March 2014

  • The Added Value of Process Mining

    In this Article, Anne Rozinat and Christian Günther, address the questions of which kinds of processes can be analyzed with process mining and what benefits it would bring. To help you find an answer, they provide a framework for the most common process mining use cases, so that you can determine if you could benefit…

  • Analytics and Business Processes

    This month, James Taylor, renowned expert in decision management, presents Part 2 of his discussion on Decision Modeling and Business Process by clarifying the difference between Process Analytics and Decision Making Analytics.

  • 3 + 1: All Is Changed, Changed Utterly

    In his Column this month, Peter Fingar spends one sentence reminiscing about the good old days of BPM and then launches a discussion of the technologies that he believes will profoundly change how companies operate. Read his Column and let us know what you think about these technologies and the impact they might have on…

  • APM in Globally Distributed Enterprises

    Sameer Paradkar begins this Article with an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and the challenges faced by Application Software Management (ASM) teams. He then presents an approach for managing these ASM problems based on his experience as an Enterprise Architect with the Ernst & Young IT Advisory.

  • Continuous Problem Finding

    Roger Tregear asserts that if process improvement activity is to deliver its maximum benefit, we must be continuously discovering problems and their causes. In his Column this month, Roger presents some useful strategies that you can use to create a culture of process improvement in your organization.

  • Software Development: An Agile Journey

    In his first Column in this series on Software Development, Tom Bellinson provided some history and perspective on how software is developed. This month, he reviews the twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto through the eyes of a business process practitioner and also takes note of the connection between Agile and Lean thinking.

  • April 2014

    Dear BPTrends Member: As Managing Editor, each month I am struck by the quality of the analysis and counsel offered by the distinguished BPM practitioners who write for BPTrends. This month is no exception, with discussions of topics ranging from a renewed look at Balanced Scorecard, to the Agile Manifesto, to process mining and many…

  • bpmNEXT Conference

    The bpmNEXT conference took place at the Asilomar Conference Center, south of San Francisco, this past week.  There were about 100 people and they spent two and a half days talking about the state of BPM software offerings and about future directions the BPMS market was likely to take.  Unlike most gatherings of this size,…

  • Predictive Analytics and Processes

    We’ve all read a lot about analytics in the past year.  The basic idea is that one uses some sort of algorithm to sort through data to achieve some useful insight.  At first glance it might seem like a great idea, but a bit overwhelming to put into practice. Yesterday, IBM did a webinar on…