Archives for May 2016

Colruyt Powers its Own Forklifts

I’ve written before about the new requirements that the growing emphasis on sustainability is going to impose on organizations.  New technlogies are going to be required, embedded in new processes. A nice example of this is provided by the Colruyt Group, a family-owned company that is a major Belgian owned supermarket chain with some 200 […]

BPM London Coming Up in June

The 2016 edition of BPM London is almost upon us.  This is the best place to get an overview of what’s happening in the world of process in business. Once again the conference is being chaired by Roger Burlton and co-sponsored by BPTrends.  Once again it is being held at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel […]

IRMUK BPM Conference – June 13-16 – London

The latest London BPM Conference is almost upon us.  Once again, Roger Burlton is chairing the conference, and BPTrends is sponsoring it.  This year’s conference has assembled a program that will provide attendees with an outstanding overview of what’s happing in the world of business process this year.  Once again the BPM conference is co-located […]

Airport Screening by TSA

Those who have been traveling in the US this spring probably know that lines to get screened for flights have gotten longer and slower.   TSA is the US government group responsible for providing airport screening.  Last year they began experimenting with Pre-Check, a system that would allow selected flyers to go through faster.  In […]

Getting Outside Help

We posted a mini survey this month to ask organizations what kind of information they would seek from a conference if they, or someone else from their organization, were to attend. At the moment the largest number of respondents say they would be seeking information on how to manage a process improvement effort.  The next three […]

Industry 4.0

This month Paul Harmon examines the components of Industry 4.0, a term used to define the current trends in the computerization of manufacturing. The common element among these trends is a reliance on the Internet of Things. Read Paul’s Column to learn more about Industry 4.0 and how it might affect your organization.

The BPM elements: Of Charts, Forms and Variables

In this Article, Kay Winkler, Managing Partner of NSI solutions in Panama and President of ABPMP Panama, discusses the basic elements of BPM which he considers critical to successful implementation of a BPM initiative.

May 2016

Dear BPTrends Member: This month’s publication includes a discussion of Industry 4.0 by Paul Harmon as well as Roger Tregear’s informative presentation of effective process governance. You will also want to read Maureen McVey’s practical advice on using traditional tools to define knowledge work processes. We want to remind our readers in Europe that the […]

Business Analysis: Using Traditional Tools to Define Process based in Knowledge Work

Using a recent project that involved mapping processes for the development of a physician’s certification exam, Maureen McVey presents the approach and tools she used to identify critical success factors that would lead to a quality product. A tool that figured prominently in her process was SIPOC, a Six Sigma methodology. Read her Column to learn how she applied the tool and the results she achieved.

Practical Process: Who’s in Charge?

In his Column this month, Roger Tregear turns his attention to process governance, which he considers to be essential to the machinery of process based management. In this Column, Roger provides his insights into establishing an effective process governance system and answers the 4 questions he is most frequently asked regarding process governance.