Business process modeling

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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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 […]

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 […]

Relevant detalization for a business model

By |April 10th, 2018|

Real business models, as a rule, have many levels of hierarchy in diagrams closely related through diagram links. This approach is one of distinctive features of BPM, which up-folds a knowledge contained in individual diagrams to the scale of the universal enterprise model. Amount of diagram links and modeling levels usually associate with maturity of […]

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 […]

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 […]