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. Adi Gaskell is Head of Online at the Process Excellence Network.

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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

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. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) meant businesses had to succumb to the high-cost, untimely, and unskilled labor in order to remain in operations. Process Automaton.

Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

The question is, do your executives have the skills and experience to lead a cross-functional process focused organization? This blog focuses on how to motivate, engage, and coach the Executive Sponsor and Process Owner during a Business Process Improvement (BPI) project.

Macro Maps Help You Align Processes and Strategy

Strategy Driven

When organizations first start doing process improvement they use a myriad of ways to decide which processes to improve first, such as: IT bought some software and needs to install it, so let’s look at the current process first. An ‘easy’ process is chosen to start on.

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? have time-tested, proven processes that, if followed correctly, lead to consistent and predictable outcomes. Yet, the overwhelming majority of businesses don't use a process for doing the one thing that will lead them to becoming more effective as an organization: the "master process" for actually building the business.

HR should be at the heart of process improvement

Chartered Management Institute

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. 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. Adi Gaskell is Head of Online at the Process Excellence Network.

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5 Early Warning Signals for a BPI Project

Strategy Driven

Can you recognize the early warning signals that derail a business process improvement project? Many articles have been written about what makes process improvement projects fail and usually they list critical success factors. So reconsider if this is the right process at this time.

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.

Social Media Can Play a Role in Business Process Management

Harvard Business Review

Too often, old, legacy processes prevent companies from having that agility. Fortunately, social media offers us a chance to improve the communications supporting process improvement. Leading organizations are already using the power of social media to shape their business process management (BPM) agendas. Transparency has long been an ingredient of the success of process-driven organizations. Operations Social media BPM

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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Warning: Your best practices stink

Chartered Management Institute

Methodologies abound to help organisations achieve process excellence, be that through lean, six sigma or BPM. Adi Gaskell is Head of Online at the Process Excellence Network.

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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. A job like his used to be concerned only with things that happened later in the process, like launching and maintaining a piece of software. yagi studio/Getty Images.

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Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

New process improvement initiatives tend to start with some hype. Finally: "This may sound like process improvement programs that failed here before, but believe me, this is much better. Companies that practice process improvement have been victims of this hype cycle for decades. Fed by consultants, gurus, technology vendors, and academics, their enthusiasm for a particular process improvement method takes on a religious tone (as I described in my last post.)