BPM Straight Up - Separating Fact from Fiction Posts


2017 will be a year of tremendous change. Technology is poised for even greater wonders than in the past with BPMS, digital mobility computing, low code/no code application generation, Decision Management Support, ever broadening cloud capabilities, IOT, virtually limitless data access and storage, and rapidly advancing analytics.
What is OPEX?
Published: 2016-11-21
Columnist Dan Morris reaches out to his network to ask a fundamental question about OPEX: what is it?
Gumming up the Works
Published: 2016-10-31
Complexity is at least part of the root cause of most major operating problems.  While some complexity is removed by workflow or process streamlining, the real problem lies deeper than workflow.  At a fundamental level, ask yourself what really stops companies from changing their business operations and their IT application support quickly?
In this article, Dan Morris explores why digital transformation is an emerging strategy...
Technology is transforming businesses, says columnist Dan Morris. In this article, he says that this is an invitation to start thinking big.
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.  Increa...
I have been looking at why BPM/BPMS projects fail...
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? 
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?
Companies have focused on efficiency for over 15 years now. But are they making the processes effective?
Are you ready for the time when your business rules walk out the door? You could be at risk of losing critical business capabilities and you might not find out until it's too l...
Simulation vs. Iteration
Published: 2015-11-18
Simulation – can you really do without it? Today the BPM community is somewhat split about simulation vs rapid iteration. In the interest of full disclosure, for years I...
Leading on from the first part of this month’s blog,...
Collaboration is touted by many as one of the big breakthroughs in BPM. I agree with that position. It is a big deal in my opinion – when it works the right way. However, when it is not properly planned or supported...
Today, most of the efforts are often small but they don’t need to be. However, all are vital in removing problems that clog up the workflow and hurt the quality of products. They are important and must be contin...
For this particular column, I am asking you, the reader, to think for a moment about what role you occupy in business improvement and the role of BPM within your business. Each business is unique and each position within a bu...
How to Orchestrate BPM Change
Published: 2015-06-23
One of the continuing issues that must be resolved to deliver an ability to effectively leverage BPM and BPMS-enabled BPM is related to formal governance. Today, BPM is being used for larger and larger projects and BPMS suppo...
The Evolving Role of the BPM CoE
Published: 2015-06-18
There was a simpler time (a few years ago actually) when management didn’t really expect much of BPM and BPMS enabled BPM. Projects were mostly small and everyone was experimenting. Times were good and most of the experiments saved money....
Death by Iteration
Published: 2015-06-11
Most people who are involved in business redesign, BPMS (business process management suite) modeling or application generation know the wonders and horrors of design iteration. The wonder is that you can version the designs and keep trying new...
Most of us involved in business process transformation and business operation improvement start with the creation of an understanding of what is done today. Some look at why each activity (or at a lower level, each step) is needed – what...
Success is the goal we all strive to reach! But, what is success? Is it on time, in budget delivery? Is it being able t...
By Dan Morris and Rod Moyer This column is the second of a two part series on innovation. In the first column in this series we looked at a culture of creativity. I...
By Dan Morris and Rod Moyer Business transformation is based on creativity and innovation. Without these traits, any change project can only make small impr...