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

When properly executed, business process management efforts can enact significant process improvement across their organisations. 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.

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November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). SUBSCRIBE TO THE STRATEGY EXECUTION NEWSLETTER: Subscribe here. Six Disciplines Execution Revolution. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization?

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.

Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

But those leaders have had training and experience to succeed in a traditional organization with a C-suite at the top and siloed business units and functions under each executive. The Executive Sponsor and Process Owner bring different strengths to the BPI Project.

5 Early Warning Signals for a BPI Project

Strategy Driven

Let’s look at the stages of the BPM Methodology and identify early warning signals and then suggest some countermeasures that are helpful to get things righted again. Choosing a project where a single Executive Sponsor cannot be designated and it needs two to three Process Owners.

Do Your Business Process Metrics Measure Up?

Strategy Driven

Peter Fingar, co-author of Business Process Management : The Third Wave , then asks these measurement corollaries in his 2013 article “How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?”. Make Metrics Visible and Accessible – Having workers, managers, supervisors, and executives see metrics helps employees make decisions and take action. If only executives see them on a monthly dashboard, it is too infrequent, too late, and too inaccessible. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

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

I suggest starting with a small group of executives/managers who know the work of the department or division. (If It also gets executives and employees engaged in thinking about the big picture by process, and helps each one relate it to their own work.

Managing a Remote Team: 12 Best Practices for Better Productivity

Strategy Driven

One cloud-based tool that is especially useful for project planning and execution is Comindware Project. 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.

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

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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Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

An executive decides on a different and better way to do things, and prepares a sales pitch that goes something like this: First: "We need to change. 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).