Business process modeling

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 […]

Low-code business platform: reality or a myth?

By |January 12th, 2018|

BPM solutions are commonly associated with low-code / no-code approach in IT management. But what exactly means the word “code” in this widely spread acronym? Programming code used by software engineers is just a technical language utilized to express business logic in a form understandable for IT systems. It is more relevant to speak not […]

Convergence of AI and BPM

By |January 3rd, 2018|

BPM, at least in respect to process automation and process mining, is indispensable part of AI. Impact of modern AI methodologies is continually increasing over past years. BPM is, to considerable extent, a projection of AI into business process world.

Role of BPM for AI is equally important. Explosive growth of AI in recent years goes […]

Cultural identity of business through BPM

By |December 3rd, 2017|

There are many languages in the world: hundredths and, perhaps, thousands with dialects. Is it convenient? No. It would have been much simpler, if everybody speak, e.g. English (or Chinese, or whatever other language around). Would you like to abandon English and further speak only another language, just for the sake of uniformity and common […]

Steps to take before automating a process

By |November 2nd, 2017|

Before any process is automated, there must be done careful process mapping. Although the idea looks trivial and self evident, it is often ignored in vast majority of automation initiatives. As a result, true mapping reveals itself already after implementation. Surprisingly, it often has nothing in common with  original automation plan. This careless attitude to […]

Control of the business with BPM

By |October 21st, 2017|

Implementation of no code platform is a risky adventure. It was said a lot about glories of getting rid from an IT team. Nobody mentioned that exactly this irritating and in all ways accused IT team plays crucial role in control of the organization over its digital assets. And in contemporary enterprise digital assets often […]

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