Now Available: The Bridging the Gap Toolkit

The Bridging the Gap Toolkit provides an actionable approach to leading and applying technology against core business issues of the organization. Technology is not a differentiator… but how we use Technology can be. The most successful organizations use technology to differentiate. But they don’t buy technology to differentiate, they apply technology to differentiate. The secret is in the application, and …

The Power of Business Rules

I’ve been applying a keen eye to Business Rules for a long time now. I find them to be some of the most important places where otherwise intelligent-seeming organizations loose their minds and embed rules so onerous they can literally take down even the largest organizations. Let’s look at a couple of business rules that demonstrate this. 1 – A …

The BPM Toolkit Series

I recently assembled a set of BPM toolkits from all of the process improvement work I have done throughout the world. These tools are derived from my personal experience leading process improvement projects and conducting process improvement training. These toolkits focus on different aspects of process management, from identifying and eliminating causes of work to innovating for market leadership. From …

Qualitative versus Quantitative Process Analysis

Assessment of processes and potential improvements can be done from a quantitative perspective or a qualitative perspective. Most process improvement methods are designed on quantitative assessments though many have adopted some qualitative assessment over time. An example of this is Six Sigma, which began as a purely quantitative approach to improvement but has adopted certain qualitative aspects such as Voice …