Monthly Archives: March 2018

Customized processes vs standard processes

By |March 30th, 2018|

Question of reusing standard process libraries always arises in an organization starting its digital transformation. At first glance, ready process sets might look very attractive to borrow and avoid complex procedures of mapping your own processes. On another hand, blind implementation of standard process templates will effectively destroy all corporate culture and experience previously accumulated […]

Difference between workflow and process

By |March 28th, 2018|

Workflow is an implementation of process. Process is a template defining structure, rules, objects and their relations in a business environment associated with certain business goal or case. Workflow is a concrete realization of process in given business context. In other words, process is a plan, while workflow is a sequence of business actions taken […]

Most critical error in digital transformation

By |March 27th, 2018|

Most critical error typically made during digital transformation is starting it without well developed business model.

Digital transformation is seen by many as the key of success in modern business. Equally, many see it as the primary danger for an established business. Despite exactly opposite views, both these groups are common on one fundamental point. Both […]

Alignment between business and processes

By |March 26th, 2018|

Business process management is a common term. But it is rarely questioned what sense bears each word in this combination. Does it imply to manage business with processes? Or to manage business processes? Or to enable processes managing business? Perhaps, nothing from above.

In fact, it might be silly to manage business processes, as far as […]

Is BPMN suitable for RPA modeling?

By |March 23rd, 2018|

Question of relation between methodology and its subject area is quite generic. One one pole, every case is specific and deserves its own methodology. On another pole, nearly every case can be cast to any given methodology with more or less voluntary approximations.

If we use too many narrow methodologies, we complicate communication and mutual understanding […]

Low-code BPM is the code of business

By |March 22nd, 2018|

I always wondered how appeared strong association between BPM and low-code solutions. As the name suggests, business process management is all about business and its processes. BPM has no direct relation to code.

What is code? In general terms, code is something tedious, cryptic and poorly recognizable. In other words, something insufficiently understood. In IT context, […]

Why BPM skills are in strong demand for a digital enterprise?

By |March 21st, 2018|

Three decades ago assembler was an essential skill and sure pass to newly emerging digital world. Ever since then, digital systems progressively grew in complexity, and programming languages respectively evolved with them to higher levels of aggregation and abstraction.

With present level of development in IT and digital business platforms, low level programming skills no more […]

Measuring ROI for BPM

By |March 20th, 2018|

By definition, ROI is the only measure of business efficiency and success of any business initiative, such as BPM. On most fundamental level the mission of business is to invest and return the money with a surplus value. ROI measures exactly this.

However, as with many generic and universal indicators, there appear a lot of confusion […]