Business Process Trends

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  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    How Managers Can Make a Success of Business Process Management

    The implementation and the continuation of a Business Process Management (or BPM) system within an organization is not an easy task. It implies a large amount of effort, the contribution of all members of the organization, well established and understood methodologies and a collaboration across all entities of the organization....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Business Architecture: a Key to Leading the Development of Business Capabilities

    Relatively few enterprises consider themselves to be \"Agile\", i.e., able to adapt what they do and how they do It to changing needs in a timely manner. To become more agile, an enterprise in any sector needs to establish or improve a critical business management activity: \"Business capability management\". This...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Enterprise Business Architecture - A Phased Methodology for Developing a Business Information Repository and Analysis

    Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) is an approach for modeling, structuring and understanding business knowledge that assists business managers in making adroit decisions. EBA is a modeling tool for structuring related business elements and linking them to other architectural elements (information, application, technology, security) in the enterprise. Organizing the elements that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Performance Modeling For ERP Projects

    The purpose of this paper is to provide information and examples of how business process modeling and simulation is used to support enterprise resource planning (ERP) commercial off the shelf (COTS) projects. It is a powerful capability to support both the Program Managers in the selection and implementation of COTS...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Meaning Of 21st Century Business: Unleashing The Power Within Using Social Networks

    All the business technology innovation may not change the big picture of the dramatic changes and global power shifts we are experiencing, but it will go a long way to giving us the eyes and ears needed to know what's going on beneath the macro data where day-to-day life and...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Waste Of Unused Human Talent

    In this paper, the author will examine a particular opportunity for process improvement offered by this new approach, known as Human Interaction Management. To be specific, the author will describe how HIM allows organizations to deal with the "8th form of waste" identified by Lean practitioners - the waste of...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Self-Organizing Supply Chain

    Increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) will drive the decisions of supply chain members. As supply chains come to rely more on AI to make operational decisions, the technology across the supply chain will need to become more integrated. The authors already have frameworks such as service oriented architecture (SOA) that...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    New Dimensions In Business Applications

    The advent of cloud computing is lowering a key barrier to entry for business ventures by reducing direct software costs and avoiding the complications of installing the software and maintaining the computing infrastructure on which it operates. Consequently, new specialized business models that focus on a particular function within a...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Who Is Responsible For Process Performance?

    This approach to determining who's watching performance and taking corrective action is based on the management model shown. This model separates the major activities of performance management into "Performance Planned" and "Performance Managed." ("Performance Executed" is actually the actions of performers inside the organization who are doing work and achieving...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Business Processes Start With Capabilities

    There are numerous approaches to positioning business processes and services within both the current and future state descriptions of a business / IT solution. With the evolution of Business Architecture, an approach has emerged that addresses the complexity of the current state, many-to-many mappings of processes to existing systems, as...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Single Page Generic Business Architecture

    Business Architecture (BA), in its infancy, is often seen as merely a complement to IT Enterprise Architecture (EA). On the other hand, business disciplines such as business, process and quality management attempt to define a business architecture by modeling enterprise processes. In brief, business architecture is the enterprise structure and...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Agility Based On Business Rules: Just Common Sense

    Today's business systems aren't agile - even when agile software methods are used to develop them. Companies need business agility, and, in most cases, people aren't delivering it. Here's an example from recent experience. The author had visited a very large health care organization and had conversations there with a...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Process On Demand And Cloud Services

    In processes that are purely collaborative and dynamic, the process goes where it wants, guided by knowledge workers as long as it stays within constraints (special kind of policies and rules) and stays 'on point' to the desired KPIs. Afterwards, the process paths, collaborations, and collisions with constraints can be...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Why Trends Matter

    How do you help your client organizations operate at the forefront of their industry? Do you consistently add value for your clients? What do you provide to them to distinguish yourself from others in your field? The authors believe that everyone in business can increase our value to clients by...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Unified Organizations. Do You Fit In?

    To perform at top level, all systems within an organization need to be aligned. When body and mind aren't connected, one can't function well. In the same way that it is important to align the mind and the body, a promising business vision (the mind) will not have the expected...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Business Applications In The Cloud-Mobility Era

    The rise of cloud and mobile computing has tremendous potential to drive economic growth by providing new capabilities to the modern enterprise. However, applying these new technical capabilities to business software also has the potential to increase complexity to such a degree as to substantially reduce the benefits. Model-driven approaches...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Building Metrics For A Process

    In this paper the authors provide some principles and a tool to remedy the most significant problems. The authors will describe the guidelines they follow in creating process metrics for clients and will apply those guidelines using a tool for identifying the right process metrics. This tool is part of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Building Business Capability

    BBC has been designed to enhance the knowledge of BPM professionals by offering three full tracks of rich content featuring cross-over presentations, keynotes and panels that will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and practitioners in Business Analysis, Business Rules and Business Process Management as well...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    What's In A Name? It's Just Window Dressing, Isn't It?

