Business process management

Most needed BPM skills

By |September 17th, 2018|

Cross-disciplinary architecture is among crucial and often neglected factors of BPM initiatives. Compatible multi-domain modeling is rarely available or seen as priority in BPM projects in favor of local automation tasks. However, exactly transparent and scale-able process collaboration across an organization determines long term success of the digital transformation.

The ability to capture a consistent view of […]

The best way to start RPA project

By |August 7th, 2018|

Although popular and widely discussed recently, RPA by definition is very limited technology, not a panacea on IT problems existing in a company. In this capacity, RPA is senseless and dangerous when applied alone.

Technically, RPA is a fragile collection of scripts, which are difficult to impossible to adapt on even slightest change in business environment. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is the worst practice in BPM implementation?

By |June 7th, 2018|

Perhaps, one of the worst and most deeply rooted practices in BPM is doing it without established methodology.

On most primitive level, BPM often begins as a set of diagrams drawn in a standard office package. When there accumulates significant amount of diagrams and process descriptions, the magic word BPM comes in mind and a company […]

First sign of failure in a digital transformation

By |May 17th, 2018|

Most important indicator of failure in any business initiative is an absent plan or undefined implementation process, in other words, absent business model of the expected change. It is especially relevant to digital transformation due to its complexity and wide implications on the whole business structure.

The typical schema of transformation is more or less similar […]