May 2004

  • Modeling Organizations

    Modeling Organizations This Advisor discusses process and organization diagrams and notations, and discusses the relative merits of standardization.

  • potlight on Enterprise Architecture

    Spotlight on Enterprise Architecture David Ritter This month we turn our Spotlight on Enterprise Architectures. David Ritter, Director of Business Development at Proforma Corporation, writes a short essay on Enterprise Architectures, followed by Paul Harmon’s short descriptions and links to several articles we have published on Enterprise Architectures in the past.

  • The BPM Continuum

    The BPM Continuum There is a natural relationship between BPM languages, tools, and suites. This month’s BPTrends Advisor describes a continuum that clarifies the basic relationships among them and suggests what you give up for what you get.

  • Microsoft’s Next Frontier

    Microsoft’s Next Frontier Jean-Jacques Dubray has been heavily involved in BPM for several years. In this interesting article he describes recent Microsoft developments and explains why he believes that Microsoft is gearing up to play a major role in BPM.

  • Six Sigma and Human Performance Technology

    Six Sigma and Human Performance Technology Darlene Van Tiem Many Six Sigma groups looking for ways to extend their practices have concluded that Human Performance Technology (HPT) offers a way to improve results. Similarly, HPT practitioners are incorporating more Six Sigma practices in their work. Professor Darlene Van Tiem, of the Performance Improvement program at…

  • Business Rules: Initial OMG Business Rules Proposals Evolve

    Business Rules: Initial OMG Business Rules Proposals Evolve Stan Hendryx – May 01, 2004 This month Stan Hendryx joins us as a new columnist. Stan has considerable experience in the use of business rules and plans on sharing his insights. He is an active member of the Business Rules Community and the founder and first…

  • Process Innovations: When the Inmates Run the Asylum

    Process Innovations: When the Inmates Run the Asylum This month Tom Davenport consider why mainstream process management rarely addresses processes performed by knowledge works, but suggests that we should, since these processes are critical to the success of organizations and economies.

  • The Third Wave: Outoperate Your Competition Using BPM

    The Third Wave: Outoperate Your Competition Using BPM This month, Howard Smith and Peter Fingar discuss Michael Hammer’s recent HBR article, where Hammer advocates “Operational Innovation,” and suggest that BPM is going to be needed if Hammer’s goals are to be realized.

  • Managing BP: By Any Other Name

    Managing BP: By Any Other Name This month Joe Francis considers the term Business Process Management and advices business process change practitioners to focus on business issues when they talk to executives and avoid getting into the technological details.

  • MDA Journal: An MDA Manifesto

    MDA Journal: An MDA Manifesto This month, David Frankel’s MDA Journal publishes a paper by five luminaries from IBM’s Rational division. These authors, Grady Booch, Alan Brown, Sridhar Iyengar, Jim Rumbaugh, and Bran Selic, have played major roles in creating UML, MOF, and MDA, and, in this paper, they join to describe IBM’s MDA vision.