Information technology management

The role of BPM in the future of AI

By |October 10th, 2018|

BPM will become a key driving force behind further development of AI. Machine learning in business applications is blind without guiding role of BPM, similarly as a company is blind without its management.

Despite impressive success, AI is still in its infancy in respect to its literal involvement into high level business processes. Concurrently with the […]

Skills needed for digital transformation

By |October 4th, 2018|

The crucial skill needed for a digital transformation of business is the skill to transform business architecture. Surprisingly, most experts in digital transformation are fluent in digital aspects of their favorite platforms but cannot clearly explain and foresee its impact on business as a whole.

Too often digital transformation boils down to just implementation of certain […]

Lead causes of sub-optimal process performance

By |September 26th, 2018|

One of most evident but widely neglected reasons for poor process performance in a company is a failure to recognize a process as such. Systematic process mapping is an essential factor for efficient process governance and optimization of business performance. However, organizations often miss to distinguish processes they run and to reveal them as business […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]