Category Archives: Decision Making

The Nature of Strategic Decision Making


Much of what I read about “Business Management/Decision Making” seems to be written by folks who have little experience in business management. Business Management is all about Decision Making (but not only about decision making). The purpose of this article … Continue reading

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BPM Process Automation


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Closing the gap between strategy and operations – is as easy as A, B, C, D, E


Corporations need two pillars (ECM and DCM) plus three meta-methods to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage. Absent any one of these and the corporation is likely to fail at closing the gap between strategy/operations and operations/strategy. Let’s highlight these … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go? –  Part IV – Essentials for building, sustaining & improving corporate competitive advantage.


This article attempts to bridge the gap between operational methods such as ACM/BPM/CPM/RALB and FOMM and methods used to evolve business strategy.The mission of all strategic and operational initiatives is to build, sustain and augment competitive advantage. See “Theories of … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go? – Part III – Case Management Essentials


This article explores the contribution of three (3) methodologies to the effectiveness of work. The three methodologies are:  ACM (Adaptive Case Management),  RALB (Resource Allocation, Leveling and     Balancing)  FOMM (Figure of Merit Matrices). ACM (Adaptive Case Management) ACM builds on … Continue reading

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How Low Can You Go?  – Part I


I’ve been following /participating in various recent BPM.com discussions relating to no-code/low-code. Lots of posturing by vendors and product champions re run-time platforms they are promoting or using as well as posturing re process mapping environments they are promoting / using. … Continue reading

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Work, Workflow, Workload and BPM


Work as we know it today, is about to change. Most of us will soon have automobiles that drive themselves. 3-D printing already allows assemblies to be built that are not assemblies.  AI seems to be making a comeback and … Continue reading

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Process Improvement – Under the Hood


Here’s the deal . . . You are in a corporation that 1) “thinks” BPM, 2) has mapped processes, 3) has a run-time workflow\workload Case platform, where Cases have declared objectives, 4) has non-subjective means of assessing progress toward meeting … Continue reading

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Take it to the limit with BPM


The transition BPM aficionados are going through today, moving from neat-looking structured workflows (end-to-end processes) to arbitrary clusters of small workflows (process fragments) and pure ad hoc interventions, is proving to be a difficult one. It all begins with discovery … Continue reading

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Can your BPMs improve operational effectiveness and efficiency?


Apparently not, based on Wikipedia’s definition – “a BPMS is a technological suite of tools designed to help the BPM professionals accomplish their goals” The conclusion is easily explained. . . Operational efficiency, for sure, can be achieved by automating … Continue reading

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