Reasons to Embrace Business Process Management

Lead Change Blog

With proper business process management implementation, you’ll have the ability to manage an array of business changes that constantly transpire. 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.

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. This software often allows companies to monitor process performance and implement changes in real-time, a stark contrast to days of yore when managers would have to wait until the end of the week or month to see how changes had performed.

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5 ways to avoid BPM failure

Chartered Management Institute

At a time when making our organisations more efficient has seldom been more important, business process management promises much. 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.

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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

The manager as coach

Chartered Management Institute

Whilst the improvement of process is a mature activity, with methods such as lean, six sigma and BPM decades old. Continuous improvement is one of those areas that no organisation can afford to overlook. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

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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. Note also that the Executive Sponsor role in a BPI Project will usually go away after the initial improvement effort is completed, although hopefully the executive remains as an enterprise BPM advocate. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

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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. 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. The post Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

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). How well your organization manages risk has a profound effect on how consistent and predictable your results will be.

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business

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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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. As such, this use of digital channels can become part of the process of process management.

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. This graphic shows the four stages of the BPM Methodology and the detailed phases of stage 2, the Business Process Improvement Project. Maybe this happens because the BPM professional staff or IT knows this process needs working on and just begins trying to improve it. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

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. Shelley Sweet, the Founder and President of I 4 Process , and author of The BPI Blueprint , is a highly respected BPM Practitioner.

Understanding the Importance of Business Process Design

Strategy Driven

Business Process Design is one of the most critical steps of BPM that needs to be designed after the proper analysis and detection. Business Process Design for strategic management carries significant importance due to the availability of specific interpretation. Properly assisting executives and managers of the organization in sustaining reliability in all the business processes. Process Management business management business strategy Strategic Management strategydriven

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.

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 With the managers: Begin with listing the customers – the people who receive or use the output. Explain how you built the first draft of the map with the managers, and what its components are. Shelley Sweet, the Founder and President of I 4 Process , and author of The BPI Blueprint , is a highly respected BPM Practitioner.

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

Aspire-CS

The manager let that person go due to business reasons. 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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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). Organizations are overrun with improvement initiatives, from infrastructure overhauls to sales programs.