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. Brad Power is a consultant and researcher in process innovation.

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.

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November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). RESULTS FROM LAST MONTH'S QUICKSTUDY SURVEY : Process Innovation. Download the QuickStudy Survey Results - On Process Innovation and Transformation. 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?

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. “It forces our internal teams to think about innovating faster,” said Mr. Jackson. yagi studio/Getty Images.

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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). Brad Power is a consultant and researcher in process innovation. Organizations are overrun with improvement initiatives, from infrastructure overhauls to sales programs.