Why No Code BPM Appeals to Business Leaders More Than IT Teams

No Code BPM delivers the power to create enterprise-grade business applications into the hands of business analysts The business needs to get work done fast, and they are charged with justifying the resources they use and the results they deliver with them. IT is tasked with helping the business do more with less, go faster, adapt to how the market works, and stay safe while doing so. There is a disconnect between the business outlook and the IT teams, but neither side is to blame: the game has been rigged against both sides from the start. We know that those... Read More »

Lean BPM Brings Disruption to Digital Transformation and Enterprise App Development

We call it Lean BPM, but you’ll hear No Code, Zero Code, Low Code, while from Gartner, it is High Productivity Application Platform-as-a-Service, and Forrester splits the whole No-Code/Low-Code niche into Low-Code Development and Mobile Low-Code Development. Confused yet? Adding even further to the confusion is just who Low Code/Lean BPM/No Code platforms are actually for is not really clear. The obvious distinction is between those app development solutions which require no coding ability and those which do. I like to think that the distinction ought to be between the various target users of the platforms, and whether they are... Read More »

Differentiating Between Low Code BPM Platforms

Low Code BPM has promised to deliver business apps faster and make the process of Digital Transformation faster, easier, and smoother. The problem Low Code BPM platforms have is that they are still largely targeted at the professional developer, and making their life faster, easier, and smoother. But, what about the business user themselves, such as a Business Analyst who can see the need for change and knows what that change ought to be, but cannot execute and change the process itself because the tools are in the hands of the High Priests of  Technology? The current state of the... Read More »

cfX Case Study: How Lean BPM Enables Automation and Organizational Visibility

cfX supports state housing finance agencies (HFAs) in the creation and maintenance of housing programs, including improving financial strength and minimizing risks. cfX has extended its service offering to include technology and software dedicated to HFAs and the challenges they face, including maintaining regulatory compliance in which process plays a key role. The Challenge In a heavily regulated environment overseen by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the challenge was to establish and standardize procedures to demonstrate the integrity of the recommendations made to HFAs. While the SEC cannot challenge the actual advice given to HFAs, the underlying process by... Read More »

The Role of Process in Emergency Management and Disaster Response

Hurricane Harvey tests lessons learned from Sandy & Katrina With cities deluged and under water in Texas, as Hurricane Harvey peters out on land, local and federal emergency response teams are being tested to their limits. With finite resources, and racing against time to save lives, citizens and emergency professionals must grapple with the basics of survival, and in this ‘process’ has a very important role. I recall as a young soldier in the Eighties, being sent on an emergency relief operation after a hurricane hit the Caribbean. I was personally shocked to find many, if not most, of the... Read More »

Transform or Die: 30% of Fortune 500 Will Not Exist in 10 Years

CMOs are ideally placed to transform into CGOs as they control the digital levers, but need to be Quants as much as Creatives Tom Siebel is CEO of C3 IoT, a former Oracle executive who subsequently moved on, created a business and made his money by selling one of his companies back to Oracle. Now he leads an IoT platform, and he caught my eye because I was flipping through Fox Business and saw the captions “Artificial Intelligence”. And “AI Dominating the Future”. Curiosity peeked, I watched the clip and listened to what Siebel had to say. Fox and cable... Read More »

Major Marketing Automation Player’s Domain Renewal Failure is Blamed on Human & Process Error

Marketo is a marketing automation platform which in late July had to apologize to customers over downtime. Downtime was caused because users could not log in to their accounts due to the main domain, Marketo.com had not been renewed. The primary domain is used for users to login to the automation platform, however a number of ancillary domains and services were also adversely impacted too as a follow-on effect. Marketo CEO, Steve Lucas cited “human and process error” as the primary culprit while hordes of frustrated users took to Social Media to vent, while the company pointed fingers at the... Read More »

Digital Transformation Myth Busting

Aligning Technology & Enterprise Architecture with Business Vision Working with companies in the mid and enterprise spaces, there are three major common themes that are continuously repeated: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Digital Transformation. Underlining this ‘Big Three” are the issues of security, application/usability, and how do we build an enterprise architecture which can deliver on the promises and opportunities created from them? Digital Transformation is rightly viewed as the essential, strategic prerequisite for how organizations will grow and perform in the future. How transformation strategy is implemented, managed, and used will determine future success. What is clear... Read More »

Accelerate Digital Transformation & Innovation Through Lean BPM

Beating the “Innovation Dilemma” and treating Digital Transformation as a starting point. Innovation is crucial to business performance and success, and Digital Transformation is the precursor to creating the environment within which innovators can thrive. The key point here is that transforming organizations into digital ones is a major challenge, and probably the biggest business challenge for the majority of them, however Digital Transformation is just the starting point and not an end goal. Digital Transformation is a prerequisite for future business success because it opens the door to innovation and the ability to break the mold into which so... Read More »

Business Decision Management (BDM) and BPM’s Innovation Intersection

Removing Subjectivity, Capturing Creativity, and Injecting Data & Facts into Business Decision Making We talk a lot about process management and optimization, and while enterprises and a sizeable chunk of mid-range companies understand BPM as a bedrock for digital transformation, there is a glaring gap in implementation. However, it is not simply lack of implementation or adoption of BPM that will hold an organization back, but the lack of an ability to standardize business decision making. Business Decision Management (BDM) seeks to deliver this standardization, providing decision making with a set of processes whose objective is to deliver consistency, and... Read More »


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