This post is an extract of my recent post on BPMLeader.com. I just wanted to emphasize some points on it, if you want to read more about it, you can find the link in the post. You can also follow me on BPMLeader.com for posts only related to the BPM methodology.
Extract from: BPM as a Manager (BPMLeader.com).
“BPM can benefit organizations in many ways which can be chosen by priority by each implementer and which needs to be tightly coupled to their business goals:
- Centralize the control and management of the performance of companies resources be them human, systems or processes
- Create visibility of end-to-end processes spread in multiple systems and locations
- Enable the agility to rapidly adjust processes to react to changes in regulations or implementation of new laws
- Provide efficiency through automation and by removing white spaces between activities and tasks within a process and providing as well out-of-the-box functionalities for continuous process improvement.”
You can’t ignore it…
“Basically all companies are built on processes. How do you hire a new employee? How do you buy new materials? How to give out a loan to a customer? Is you stock finished, how to replenish it before it happens? All this are questions that have a similar answer: through a process; may it be formal or informal. A company will have to understand, document, know and master its processes (at least its core ones) to be as competitive as its competitors and to stay alive in their respective market. They will need to put in place a process (again) to review, document, improve, re-engineer, automate them and restart again this process endlessly. Each of the processes will have to be tagged with key performance indicators, turn-around-times estimates to measure the efficiency of the process and its executors (the employees).Ultimately a company should have all its processes reviewed through the process above and automated to benefit at most of the reviews and this will lead if done well to better productivity, enhanced revenues and profitability.”
How to BPM?
“In more concrete terms, BPM is about ‘workflow’ and ‘connection’. It is now time to explain how BPM is concerned with these terms. The proper implementation of the two with respect to the BPM methodology delivers orchestration benefits in the form of composite applications.
Workflow systems are designed to facilitate interaction between employees and systems of a business. Once designed properly, they operate efficiently to streamline business activities in an enterprise. BPM proposes a unified view of processes and workflows attached to them. In its process management methodology everything else surrounds “process” and this enhances manageability and eases flexible orchestration. This is a considerable appeal as systems like ERP incorporate several workflow packages to model all sorts of interactions in an enterprise. The shortcoming is that multiple workflow engines make management of workflows more difficult as they evolve.”
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