Category Archives: Scheduling

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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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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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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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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Mini-firestorm at BPM.COM


The question of the week at BPM.com was http://bpm.com/bpm-today/in-the-forum/what-is-the-best-way-to-build-an-executable-process-model What Is the Best Way to Build an Executable Process Model? From a comment E. Scott Menter made on this discussion where he wrote: “Flowcharts (including IMHO BPMN) are simply not … Continue reading

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A framework for development of a Case Management Maturity Model


Case is a methodology that helps you to manage short and medium term business activity based on orchestration received from background BPM and governance from rule sets at the run-time environment that is hosting Case. Case Managers/workers usually need supplementary … 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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