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 […]
Dilemma between automation and manual execution is always a challenge for correct management decisions. It is not easy to decide, if an investment to automate a process will bring sufficient benefits and returns, especially, on a long term.
However, decision here should not be voluntary. There exist simple and reliable criteria to clearly distinguish relevance of […]
Process is a certain sequence of actions aimed to achieve certain business goal. As such this schema has no immediate value. Value appears when a process runs within an intended business environment.
Process cannot operate in vacuum. To start and achieve its goals process requires a set of initial conditions, prerequisites and actors, which further interact […]
Continuous process improvement is regularly mentioned among top priorities crucial for success in modern business. Exactly this demand for consistent and directed evolution explains increasing focus of organizations on BPM technologies.
Continuous improvement is impossible without detailed analysis and elaborate business model in place. Only valid model, which covers all aspects of business, can serve as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most critical error typically made during digital transformation is starting it without well developed business model.
Digital transformation is seen by many as the key of success in modern business. Equally, many see it as the primary danger for an established business. Despite exactly opposite views, both these groups are common on one fundamental point. Both […]
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 […]
Question of relation between methodology and its subject area is quite generic. One one pole, every case is specific and deserves its own methodology. On another pole, nearly every case can be cast to any given methodology with more or less voluntary approximations.
If we use too many narrow methodologies, we complicate communication and mutual understanding […]
I always wondered how appeared strong association between BPM and low-code solutions. As the name suggests, business process management is all about business and its processes. BPM has no direct relation to code.
What is code? In general terms, code is something tedious, cryptic and poorly recognizable. In other words, something insufficiently understood. In IT context, […]