yEd is a free and effective alternative to MS Visio. Visio is a great program for process mapping but it’s expensive and hard to learn. If you want something that is just as good if not better than Visio, then you should be looking at yEd. You might not have heard of yEd. The company […]
There is a mountain of printed and digital information about Business Process Management available – not all of it is relevant or accurate. BPM and FBM (Flexible Business Management) is one of those topics where a little of the wrong information could be more damaging than no information at all. For that reason this section of the website contains an ongoing collection of links to well produced and useful content including books, people to watch, sites, white papers and so on.
None of the material posted here is mine. For that, you can visit the video and articles section of the site.
We all use email as a primary means of business communication. And we all know we do it to excess. The average manager receives 200 emails per day and spends 13 hours per week on email. Of those 200 less than an estimated 10% are relevant and useful. No, this is not another email rant. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]