BPM Definitions

This temporary page is used to keep track of various proposed definitions.  Please visit the conclusion page: “One Common Definition for BPM”   Continue reading

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Goldratt: the Theory of Constraints

Before BPM came Goldratt and the Theory of Constraints in the 1980′s.  This idea can be seen as the groundwork for most of the ‘process oriented’ thinking today. Continue reading

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Business Architecture for Executives

What is a Business Architecture and why is it important?  My challenge was to define this in terms that can be understood by a non technical business executive. Continue reading

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Should we focus on the negative?

The WfMC and many other who help have been trying to highlight the positive examples of both BPM and ACM by collecting use cases, judging the best, and publishing in compendia.  It was Socrates who said there is value in a focus on the negative:  he would rather be refuted than to refute another because being rid oneself of evil of harboring false beliefs is better than ridding it in another.   Continue reading

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The Business Capability Debate & Review

Roger Burlton from the BP Trends gave a great talk at the BBC conference about “A Process Centric approach to Business Capability”.  This was in response to a large debate held on Linked-In about “Capabilities, Processes, Value Steams and All That”. Continue reading

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Emergence versus Entropy in Management

Julian Birkinshaw professor at the London Business School had an interesting article in Forbes a couple weeks ago titled “Managing Complexity: The Battle Between Emergence And Entropy” which comes close to, but falls just short of, making a good recommendation for dealing with complex organizations. Continue reading

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Applying Complexity Science to Management

This session from the Global Peter Drucker Forum has a lot of gems about management in highly complex situation.  Many good hints on leadership for knowledge workers. Continue reading

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