Business Process Management Blog

Insights, perspectives and experiences from real world BPM

Automation of data driven processes

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Data is an indispensable part of any business process. It is simply impossible to imagine a process, which operates without certain input as a starting condition and without an output representing its results. In one or another form, these inputs and outputs are always associated with certain business data. A process is a flow (in […]

Why it is important to combine RPA with BPM?

By |July 31st, 2018|

RPA mission is automation of processes. BPM focus is on process modeling and management. If RPA is done without BPM, it implies unmanaged processes. Unmanaged processes are especially dangerous when they are robotic processes bare of any human control and supervision. Implementing RPA without BPM is direct way to erasing control in an organization.

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Why digital transformation is so important for smaller companies?

By |July 30th, 2018|

Major companies are not easy to transform digitally due to inertia of a large structure and deeply rooted traditions. Diverse IT landscape and distributed faculties make it especially difficult and expensive to migrate established business routine.

On the contrary, smaller companies can quickly transform their operations into digital field due to limited footprint and simpler workflows. […]

The key to managing automated processes

By |July 23rd, 2018|

Due to explosive growth in robotics and AI automated processes are quickly becoming an essential part of business. Wide adoption of automated processes creates significant challenges for business management.

Automated processes are both simpler and more complex to manage, compared to manual processes. Simpler, because automation is void of any personal attitude or bias of human […]

How BPM turns agility into sustainable business advantage?

By |July 19th, 2018|

Agile project management is becoming a popular practice, especially in IT development. It offers significant merit in splitting large missions into small sprints dynamically configurable across work teams. When applied creatively, agile approach may significantly improve business responsiveness to emerging challenges in dynamic economic environment.

Despite tempting benefits, agile management bears also significant business risks. Due […]

Hidden diamond: how business links crystallize an organization

By |July 17th, 2018|

Crucial and often missed factor of success for an automation initiative is careful evaluation of process interaction with other processes. As a rule, processes, which have excessive dependencies and external communications are especially difficult to automate. Complexity of automation may grow exponentially with the increase in process linking.

Overall degree of link density for processes inside […]

How BPM can help to cope with business complexity?

By |July 16th, 2018|

Predominant trend of business development in technology age is growing complexity. This complexity is not concentrated densely in any specific area, such as IT but is distributed evenly across all areas and aspects of business.

At certain stage it became evident that it is impossible to hold and manage growing complexity of business by traditional means […]

Understanding core business capabilities

By |July 11th, 2018|

Due recognition of strengths and weaknesses, ability to focus on primary directions and outsource side activities are crucial for efficient development of any business. It is manifestation of universal principle of separation of labor, which dominates economical development for past centuries.

Further deepening of specialization became even more essential with formation of global market and rapid […]

Biggest misconceptions about no-code BPM

By |July 3rd, 2018|

Simplification of business through IT is often seen among primary benefits of the ongoing digital revolution. Low-code / no-code business applications are considered as a primary way to facilitate digital transformation of business. Complex digital solutions are respectively seen as failures in delivery of this expected and promised simplicity.

This collision is not related to IT […]

How to leverage the gap between IT and business?

By |June 28th, 2018|

Lack of alignment between IT and business is often seen among primary obstacles to efficient business development. However, it is an exaggeration to literally associate IT and business. With all its power, IT serves just as a tool enabling business operations. As any tool, it has a complex inner structure, which ought not coincide literally […]