July 2019

  • A Gas to Liquids Generic Business Architecture

    Adrian Grigoriou, an executive Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Consultant, believes that a single page diagram, illustrating the core enterprise business functions and flows, is key for stakeholders to understand the enterprise and align their points of view. He presents the model in this article along with the benefits and instructions for how to use it.

  • Harmon on BPM: The Fourth Edition of Business Process Change

    Paul discusses the history of his landmark book on process change and explains the updates and changes to accommodate new trends and practices that readers will experience in the brand new 4th Edition, just published this spring.

  • The Agile Practitioner: Getting the Data

    Tom Bellinson asserts that “To understand what is meant by “long-range planning,” we need to go back to the traditional approach to product planning.” In addition to gathering evidence, good product managers should also be directly interacting with users and associated product stakeholders.

  • The Death of Process Mining?

    In his June Column, Paul Harmon mentioned process mining as a tool to assist process analysts and made a reference to the first “International Conference on Process Mining.” Mark McGregor attended the meeting and, in this article, he shares his insights and observations.

  • Practical Process: Measuring Business Process Performance

    Roger Tregear claims that if we aren’t measuring process performance, we aren’t managing processes, and we can’t know if we are improving them. Process performance measurement is a vital enabler of process-based management.

  • July 2019

    Dear BPTrends Member: Happy Independence Day to all of our readers in the United States, and Happy Bastille Day on July 14 to our members in France. This month’s contents feature the usual variety of BPM topics including discussions on the meaning of long range planning, how process practitioners use frameworks, and the highlights of…

  • Frameworks: Driving Value: Why Do Organizations Use Frameworks?

    Holly Lyke Ho Gland, a principal research lead at APQC, finds that as business needs and the role of process practitioners continues to evolve, practitioners continue to find ways to apply frameworks to help execute their work – because ultimately, frameworks help organizations save time and improve the efficiency of their projects.