February 2020

  • The Agile Practitioner: Business Process in an Agile Age

    Tom cites a quote from The Agile Manifesto which states that the definition of Agile is “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” a phrase that he finds confusing. In this Column, he relates his efforts to uncover its meaning and shares his discovery with our readers.

  • February 2020

    ANNOUNCING our 8th consecutive STATE OF BPM REPORT – 2020. This comprehensive  Report builds on our previous Reports and includes additional information based on NEW developments in the field of BPM. Plus, it contains 2 NEW FEATURES – a NEW section on BPM Software Tools and a NEW section on Thoughts from BPM Thought Leaders. Take…

  • Southbeach Notation: Its Semantics and Case Study

    This article, describes Southbeach Notation which is rooted in the principles of Triz. The article, written by Howard Smith, a frequent contributor to BPTrends, explains why Southbeach was developed and outlines the design goals for its specification and subsequent software implementation. A case study is included which illustrates how the use of Southbeach, in conjunction…

  • 12 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain

    Tobias Foster, a marketing manager and a content creator at the Assignment Help UK, is well-aware that supply chain managers have to stay up to date with cutting-edge trends in order to make their businesses more productive. The only way to do this is to learn the best industry practices. Read his 12 practical tips…

  • Practical Process: Umbrella Thinking

    In seeking to better manage and improve business processes, we are often focused on elements of logistics and physical operation. Roger points out, however, that there are still many processes that require the involvement of people, i.e. human processes that are critical to overall performance. Roger suggests that we should incorporate human elements as well…

  • Business Rules Solutions: Introducing Business Knowledge Blueprints: Achieving Shared Understanding Using Concept Models

    A business knowledge blueprint, whose core component is a concept model, permits you to deeply analyze your concepts, your vocabulary, and your business knowledge. In this month’s Column, Ron explains all the critical reasons you need that blueprint.

  • Harmon on BPM: Artificial Intelligence–Some Recent Developments

    This month, Paul explores some recent developments in AI which he believes is the most popular technology today. To keep readers up to date, he decided to do a review featuring some recent announcements. Read further to learn more about what he learned.