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Process Mapping 101: A Guide to Getting Started

Before starting, it is important to understand process mapping’s place in the larger context of business process improvement. Improving your process typically starts with documenting how it works today, what we call the "as-is" process. The mapping of the as-is process can be divided into two phases: the Discovery Map and the Process Diagram.It is the Discovery Map that we will focus on in this guide: who needs to be involved, what information goes into it, how to conduct the mapping session, and how to communicate your progress to stakeholders.

Overcoming Real-World Challenges to Business Improvement: How Continuous Process Optimization Leads to Topline Business Value

This Solution Brief highlights the reality versus fantasy of business improvement. It showcases how real-world incremental process optimization can be achieved to deliver real revenue increases and innovation. This paper focuses on the process improvement lifecycle and how Business Process Management (BPM), both as an approach and a technology, changes the status quo in order to put the power for innovation and improvement back into businesspeople's hands.

Enterprise BPM

The purpose of this article is to give some insights on what business process modeling means at enterprise level. Despite the fact that many initiatives start with a project based approach in a very limited part of the business, the investment is much lower and the success rate is higher when you start a top down approach. This article will provide a definition of enterprise business process modeling, and its main building blocks.

Automating Processes: Plucking the Low-Hanging Fruit of Process Management

Business Process Management can conjure up images of tremendous complexity, months of planning, committees, meetings, boxes, arrows and squiggles depicting business processes. While BPM can be that complex, it needn't be. You can move, and quickly, to pluck the low hanging *process automation) fruit for your company. This white paper offers some guidance, things to ponder, consider and act on as you contemplate how to automate your business processes.

To Know the Future Know the Past - The Evolution of BPM

This article will address the topic of the origins of Business Process Management (BPM) relating its origins back to Darwin's Theory of Evolution. What has unfolded over the years is that BPM has evolved in two parallel paths namely Business and Technology.

How to Structure Your First BPM Project to Avoid Disaster

Many companies have been able to realize significant value with rapid returns by driving process improvement with BPM. However, structuring your first BPM project for success is extremely important in a long term BPM strategy. This paper is intended to give you some helpful advice in order to structure your first BPM project for success … and avoid disaster. We provide 4 specific recommendations to help you and your organization establish a solid foundation for your first BPM project.

Seven Ways Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) Makes Your Supply Chain More Efficient

 Right now, this minute, can you answer these questions about your supply chain:

Guide to Process Rules

 The generic term "business rule" has been used extensively in a plethora of contexts, models, and domains. Everyone agrees on its importance. At the very core, the purpose of business rules is to capture what should or should not be allowed in a business enterprise.

Achieving Enterprise Process Agility through BPM and SOA

In this ITO America article by Razmik Abnous, youʼll learn how organizations are focusing on increasing productivity, decreasing costs, and attempting to build business models that allow them to adjust swiftly to the regularly shifting business landscape in days and weeks instead of months and years. To accomplish this, both private and public organizations need to look at implementing an enterprise process architecture that includes both business process management (BPM) and service oriented architecture (SOA).

SOA and BPM - Taking the Enterprise to the Next Level

It is unfortunate but most companies find themselves always trying to catch up with technology advancements. Like many others they are burdened by a significant investment in legacy systems (and the infrastructure to support them) and find it increasingly more difficult to justify funding to advance or modernize their world.
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