Category Archives: Automated Resource Allocation

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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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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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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Beyond Case by Case Management


We know that Case Managers manage Cases but that is not the end of it. Cases often need to draw on pooled resources and when the pool runs dry someone has to step in and make decisions regarding which Cases … Continue reading

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Success Factors with BPM


If you are thinking about the potential benefits of Business Process Management or want to fast track your current BPM initiative, here are a few “must haves” for success. 0. “First the problem then the solution”, meaning no point mapping/implementing … Continue reading

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Are your BPM process steps being served?


Anyone remember the British sitcom “Are you being served” broadcast between 1972 and 1985 on BBC1? No one needs to ask this in respect of BPM workflow steps because rules ensure that soon as one structured step is committed, the … Continue reading

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Three-Tier Scheduling and why you need it for ACM/BPM


Organizations supposedly hire knowledge workers because of a feeling that workers generally know what to do, how to do it, who has to do the work, why it needs to be done, leaving where and when as run-time issues because … 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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Stop Reading Exception Reports! – Managerial Productivity Series (I)


Looks like we are into a new series at this blog. A good productivity improvement starting position is to eliminate waste, allowing executives more time to work on more interesting/important work. Corporate executives who spend a lot of their time … Continue reading

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