Business process management

Human or machine? Who will handle process better?

By |April 9th, 2018|

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 and content

By |April 3rd, 2018|

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 and BPM

By |April 2nd, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]

Low-code BPM is the code of business

By |March 22nd, 2018|

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, […]

Think BPM. Understand your business.

By |February 27th, 2018|

BPM is not a new fashionable trend. BPM is not an IT solution. BPM is not a branch of knowledge. BPM is a form of existence of any company, regardless is it recognized or not.

Of course, a company doesn’t think of anything. But management does. Management can think of BPM or not.

If management doesn’t think […]

Business sense of automation

By |February 12th, 2018|

It is often believed that automation concerns replacement of humans by machines, in general, and by computers in IT scope, in particular. However, in its fundamental sense, automation is not an exclusive prerogative of computers and machinery. Rather, automation addresses a fundamental level of functional formalization of any activity.

Automation aggregates a knowledge about necessary artifacts, […]

BPMN.Sharp – Free C# library to create and publish BPMN diagrams

By |February 1st, 2018|

Primary features of BPMN.Sharp:

Full conformance to the latest version of BPMN 2.0 specification by OMG.
Import models from all major BPM vendors
Strict validation of the model according to BPMN specification.
Arbitrary scaling and zooming view of most complex diagrams.
Support of raster and vector image output.
Batch processing of multiple BPMN files.
Simple API to […]

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