Business Process Management Blog

Insights, perspectives and experiences from real world BPM

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 […]

Think BPM. Understand your business.

By |February 27th, 2018|

BPM is not a new fashionable trend. BPM is not an IT solution. BPM is not a branch of knowledge. BPM is a form of existence of any company, regardless is it recognized or not.

Of course, a company doesn’t think of anything. But management does. Management can think of BPM or not.

If management doesn’t think […]

Modeling foundation of low-code BPM

By |February 15th, 2018|

Integrated development environments (in short, IDE) dominate nearly every area of modern IT. Developers cannot work productively without a graphical shell, which accelerates routine code writing and wraps common constructs. Despite common belief of business, IT is the area occupied by low-code platforms.

Why these low code platforms of IT are not recognized as such in […]

Business sense of automation

By |February 12th, 2018|

It is often believed that automation concerns replacement of humans by machines, in general, and by computers in IT scope, in particular. However, in its fundamental sense, automation is not an exclusive prerogative of computers and machinery. Rather, automation addresses a fundamental level of functional formalization of any activity.

Automation aggregates a knowledge about necessary artifacts, […]

BPMN.Sharp – Free C# library to create and publish BPMN diagrams

By |February 1st, 2018|

Primary features of BPMN.Sharp:

Full conformance to the latest version of BPMN 2.0 specification by OMG.
Import models from all major BPM vendors
Strict validation of the model according to BPMN specification.
Arbitrary scaling and zooming view of most complex diagrams.
Support of raster and vector image output.
Batch processing of multiple BPMN files.
Simple API to […]

The value of BPM technology for customer journey

By |January 29th, 2018|

As such, IT and BPM are often exactly antagonistic to a pleasant customer journey. Customers, except for most misanthropic ones, naturally prefer human interaction instead of an IT system. It is enough to remember all frustration, which anybody had a chance to encounter at least once, while wandering across innumerous levels of auto-responder menu in desperate […]

Role of process frameworks in BPM

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Process frameworks are essential assets crucial for the success of any BPM initiative. Process frameworks represent natural enclosure to essential BPM implementation experience, which was already accumulated by other organizations in the course of their BPM journey. Process frameworks are composed of best practices collected by BPM visioners to facilitate and accelerate adoption of BPM. […]

Visual Knowledge Building in Visio and Enterprise Hub

By |January 16th, 2018|

Establish new standards of digital awareness in Microsoft® Cloud. 

Enterprise Hub® is an ideal platform to construct complex knowledge repositories of modern enterprises with unique visualization capabilities.

Standard tables of contents yielding familiar navigation trees and hyperlinks embedded into text remain predominant techniques to organize large arrays of corporate documentation. However, both these techniques miss meeting the […]

Low-code business platform: reality or a myth?

By |January 12th, 2018|

BPM solutions are commonly associated with low-code / no-code approach in IT management. But what exactly means the word “code” in this widely spread acronym? Programming code used by software engineers is just a technical language utilized to express business logic in a form understandable for IT systems. It is more relevant to speak not […]