Category Archives: Operational Planning

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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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 II – BPM Essentials


This article explores the contribution of a methodology called BPM (Business Process Management) to the “management of work” and lists essential features for background BPM services at Cases.  BPM is core to workflow. It also contributes, to an extent, to … 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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Big Data and Competitive Advantage


The link between big data and corporate competitive advantage Success in business is all about building, sustaining and augmenting competitive advantage. Given comparable infrastructure (Capital, Access to Capital, Land, Equipment, Tools, Premises, Staff, Intellectual Property/Knowhow, Current Products/Services, Products / Services … 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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Success in Business – Reach for the Top With ACM 360


Success in business is all about building and enhancing competitive advantage. Strategy “rules” – if you don’t know where you want to be, you won’t get there. No point evolving plans that don’t make efficient/effective use of scarce resources. No … Continue reading

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Your BPMs shopping list


If you are in the market for a BPMs, you may be better off looking for a BPFMs (Business Process Fragment Management System). Please don’t make this into a new acronym – we don’t need more acronyms with “Intelligent Business … Continue reading

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Closing the Business Planning, Monitoring, Control Circle


As specialty practitioners continue to focus on specific operational methodologies and tools and argue about which are “best”, the fundamentals are that managing a business is about building, maintaining and enhancing competitive advantage. Any organization that is not able to … Continue reading

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