Articles & Resources 2017-02-25T18:27:29+00:00

Business Architecture Essentials

Business Architecture Essentials: ‘Aligning your Capabilities, Processes and Business Information: Connecting the Dots’

In the sixth article of this series (I.e. the previous one) I described a business stakeholder relationship and business concept (object) approach to defining the capability map, adding to the business process architecture from article [...]

Business Architecture Essentials : ‘Developing your Capability Architecture: It’s all about being able to get things done’

In the first article of this series, I discussed the current interest in Business Architecture that has been brewing in the last little while and also discussed some of the frameworks that professionals have been [...]

Business Architecture Essentials: ‘Developing your Process Architecture: It’s all about your work’

Introduction In the first article of this series, I discussed the current interest in Business Architecture that has been brewing in the last little while and also discussed some of the frameworks that professionals have [...]

Business Architecture Essentials: ‘Synthesizing your Architecture’s Strategic Guidance’

Introduction In the first article of this series, I discussed the current interest in Business Architecture that has been brewing in the last little while and also discussed some of the frameworks that professionals have [...]

Business Architecture Essentials ‘Defining your External Stakeholders: Interactions, Value, and Performance’

Introduction In the first Article of this series, I discussed the current interest in Business Architecture that has been brewing in the last little while and also discussed some of the frameworks that professionals have [...]

Business Architecture Essentials – ‘Defining your Architecture Scope: The Role of Value Chains’

Introduction In the first Article of this series, I discussed the current interest in Business Architecture that has been brewing in the last little while and also discussed some of the frameworks that professionals have [...]

Business Architecture Essentials – The Business Architecture Landscape

This month I am initiating a regular column on the topic of Business Architecture. This sounds like a daunting task wide open to anything that one may choose to talk about. On the one hand, [...]

Perspective on Process

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Dear Manager… I can’t take it anymore!

I consider myself very fortunate in my line of business to have met a lot of very talented people, people who truly care about the business they’re in and the goals that the company [...]

A Great Work Culture Demands More than Fixing Bad Processes

I have found that the word “process” can have a very polarizing effect on people. There are those who like to follow a process and feel lost when one is not clearly defined for [...]

We Are All Millennials Now, And I Love It

Our recent article on how we, as process professionals, can fundementaly change our designs to better engage Millennials was featured in the Huffington Post Business blog. For many of us who has been in the workforce for [...]

Disrupt, Disintermediate, De-Layer, Dynamize

Just Published an article in collaboration with Doug Kirkpatrick, US Partner at NuFocus Strategic Group. The article was featured in the Huffington Post Business blog. All around us, we are witnessing a rapid disruption of traditional business models. The [...]

BPM: From Common Sense to Common Practice

Roger Burlton, President of Process Renewal Group, gives a broad perspective on BPM as he discusses where BPM’s roots lie, how BPM has evolved, what BPM as a management discipline is really all about, the [...]

Avoiding Risk Management Failure: An End-to-end Process Approach

Risk management is becoming more and more important for organizations today to better understand business threats and to ensure that these threats are mitigated. In addition, boards of directors and compliance agencies alike are pushing [...]

What’s in a Business Architecture

Introduction This article will outline the steps organizations must take to establish a business architecture to ensure that their bold statements of strategic direction are realized through the mechanism of business processes and business capabilities. [...]

The second Wave of Lean

Introduction Organizations everywhere want to perform better! Increasing customer demands, regulation and pressure on costs make organizations strive to work smarter. And if it is about working smarter, Lean is often THE hype they jump [...]