Information technology management

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 […]

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, […]

Why BPM skills are in strong demand for a digital enterprise?

By |March 21st, 2018|

Three decades ago assembler was an essential skill and sure pass to newly emerging digital world. Ever since then, digital systems progressively grew in complexity, and programming languages respectively evolved with them to higher levels of aggregation and abstraction.

With present level of development in IT and digital business platforms, low level programming skills no more […]

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 […]

Role of process frameworks in BPM

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Process frameworks are essential assets crucial for the success of any BPM initiative. Process frameworks represent natural enclosure to essential BPM implementation experience, which was already accumulated by other organizations in the course of their BPM journey. Process frameworks are composed of best practices collected by BPM visioners to facilitate and accelerate adoption of BPM. […]

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 […]

Robotic Process Automation: blessing or offense?

By |January 9th, 2018|

Robotic Process Automation is generally an acronym for software, which closely mimics behavior of humans when interacting with various computer systems. There exist several most common use cases for this technology.

1. It is commonly used in various test automation scenarios when it is necessary to reproduce hypothetical behavior of software users with system under testing. […]

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