    People talk a lot about branding in reference to products. Without a brand, products don't sell. Companies think about positioning, promotion, pricing. They think long and hard about what to put on the label before launch. Yet companies looking at transforming their business through BPM or process mapping don't feel...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fractal Enterprise Architecture And Agent-Oriented BPM: Can UML Or BPMN Model A Cloud?

    As globalization continues its march to becoming the greatest reorganization of the world since the Industrial Revolution, companies in a variety of industries are increasingly adopting a choreography role. They are building complex business ecosystems comprised of ever-growing numbers of highly specialized business partners and prosumers that place the consumer...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Practical Process: Occasionally, It Has To Be Remarkable

    If process improvement projects find only the same changes any problem solving approach would discover, what's the point? If all we do is identify obvious problems and suggest obvious solutions, what's all the fuss about? We need to know that we've found the very best ideas for process redesign, ones...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Business Agility Requires Business Processes As Its Basis

    From the organizations and clients the authors have been speaking with recently, agility seems to be back on many executive's agenda, especially as their organizations are forced to deal with change on a continuous basis in the interesting times everyone are living in. In past discussions, agility was usually viewed...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Who Cares About Your Business Processes? Part 2: Stakeholder Analysis In Business Process Architecture

    The prime role of Business Process Management (BPM) at this enterprise level is to assure that the various enterprise capabilities are aligned with one another and they deliver traceable process performance back to the stated strategic goals and objectives of the "Organization-In-Focus" (OIF). Our processes should act as the coordinator...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    What Organizations Need Is A BPM Roadmap With Clear Benefits

    What is important to realize is that the timeframe over which these two elements are developed and the benefits that they deliver to the business are different. The authors believe this is where many BPM business cases currently suffer. They propose a long term BPM journey that requires the implementation...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deploying BPM In The Cloud Has A Silver Lining

    I.T. Infrastructure has been commoditizing for about 10 years, ever since Linux started taking the market share from proprietary (and expensive) server operating systems. With the rise of open-source software, other core infrastructure components such as web and application servers and even databases have gotten to the point where free...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Balanced Process Management

    We must balance the tensions between the competing cases for standardized global processes versus locally tailored processes? To what extent should organizational energy be expended in enforcing compliance with standards or in managing the variability that is inevitable in complex organizations? The purpose of any process is to deliver value...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Whither The CIO?: What happens To The CIO When Companies Are Turned Upside-Down And Outside-In?

    With the complete fusion of technology into the modern enterprise, technology and business have become inseparable. The technology is the business; the business is the technology. Together they are needed to address the bigger world, the bigger society, in which a business must operate. And it's that bigger world that...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    What Is A Business Rule?

    For business process professionals, understanding decision logic from the perspective of business people is key. For that one need business rules. But when can a rule be considered a business rule, and when not? This Column presents five pragmatic tests for knowing when one have identified a true business rule....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Business Process Transformation Framework A New Approach To Delivering Your "To Be" Vision Completely, Accurately, And Efficiently

    In the first two papers of this three-part series, the authors discussed the long list of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation failures and introduced a new technology framework for accomplishing Business Process Transformation in those implementations. The authors introduced an efficient and effective, holistic process approach, which ensures that...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Putting The M Back In BPM

    Rethinking BPM: Business Process Management can be simply defined as the management discipline by which an organization treats its business processes as one of its most valuable assets. However, in the IT world, BPM has become shorthand for "Process automation tools." What is the impact of that on the way...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Data4BPM: A Technical Vision And Approach Towards A First Class Representation And Specification Of Data For BPM

    The specification and deployment of business processes and operations is crucial to the successful management of medium and large-scale enterprises. In most business process management tool suites, data is treated mostly as an afterthought. Activities and their flows are the main abstractions, and the data manipulated by the processes is...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Business Process Transformation Framework, Part 2: A New Approach To Delivering Your "To Be" Vision Completely, Accurately, And Efficiently

    In the first paper of this three-part series, the authors discussed the long list of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation failures and introduced a new technology framework for accomplishing Business Process Transformation in those implementations. The authors introduced an efficient and effective, holistic process design approach. This approach ensures...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    From The Outside World To Internal Structure

    There is an increasing trend of making analogies between living organisms and business environments. Terms like "Business Ecosystem," or case studies about the application of concepts like Autopoiesis on business related topics, offer a completely new perspective on how the enterprises behave and interact with each other. There is a...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Who Cares About Your Business Processes?

