Category Archives: Operations Management

2016 Recap – Basic Requirements for Success with BPM


Once again, with minor updates/consolidations,  . . . . here is my list of basic requirements for Success with BPM. 1. Some of the work to be performed involves the performance of tasks in logical sequence. 2. The work will … Continue reading

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Funny how time slips away


It’s been six years since some of us started soapboxing about ACM vs BPM. https://kwkeirstead.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/life-beyond-corporate-silos/ I don’t see much of a change –we continue to see folks trying to shoehorn BPM into all kinds of initiatives where end-to-end “solutions” are … Continue reading

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How to achieve quick wins with BPM


Quick Wins definitely are the preferred business development approach for consultants compared to wasting time responding to RFPs.  Here is the pitch we have perfected over the past two decades.. How to Quick Start BPM in your organization Let’s face … Continue reading

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What’s your action plan for BPM for 2015?


We all understand that organizations need best practices and that, in the case of complex processes, these need to be in-line, not on-line and certainly not off-line. In theory, you can ask data mining software to run through your event … Continue reading

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Get Your Story Right


If you want to become a management consultant, it’s unreasonable to expect to ease into this the day after you graduate from university. It takes time to build up expertise to walk in off the street and facilitate strategy development … Continue reading

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Good Decision-making – The basics and beyond


The overall mission of any organization is to build, preserve and improve competitive advantage. Each day thousands of corporations start up in many sectors. Many fail and a major reason is bad decisions. The ones that succeed do so because … Continue reading

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Reach for the Sky – Managerial Productivity Series (III)


Once organizations map out and deploy their processes to an RALB run time environment where work is orchestrated by BPM (guidelines) and facilitated/constrained by ACM (guard rails), it’s time to face up to the reality that only 1/3 of employees … Continue reading

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So you think you can multi-task?


Before you say yes, check out the video.   Seriously, you have probably noticed that multi-tasking seems routine to some, yet very difficult to others. You may or may not be able to change the way you are, but here … Continue reading

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Case Management – Tips and Tricks I – Work Scheduling


Case management requires putting a sharp focus on periodic assessment of progress toward meeting a set of objectives. Objectives at a Case can be unique to that Case, some can be pervasive across multiple Cases. The typical scenario is multiple … Continue reading

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A Lean Horse For The Race


When you spend months justifying an initiative, it’s important to get a good start coming out of the gate. Projects are typically multi-dimensional. Each alternative can have different benefits, risks and uncertainties. When preparing an ROI, you owe it to … Continue reading

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