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Editor’s Letter - Business process improvement: The pace quickens
This article is part of the Business Agility Insights issue of May 2012, Iss. 2
Better Business process management (BPM) is an imperative today. Organizations are looking for immediate return on investment on BPM development. At the same time, they don’t want to be saddled with hard-wired process-improvement “solutions.”This issue of Business Agility Insights, a co-production of ebizQ and SearchSOA.com, looks at key standards and tools that can help business planners and system architects enhance process-improvement efforts while remaining flexible enough to adapt quickly to change. Successful, on-time BPM implementations hinge largely on strategic use of key infrastructure design elements such as Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 (BPMN 2.0) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). As our first two stories describe, using these standards and their associated tools correctly can go a long way toward ensuring smoother BPM implementations—and help avoid making today’s process management initiative tomorrow’s straitjacket. Meanwhile, decision management can serve as another valuable tool in the ...
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Features in this issue
The updated process modeling standard continues to evolve—as does the debate about its advantages and disadvantages.
BPEL’s role as Web services orchestrator seems assured, but the broader spotlight has moved to BPMN 2.0.
Effective decision management can create serious competitive value—but only if those decisions lead to quantifiable business benefits
Columns in this issue
Learn what the most effective strategies are for implementing business process management (BPM) technologies.