April 2017

  • Process Mining Experimentation

    There is lots of academic interest in process mining — the use of tools to evaluate events and determine flow patterns (processes) and bottlenecks.  Recently a group of university people announced the free availability of Nirdizati — an Alpha release of a predictive monitoring tool that individuals and organizations can experiment with.  http://nirdizati.cs.ut.ee  Use of…

  • Meta-Process Analysis

    I’ve begun to talk about what I’ve decided to term “meta-process analysis.”  By meta process analysis I mean the analysis of a generic or abstract process — usually a specific type of process like an auto production line process, or a retail store sales process.  The focus of the analysis is to describe ways in…

  • Portugal in May

    I’m getting excited about the upcoming BPM Conference in Lisbon on May 25th.  The conference is going to focus on the impact of AI and Cognitive Technologies on Business Process Change and I’ve been asked to keynote it.  (For more information on the conference, please check:  lisbon.bpmconferenceportugal.com ) I happen to think that Ai and…

  • April 2017

    Dear BPTrends Member: We are proud to announce that our sister company, BPTrends Associates been named one of the top 20 most prominent BPM Solution providers of 2017 by CIO Review. You can read the article and learn more here. This year we are again proud to support the IRM UK BPM Conference, co-located with…

  • Harmon on BPM: Business Process Architectures

    Paul Harmon says that “Words decay with use.” In his Column this month he explores the various definitions of Business Architecture that have evolved over the years.

  • Process Improvement: Sole Survivor: How to be Successful as a One-Person BPM Shop

    Alan Ramias launches a series of Columns the purpose of which is to suggest things you can do early in the game to get somewhere with BPM when there is only you (at least at first).The early Columns will focus on tactics for early success, as opposed to tools and methods. Read the first in…

  • How to Empower Knowledge Workers Using Cognitive BPM

    In this Article Adeel Javed, a technology professor with over a decade of experience with BPMtakes a look at how different IBM® Watson™ services can be used within business processes to empower knowledge workers in making better decisions.

  • Practical Process: Delivering artifacts, not value?

    Roger Tregear asserts that it proves to be easy for those closely involved in the theory and practice of process-based management to confuse the delivery of nicely crafted artifacts with delivering real value. In his Column this month he provides a sequence of questions for analysis that will help you avoid that problem

  • Seven Pitfalls of Process Automation

    Aparna Raja, Digital Marketing Specialist at KissFLOW defines the 7 pitfalls of Process Automation and how to avoid them.