BPM should focus on people, not technology

Chartered Management Institute

The breadth and variety of BPM tools has never been greater, yet the increasing availability of tools has not increased the success of BPM projects. The biggest barrier to BPM success is so often human related.

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5 ways to avoid BPM failure

Chartered Management Institute

Gartner have identified 5 key pitfalls that can cause your BPM efforts to fall short. All BPM projects should have a clear idea about how to measure success. Starting BPM without understanding BPM - It's no good attempting a BPM project simply because a technology vendor has sold you on the splendour of their latest tool. BPM isn't about technology and if you don't get that then your project will probably fail.

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Reasons to Embrace Business Process Management

Lead Change Blog

Without proper BPM training, understanding the key components that make workflow management successful can be daunting. Leadership Development BPM process managementPosted in Leadership Development There is no question that in today’s volatile economy, extreme business-cycle fluctuations can occur often. With proper business process management implementation, you’ll have the ability to manage an array of business changes that constantly transpire.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Black Belts" Brad Power Business Process Management (BPM) Chemical company Air Products four process improvement "religions" General Electric Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts Kaizen Lean Lean "senseis" Lean Enterprise Institute Michael Hammer Motorola Shell Oil Six Sigma the Toyota Production System Toyota Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

When organizations want to build a process culture, they need to identify leaders for each process improvement effort—namely an Executive Sponsor, Process Owner, Project Lead and Business Process Management (BPM) Team Facilitator. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Today’s C-level executives understand peripheral management of their critical applications, data systems, and shared services is not an effective, efficient, secure, or financially-feasible effort and require more robust, permanent solutions for assimilation into their BPM.

Social Media Can Play a Role in Business Process Management

Harvard Business Review

Leading organizations are already using the power of social media to shape their business process management (BPM) agendas. Although the use of social media in BPM may still be in its infancy, its potential for increasing the agility of business processes — allowing for change in the early stages of product development, for example — is immense. Operations Social media BPMToday, organizations need to be able to execute at the pace of global volatility.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

When they set out to turn around processes that have become woefully inefficient or ineffective, most companies choose one of four process improvement "religions": Lean , Six Sigma , Business Reengineering or Business Process Management (BPM). In addition, Lean converts have a predisposition against adopting large, centralized IT solutions, which may cause them to ignore useful approaches from the BPM religion. Operations Productivity BPM

Macro Maps Help You Align Processes and Strategy

Strategy Driven

Shelley Sweet, the Founder and President of I 4 Process , and author of The BPI Blueprint , is a highly respected BPM Practitioner. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? Think about it: all professions (sports, music, art, entertainment, education, architecture, to name just a few.) have time-tested, proven processes that, if followed correctly, lead to consistent and predictable outcomes.

Managing a Remote Team: 12 Best Practices for Better Productivity

Strategy Driven

Maricel Rivera manages content for Comindware, a global leader in adaptive BPM and project management solutions. The remote and mobile workforce population is steadily rising. Even IBM adjusted its HR policies to accommodate remote workers.

Warning: Your best practices stink

Chartered Management Institute

Methodologies abound to help organisations achieve process excellence, be that through lean, six sigma or BPM. The notion of creating a constantly evolving organisation that is always seeking out better ways to do things is far from new.

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HR should be at the heart of process improvement

Chartered Management Institute

What is the problem is that you're changing the way people work, and making sure that two years from now, they don't go back to their old habits while also trying to circumvent [what they were told to change]," Elise Olding, research director, BPM group at Gartner. I wrote recently about the importance of placing people at the heart of your process improvement efforts and avoiding the trap of focusing on technology.

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Is Your Heart the Boss of You? | Aspire-CS


If their heart rate goes above a certain point (100 bpm for example) a quiet alarm would trigger. This is assuming that it is difficult to access these traits when one’s heart rate is 150 bpm!

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How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business Review

Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM). BPM reflected the interactions of different stakeholders, from product creation through supply chain to final assembly. yagi studio/Getty Images. Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies.

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Adventure Team Challenge 2011


Hearing my heart rate monitor (provided by our sponsor EKHO ) signal that my heart elevated over 152 bpm (target rate), Sue said, “Gary, you’re doing great!

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Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

Thus, today we have a number of process "religions": Statistical Process Control was followed by Total Quality Management, Business Reengineering, Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management (BPM, which emphasizes process management software). Organizations are overrun with improvement initiatives, from infrastructure overhauls to sales programs. And they often add new ones, spearheaded by new leaders who want to make their mark.