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Dan Morris

Abandon Cost Reduction and Focus Instead on Growth

Companies need to refocus and significantly reduce their cost reduction frenzy. Was it needed? Yes. Is it still needed? It will always be a concern, but it should not be a major focus for some time into the future. Why? The world has changed and there are dire predictions for large companies.

by: Dan Morris
Published: May 15, 2017
Tags: growth, Dan Morris, Cost Reduction, business evolution


Dan Morris

Get Ready to Invest – The Future is Knocking at the Corporate Door

Before I share my thoughts on the future of BPM over the next few years, I would like to let everyone know about the PEX OPEX conference that was just held in Orlando, Florida.  First of all, it was probably one of the best PEX conferences that I have attended.  It was also crowded – lots of people, great networking, and great sessions.  It was interesting to see the emphasis shift this year... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: February 22, 2017
Tags: OPEX Week, Dan Morris, BPM, Innovation, OPEX Week 2017


Dan Morris

2017 is Shaping Up to be an Exciting Year

I continually run into companies that are at both ends of the digital and business transformation spectrums.  Many are really just getting started and others are well along the business or digital transformation roads.  All of these companies have at least one thing in common – everyone is uncertain of the future and the investments that will be available as the pace of change picks up in 2017.... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: December 17, 2016
Tags: Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, 2017, Dan Morris, change, ACA, regulation changes, operational transformation


Dan Morris

What is OPEX?

The place to start any discussion on OPEX is with the question – “What is it? What is OPEX?” To start with, I translate OPEX as Operational Excellence, not Operating Expense. That is the only easy part of any potential definition. I asked quite a few contacts of mine what it means to them and I got a lot of different answers. So, I went to the source of all knowledge – that’s right, the internet. If it is from the internet, it must be true. But on OPEX, there is no single source of truth on the internet or anywhere else. There are some flowery academic definitions that really don’t mean much and there are opinions that are more examples than definitions. So, what it is?

by: Dan Morris
Published: November 21, 2016
Tags: OpEx, Operational Excellence, Organizational Leadership, leadership, Business Transformation, Dan Morris


Dan Morris

Gumming up the Works

I have been working in both Business and Digital Transformation and it has become apparent that there is an often underappreciated underlying issue that is stopping many people from really delivering the level of improvement that they could. This issue is complexity!Think about it. Complexity is at least part of the root cause of most major operating problems.  While some complexity is removed by... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: October 31, 2016
Tags: IT, Dan Morris, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, complexity


Dan Morris

Digital Transformation: An Emerging Strategy

Digital Transformation is more than adding a Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) of tools, or putting in an ERP or even putting out an app on social media.  It is also more than a new website or even moving to leverage cloud computing or advanced analytics. All of these things are part of it, but they are not Digital Transformation. They are all more of the same with new capabilities. They... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: August 24, 2016
Tags: Dan Morris, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation


Dan Morris

Dare to Think Big: Why it's Time to Push the Boundaries of Business Transformation

There is a revolution currently taking place in business, writes columnist Dan Morris. What does this mean for you and the future of business transformation? Business Architects working with Business Process Architects and Enterprise Architects have an unprecedented opportunity to actually transform companies and deliver a bold vision of possible operations in the future.  Technology exists to... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: June 21, 2016
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Why It’s Time to Dust off Your Compliance Documents

I have been looking at why BPM/BPMS projects fail and what can be done about it for some time.  Over my years in big consulting I had to rescue more than a couple of projects – both for the companies I worked for and for clients.  Increasing the probability of success has been a quest of mine for a lot of years.  All of the things that I have found that can avoid failure have been built into my... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: May 31, 2016
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The Importance of Revisiting the Basics of Business Redesign

Reestablishing BPM and Six Sigma – the ideas that started it allDo you remember W. Edwards Deming?  Do you remember Michael Hammer?BPM has been around for the past 20 years and it has evolved considerably.  The same is true for the basic concepts of statistical analysis based continuous improvement.  But has this evolution been good?  Maybe it is time to review some of the basic foundation tenets... Read more

by: Dan Morris
Published: March 30, 2016
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How to Tell if BPM is Stalled at Your Company (And What to Do About It)

A great many companies suffer from stalled BPM – they are stalled on narrow improvements and are not progressing to transformation or farther still, to strategic alignment and execution. Is yours one of them?

by: Dan Morris
Published: March 1, 2016
Tags: Dan Morris, BPM


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