Archive | Business Process Management

From business process management principles to business process in action, find articles  and short videos on BPM, improving cycle time, different methodologies, process mapping and business process documentation.

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yEd – A Decent Free Process Mapping Tool

yEd – A Decent Free Process Mapping Tool   There are numerous graphical programs you can use for process mapping.  I am often asked to give recommendations. In particular, I am asked is there one that is a cheap, or even better, free alternative to Microsoft Visio? For the longest time, I could not in […]

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Unstructured Process Management Books

Unstructured Process Management Books I have a bookcase with stuffed with standard BPM books. But all the books I have on for unstructured processes sit on a little pile on my desk. Here they are: Mastering the Unpredictable: Edited by Keith D Swenson The book is sub-titled: How Adaptive Case Management Will Revolutionize the Way […]

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Business Process Thought Leaders: Jim Sinur

There are very few commentators who specialize or even mention unstructured processes. One notable exception is Jim Sinur. He has some some interesting things to say on the subject. Here is a snippet from his official bio at Gartner. Jim Sinur Jim is a VP of research at Gartner. Gartner has this to say about […]

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Creating Agile BPM

Creating Agile BPM By: Fujitsu Interstage Business Process Manager I came across this piece from Fujitsu. It has been published a while but is still very relevant. Agile is a confusing and not widley used term. When you read it, you will see that they mean unstructured process management. “Organizations today need to drive growth […]

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6 Things You Must Know Before You Buy BPM Software

Business Process Management software is expensive. Implementing it can be lengthy and disruptive . Before you buy, it’s wise to make sure that the processes you plan to automate can truly benefit from this software. This white paper examines some observations from noted business analysts. Among them: When to use BPM software and when not […]

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Reducing Resistance to Improving Business Processes

By its very definition, improving business processes improvement asks people to change how they work with one another. Change is always threatening. When we implement changes to business processes we don’t want the vested parties to block or slow its adoption. So, how can we avoid or minimize resistance to the changes that come from […]

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Business Software for Process Management

Unstructured Process Management Software (SMB) You have to be careful not to be drawn into group “to do” lists or to confuse unstructured process management with project management. So, there are really few good products for this space. Here is my shortlist, although they all have drawbacks. Podio Asana Producteev Flow I am writing a […]

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How to Really Improve Teamwork Processes

Improving Teamwork Presentation I use this short presentation to help people understand the connection between teamwork and process. In particular, how our interactions most often take the form of unstructured processes. Watch out for my favorite image – the elephant in the living room. Teamwork: How to Really Improve Teamwork Processes Let’s say you lead […]

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Origins Of Flexible Process Management

How Flexible Process Management got started In case you couldn’t tell from the title of this website, I am a process consultant. Mostly clients  come to me because they recognize that they have a problem and see process as the solution. Overwhelmingly, they come with specific issues about documentation or process improvement. Either one is […]

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