    This paper states that project management and communication were everyone's business, up and down the hierarchy of work components and also across the delivery chain. This can be seen by the following figure. In putting all this together, the author realized through Mike that the real end products are more...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    From Rulebook Management To Business Governance: Where Business Rules Fit

    Say "Governance" and many people immediately think IT governance, or sometimes data governance. Governance has been bandied about so much that its meaning has become clouded and trivialized. That's unfortunate, because the true meaning of governance is actually straightforward. And that true meaning has everything to do with meeting today's...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Evolving The Decision Model With Views

    Having used the Decision Model in large scale enterprises over the last two years, the authors have become convinced of the value of the model. However, in large scale enterprises, business rules, or business logic, can be very complex. If anyone considers one of the more challenging business rule environments,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Processes In The New Enterprise

    It is not surprising that the processes important to those involved in a software company are related to the life cycle development and management of the product and the acquisition and retention of customers. A small start-up company has two activities that are vital for its success, namely the development...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enterprise And Process Architecture Patterns

    For more than 30 years, many authors have attempted to synthesize the knowledge about how an enterprise should structure its business processes, the people that execute them, the Information Systems that support both of these and the IT layer on which such systems operate, in such a way that they...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Social Networks, Innovation And The MITH Myth

    Modern economies, The Economist recently noted, "Are not built with capital or labor as much as by ideas." By some estimates nearly half America's gross domestic product is based on intellectual property. As the knowledge economy rapidly morphs into the creative economy, it's becoming more urgent than ever to understand...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Extreme Innovation

    The gap between business and IT and, hence, the need to significantly improve business/IT alignment have remained on the list of unsolved issues for several years. This unfortunate situation gives rise to an obvious question: Can one just continue on trodden paths and hope for technological advances and more or...

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  • White Papers // May 2008

    Creativity Management - The New Challenge for BPM

    Besides classical criteria such as cost and overall organizational efficiency, an organization's ability to being creative and to innovate is of increasing importance in markets that are overwhelmed with commodity products and services. Business Process Management (BPM) as an approach to model, analyze, and improve business processes has been successfully...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    The Keys to BPM Project Success

    This paper focuses on the best practices associated with Business Process Management (BPM) project success. It describes a recipe for success, from the creation of a governance oriented Steering Group and Project Selection, through Business Case Development. And on to gaining Executive Sponsorship. With business commitment to the project, the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2006

    The Idea Behind Business Process Improvement: Toward a Business Process Improvement Pattern Framework

    Business Process Management is a powerful approach for organizations to improve performance and to improve customer satisfaction. In spite of the wide acceptance of the benefits of process awareness, the improvement of Business Processes is still more art than science. Existing guidelines for this topic remain vague and incomplete. So...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2011

    Enterprise Business Architecture - A Phased Methodology for Developing a Business Information Repository and Analysis

    Enterprise Business Architecture (EBA) is an approach for modeling, structuring and understanding business knowledge that assists business managers in making adroit decisions. EBA is a modeling tool for structuring related business elements and linking them to other architectural elements (information, application, technology, security) in the enterprise. Organizing the elements that...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Agility Based On Business Rules: Just Common Sense

    Today's business systems aren't agile - even when agile software methods are used to develop them. Companies need business agility, and, in most cases, people aren't delivering it. Here's an example from recent experience. The author had visited a very large health care organization and had conversations there with a...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Why Trends Matter

    How do you help your client organizations operate at the forefront of their industry? Do you consistently add value for your clients? What do you provide to them to distinguish yourself from others in your field? The authors believe that everyone in business can increase our value to clients by...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Business Applications In The Cloud-Mobility Era

    The rise of cloud and mobile computing has tremendous potential to drive economic growth by providing new capabilities to the modern enterprise. However, applying these new technical capabilities to business software also has the potential to increase complexity to such a degree as to substantially reduce the benefits. Model-driven approaches...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Building Metrics For A Process

    In this paper the authors provide some principles and a tool to remedy the most significant problems. The authors will describe the guidelines they follow in creating process metrics for clients and will apply those guidelines using a tool for identifying the right process metrics. This tool is part of...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Building Business Capability

    BBC has been designed to enhance the knowledge of BPM professionals by offering three full tracks of rich content featuring cross-over presentations, keynotes and panels that will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and practitioners in Business Analysis, Business Rules and Business Process Management as well...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    What's In A Name? It's Just Window Dressing, Isn't It?

