analysis and specification frame. In this Article, Adrian Grigoriu shows you how.

November 2019

Hello from Massachusetts USA, where we’re enjoying an unexpected but welcome delay in the onset of winter and the cold and certain precipitation that comes with the season. But not to worry, not wind, not rain, not snow… will keep us from our promise to publish quality content from our stalwart authors on the first […]

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?

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