Category Archives: Process auditing

Process Improvement – Under the Hood


Here’s the deal . . . You are in a corporation that 1) “thinks” BPM, 2) has mapped processes, 3) has a run-time workflow\workload Case platform, where Cases have declared objectives, 4) has non-subjective means of assessing progress toward meeting … Continue reading

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Streamlining BPM Modeling – Reduce Initial BPM Process Rollout Time by 80%


The objective of modelling a BPM process is to test process templates prior to rollout to a production environment. Process templates consist of steps, sometimes interconnected in complex ways, where each step requires an indicated level of performance skill and, … 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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On Effectiveness and Efficiency


Every organization wants to be effective and efficient. Both contribute to competitive advantage. Let’s take a look under the hood to see how effectiveness and efficiency can be increased. Effectiveness Effectiveness means doing the “right” things. In a large organization … Continue reading

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What is BPM? – When will they stop asking?


I see under the group “BPM Guru” at LinkedIn that another “What is BPM?” discussion has started up. It would be interesting to know whether these postings are for the benefit of people who have just heard of BPM or for … Continue reading

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Success with job shop operations (Part III) – How to put decision support in-line


Welcome to Part III of a blog series on success with Job Shop Operations. We highlighted in Parts I and II of this blog mini-series the importance of auto-scheduling and orchestration (i.e. guideline) capabilities that come from background BPM (Part I) and … Continue reading

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Fixing BPM –in praise of process fragments


In the area of computer programming, “small” is a good thing. The major contribution of Object-Oriented Programming is to generate small pieces of code that are generic as opposed to being specific and that are capable of re-use and extension. … Continue reading

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“Post-Its” versus “e-mapping” for Process Mapping Initiatives


At a LinkedIn discussion group an overwhelming number of participants favored process mapping using whiteboards/Post-Its relative to using an e-mapping approach.  Pre-Amble Before we try to list advantages/disadvantage, it is important to define “process mapping”.  Process mapping means different things … Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to CRM


CRM has been more or less been replaced by ‘customer-centricity’ capabilities that are in BPM. The problem with CRM was lack of the ability to handle other than primitive workflows. CRM needed BPM but since BPM did not need CRM, I suspect … Continue reading

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