    People talk a lot about branding in reference to products. Without a brand, products don't sell. Companies think about positioning, promotion, pricing. They think long and hard about what to put on the label before launch. Yet companies looking at transforming their business through BPM or process mapping don't feel...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fractal Enterprise Architecture And Agent-Oriented BPM: Can UML Or BPMN Model A Cloud?

    As globalization continues its march to becoming the greatest reorganization of the world since the Industrial Revolution, companies in a variety of industries are increasingly adopting a choreography role. They are building complex business ecosystems comprised of ever-growing numbers of highly specialized business partners and prosumers that place the consumer...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Business Agility Requires Business Processes As Its Basis

    From the organizations and clients the authors have been speaking with recently, agility seems to be back on many executive's agenda, especially as their organizations are forced to deal with change on a continuous basis in the interesting times everyone are living in. In past discussions, agility was usually viewed...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Who Cares About Your Business Processes? Part 2: Stakeholder Analysis In Business Process Architecture

    The prime role of Business Process Management (BPM) at this enterprise level is to assure that the various enterprise capabilities are aligned with one another and they deliver traceable process performance back to the stated strategic goals and objectives of the "Organization-In-Focus" (OIF). Our processes should act as the coordinator...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    What Organizations Need Is A BPM Roadmap With Clear Benefits

    What is important to realize is that the timeframe over which these two elements are developed and the benefits that they deliver to the business are different. The authors believe this is where many BPM business cases currently suffer. They propose a long term BPM journey that requires the implementation...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    How Managers Can Make a Success of Business Process Management

    The implementation and the continuation of a Business Process Management (or BPM) system within an organization is not an easy task. It implies a large amount of effort, the contribution of all members of the organization, well established and understood methodologies and a collaboration across all entities of the organization....

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Business Architecture: a Key to Leading the Development of Business Capabilities

    Relatively few enterprises consider themselves to be \"Agile\", i.e., able to adapt what they do and how they do It to changing needs in a timely manner. To become more agile, an enterprise in any sector needs to establish or improve a critical business management activity: \"Business capability management\". This...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Business Performance Modeling For ERP Projects

    The purpose of this paper is to provide information and examples of how business process modeling and simulation is used to support enterprise resource planning (ERP) commercial off the shelf (COTS) projects. It is a powerful capability to support both the Program Managers in the selection and implementation of COTS...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Meaning Of 21st Century Business: Unleashing The Power Within Using Social Networks

    All the business technology innovation may not change the big picture of the dramatic changes and global power shifts we are experiencing, but it will go a long way to giving us the eyes and ears needed to know what's going on beneath the macro data where day-to-day life and...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    The Self-Organizing Supply Chain

    Increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) will drive the decisions of supply chain members. As supply chains come to rely more on AI to make operational decisions, the technology across the supply chain will need to become more integrated. The authors already have frameworks such as service oriented architecture (SOA) that...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    New Dimensions In Business Applications

    The advent of cloud computing is lowering a key barrier to entry for business ventures by reducing direct software costs and avoiding the complications of installing the software and maintaining the computing infrastructure on which it operates. Consequently, new specialized business models that focus on a particular function within a...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Who Is Responsible For Process Performance?

    This approach to determining who's watching performance and taking corrective action is based on the management model shown. This model separates the major activities of performance management into "Performance Planned" and "Performance Managed." ("Performance Executed" is actually the actions of performers inside the organization who are doing work and achieving...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Business Processes Start With Capabilities

    There are numerous approaches to positioning business processes and services within both the current and future state descriptions of a business / IT solution. With the evolution of Business Architecture, an approach has emerged that addresses the complexity of the current state, many-to-many mappings of processes to existing systems, as...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Single Page Generic Business Architecture

    Business Architecture (BA), in its infancy, is often seen as merely a complement to IT Enterprise Architecture (EA). On the other hand, business disciplines such as business, process and quality management attempt to define a business architecture by modeling enterprise processes. In brief, business architecture is the enterprise structure and...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Process On Demand And Cloud Services

    In processes that are purely collaborative and dynamic, the process goes where it wants, guided by knowledge workers as long as it stays within constraints (special kind of policies and rules) and stays 'on point' to the desired KPIs. Afterwards, the process paths, collaborations, and collisions with constraints can be...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Enterprise Alignment And Business Processes

    There is much discussion within BPM programs and projects about ensuring they have strategic alignment. But what exactly does this mean and how do we achieve it? Conventional wisdom would have us believe that we must ensure that the program specifically adds value to the strategic objectives of the organization....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Configurable Process Models: How To Adopt Standard Practices In Your Own Way?

