BPM is a Discipline…

BPM is a discipline. It is something that you do.  It is not a product. Fujitsu put together a poster on Business Process Management. In it, they say ‘BPM Business Process Management is a discipline involving any combination of modeling, automation, execution, control, measurement and optimization of business activity flows, in support of enterprise goals,…

Monitor Your Processes

In an article by Adeel Javed @ Techlogix, Inc. | October 13, 2014 titled: Monitor Your Processes! He says… At the time of designing (and probably automation) process might look good and complete without issues. In reality some new issues, bottlenecks and/or opportunities might arise. You will not be able to resolve them or take advantage of opportunities unless…

PLM in the Cloud?

Geoffrey Moore expressed some reasons to move to the cloud – I will add some thoughts to a few of them… Offload responsibility for investing in and maintaining computing infrastructure Eliminate errors and downtime due to the virtually infinite variations in servers, storage and networks introduced via onsite. Avoid dealing with new software releases Offload…

BPM Failures

Rainer Ribback recently posted 5 reasons that BPM projects fail. All functions – no metrics Include the business and mean it Scope Missed adoption planning The ambiguous roadmap I will add my views on a few of these… Metrics – I have written about this several times in the past. You need to have an…

Justifying Your BPM Expenditures

Your BPM project must justify its price either by cutting costs or increasing revenue. This is about your return on investment [ROI].  If the ROI isn’t there, then you won’t get funding for another project. Cutting Costs On any large project, it is extremely important to define success. Management needs to be able to finish…

PLM & Engineering Rules

Document or file management means different things to different people. For example, if you work in human resources you would likely want a single location for all of your files.  Those files could be company policies, resumes, offer letters, etc.  You would need strict access controls so that the information doesn’t get into the wrong…

Thoughts on FDA Compliance

ISO13485 – This International Standard specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer requirements and regulatory requirements applicable to medical devices and related services. Any discussion about FDA compliance and quality management is ultimately about risk management.…