Tag Archives: business process analysis

What’s your corporate IT strategy?


In the beginning, IT reported to the CFO because the main focus was on automating accounting functions, with, time permitting, helping other functional units to address their computing needs. None of the application systems were able to easily exchange data. … 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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The real purpose of a BPMs


I have a client who has been with us for years. They have been using one of our healthcare  products for Case management but somehow never got around to using the workflow management module. Recently, they started up a new … 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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Insourcing – Doing It the Right Way


I noticed the other day an article advising that the outsourcing trend started, in 2012, to reverse itself. Wikipedia cites various reasons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insourcing “Rising third-world wages, recognition that many off-shoring costs were large and hidden, rapid consumer product innovation and … 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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Selling 5S to clients – a No-Brainer for 5S aficionados


Here’s the deal. Anyone who has tripped over tools lying around and put out their back as a result knows. Anyone who has spent ½ an hour hunting for tools at change of shift knows. 5S (sorting, straightening, systematic cleaning, … Continue reading

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The final frontier? – ACM, BPM, CPM, DMS, ECM


First we had CPM, then, somewhat in this order, DMS, BPM, ECM, and more recently, ACM. What are these methodologies, what are their benefits, which ones do you need to manage your business, is there any overlap across the methodologies … Continue reading

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Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts


I admit to gadget addiction.  The latest catastrophe is a gyro-operated camera stabilizer manufactured by Ken Labs. Do not visit their web site ! – you will want one too and end up being out of pocket $4,000 or more. … Continue reading

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