    Configurable process models enable a systematic documentation and reuse of standardized "Best" practices, while allowing process analysts to understand possible variations contemplated by these standards, and how to link these variations to business decisions. This paper discusses the potential benefits of configurable process models and introduces a method and a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Using ROI To Measure The Results Of Business Process Improvement Initiatives

    Given today's economy and the need to do more with reduced resources, budgets, etc., organizations are looking to improve efficiencies across departments and business units. This means reviewing the current processes and improving them, or putting processes in place where nothing formal currently exists. Process improvement initiatives are becoming a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Do you Need A Business Process Department?

    The innumerable benefits of investing in business process techniques are in efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, quality, faster results, standardization, less variability, greater value in activities, but, above all, in the encouragement of innovation, leading to competitive advantage and client satisfaction. The mission of BPD is to optimize the process of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    The Roots Of The Business Process Mapping

    Today, there are a number of techniques available for mapping (or charting) business processes. This paper focuses on a method that is at the same time simpler and yet more detailed than most others. It is a method that has proved itself over and over again during the past century,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Aligning People With Business Processes: Building Robust, Self-Correcting Alignments

    Proper people-process alignment is achieved when sufficient numbers of well prepared people are readily available to support business processes. People function best as enablers when given the specific directions, clear responsibilities, necessary BPM tools and other resources needed to support business processes. However, even at the highest preparation levels, the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Innovation: A Simple Approach To Accelerating Innovation: Driving SOA Services From Your BPM Initiative

    SOA delivers obvious and indisputable benefits to organizations, deciding upon an approach can be tedious and controversial for IT and line-of-business managers. Some SOA gurus suggest using a "Bottoms-up" approach to building up a core set of services that are common across the business environment. However, based on experiences, the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deploying BPM In The Cloud Has A Silver Lining

    I.T. Infrastructure has been commoditizing for about 10 years, ever since Linux started taking the market share from proprietary (and expensive) server operating systems. With the rise of open-source software, other core infrastructure components such as web and application servers and even databases have gotten to the point where free...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Cloud Computing: It's About Management Innovation

    The future is arriving at a faster pace than ever before in history. But new and profound business opportunities are not always recognized when they first emerge - even when they are of the magnitude that can change not only individual companies, but entire industries, and usher in new forms...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Waste Of Unused Human Talent

    In this paper, the author will examine a particular opportunity for process improvement offered by this new approach, known as Human Interaction Management. To be specific, the author will describe how HIM allows organizations to deal with the "8th form of waste" identified by Lean practitioners - the waste of...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Case Management: Combining Knowledge With Process

    Case Management is critical to the work of many organizations but is often intensely manual, paper-driven and plagued by delay and poor visibility. Primarily this is because Case Management requires supporting knowledge work, where many of the important steps take place in people's heads or through collaboration with colleagues, making...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Practical Process: Occasionally, It Has To Be Remarkable

    If process improvement projects find only the same changes any problem solving approach would discover, what's the point? If all we do is identify obvious problems and suggest obvious solutions, what's all the fuss about? We need to know that we've found the very best ideas for process redesign, ones...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Unified Organizations. Do You Fit In?

    To perform at top level, all systems within an organization need to be aligned. When body and mind aren't connected, one can't function well. In the same way that it is important to align the mind and the body, a promising business vision (the mind) will not have the expected...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Balanced Process Management

    We must balance the tensions between the competing cases for standardized global processes versus locally tailored processes? To what extent should organizational energy be expended in enforcing compliance with standards or in managing the variability that is inevitable in complex organizations? The purpose of any process is to deliver value...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Whither The CIO?: What happens To The CIO When Companies Are Turned Upside-Down And Outside-In?

    With the complete fusion of technology into the modern enterprise, technology and business have become inseparable. The technology is the business; the business is the technology. Together they are needed to address the bigger world, the bigger society, in which a business must operate. And it's that bigger world that...

    Provided By Business Process Trends

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    What Is A Business Rule?

    For business process professionals, understanding decision logic from the perspective of business people is key. For that one need business rules. But when can a rule be considered a business rule, and when not? This Column presents five pragmatic tests for knowing when one have identified a true business rule....

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