Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Organizations deploy automation technologies as the primary resource in their Business Process Management. Fortunately, today’s business leaders have numerous technologies and solutions available in order to effectively manage and integrate their entire enterprise.

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. THE "BEST OF PROCESS MANAGEMENT" - FROM THE SIX DISCIPLINES BLOG. Managing Alignment As A Process. External Resources On Managing Processes. Business Process Management articles (BPM Institute) (Oct 2011). RESULTS FROM LAST MONTH'S QUICKSTUDY SURVEY : Process Innovation. How well your organization manages risk has a profound effect on how consistent and predictable your results will be.

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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). They try to institutionalize process improvement — that is, put in place the right mechanisms in their management systems so that their business processes don't become grossly unproductive in the future.

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business Review

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. 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). That makes it imperative to start thinking about how management will be changed by the most impactful information technology of our time: cloud computing. yagi studio/Getty Images.

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Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

The result: Employees get confused and cynical (senior management's "flavor of the month"). 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.