Archives for October 2015

The state of BPM today

BPTrends is right in the middle of doing its large bi-annual so we’ll have a lot more information on trends in BPM in the very near future. (If you haven’t taken the poll, click on the purple button on the website and do it today!) Meantime, we asked, this month, as a kind of […]

The BPTrends Bi-Annual Survey

For over a decade BPTrends has run an every other year survey to determine the state of Business Process Management.  As we have largely asked the same questions, we have good data on how the market has evolved over the past decade.  Right now we are running our 6th survey and we need people to […]

October 2015

Dear BPTrends Member: This month we provide a variety of Columns on topics ranging from Measuring Process Performance to Perspectives on the use of Six Sigma and Lean, and the Internet of Everything and BPM. We hope you find these publications of interest and usefulness in your practice of BPM. BPTrends 20% Discount at BBC […]

Where Does Six Sigma Fit into Evolving BPM?

In this Article, Mike DiLeo, president and cofounder of the Management and Strategy Institute, attempts to answer the question of how Six Sigma fits into an environment where BPM is evolving from process improvement to business transformation. He argues that Six Sigma, needs to be integrated into a systemic BPM model and supports his argument by citing results of a German survey of Six Sigma and BPM.

Performance Architecture: Oops! Forgot a Stakeholder

In their Column this month, Roger Addison and Carol Haig discuss the importance of identifying all of the stakeholders every time a new process is contemplated or an existing process is reviewed and updated. They provide a Stakeholder Analysis model to help identify your stakeholders as well as a Stakeholder Check-in model to specify stakeholders’ interests and involvement in the process development or update.

Teaching BPM as MOOC

Marion Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, and Hajo A. Reijers, Professors at universities in Europe and Australia, describe the content of the BPM MOOC—Massive Open Online Course—they designed. The initial offering will be delivered starting on October 12. Read their Article for details.

What is the state of BPM today?

Down Under: The Internet of Everything and BPM.

The current business environment is undergoing rapid change, especially with the continual introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything (IoE), to use Cisco’s term. In such an environment, it is no longer sufficient to redesign or optimize your processes limited to the human and traditional supporting IT applications. In this Column, John Jeston and Gina Craig suggest that effective business transformations begin with an examination of the organization’s business operating model and suggest key questions to ask as you do so.

What are the Key Steps to Using a Process Framework?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland presents the second Article in her analysis of the APQC’s Process Framework survey. This month she discusses the responses to the question regarding what activities the respondents focus on when implementing a process framework. Read her Article to learn the top six implementation steps and her analysis of each step.

BPM and Lean: The Essence of BPM

Peter Matthijssen urges BPM professionals to stop focusing on the best approach or method for improving processes, but rather to concentrate on how different approaches and techniques can support each other. He asks, “What does BPM bring to the web of methods and techniques?” In other words, what is the essence of BPM? Do you agree with his conclusion?