Category Archives: Operations Management

How do we get to Excellence from Efficiency and Effectiveness?


Efficiency is the easiest, effectiveness is more difficult. Achieving excellence requires all-hands-on-deck, in my view, and is therefore more difficult to achieve. One thing I recall from days at GE was my boss encouraging all design engineers to do daily … Continue reading

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Project Management versus Business Process Management


Rule #1 in the area of technology selection is “First the problem, then the solution”. Suppose you want to improve outcomes and you state your need as “workflow and workload management” software. Vendors offering project management (CPM) software will immediately … Continue reading

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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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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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KPPs and BPM


KPPs and BPM You are probably familiar with KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), but this article is about KPPs (Key Process Points). KPPs are wait-state auto-commit steps along BPM pathways. They have predecessors and successors like all other BPM steps. They … Continue reading

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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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