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 »

Enterprise Task Management By The Worker For The Worker

Enterprise Task Management By The People for the People Enterprise task management systems promise to deliver organization, efficiency, and work visibility, however a common issue is that they also deliver a straitjacket for work processes, are cumbersome, and while they offer insight for management they are frequently just another system layer for the people who must work with them. Tagged onto this is the price tag, not just of the initial cost of ownership, but the ensuing support burden typically laid upon IT’s shoulders. Instead of empowering workers to respond and react to the business environment, to test ideas for... Read More »

The Human Touch, Process Optimization, and Platformization

Process-versus-Platform and when should innovation supersede process optimization Michael Schrage is a fellow at the MIT Sloan School for Digital Business, and I read his article over the Holidays, tantalizingly entitled, “Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms”. I bit and read it, interested to see where this would go, especially after having adopted the concept of viewing a business through a process lens. The main meat of the article centered around a UX tweak for a client, which proposed the provision of inventory data to the prospective customer upfront. The idea was that by showing inventory as in... Read More »

Sarbanes-Oxley and the Lean BPM Solution for Executive Fear

Karl Hindle is a former auditor with Arthur Andersen and Pannell Kerr Forster, and covers the issue of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and the Lean BPM solution for SOX using JobTraQ SOX Compliance: Your Own Bed or ‘Club Fed’ Sarbanes-Oxley was enacted in 2002 in the wake of Enron, Tyco, WorldCom, and a host of executives being arrested and forced to do the “perp walk”, being led away in handcuffs and usually hitting the evening news. Bluntly, SOX introduced real teeth into the world of corporate responsibility, holding the CEO and CFO fully responsible for compliance with the legislation, and threatening large... Read More »

Accelerate Process Improvement & Reduce the Burden on IT with the Citizen Developer

How Can You Speed Up Process Change and Deliver Control to Business Users & Process Owners? You lead a team in IT, tasked with delivering changes requested by the business operations team to several critical processes they work with. Months lapse, and as you sit in the update meeting, giving another spiel on why it’s taking so long, you’re starting to feel like a chicken thrown into a den of very hungry lions. Your sense of frustration is rising as you struggle to manage business expectations with your IT reality. Now imagine that same meeting, only this time you are... Read More »

What Makes JobTraQ Different from other BPM Suites?

JobTraQ is the Pioneer of Lean BPM and We Stand Apart from All Other BPM Solutions We set ourselves a huge challenge when we started JobTraQ’s development 13 years ago – the challenge was simple, but enormous: To create a tool which delivered 80% of BPM functionality for 20% of the cost, and which would be deployed in less than 10% of the time of a traditional BPM suite. Today, we’ve succeeded and have gone even further, with JobTraQ standing alone as a BPM suite that requires no coding or specialist skills, delivering the power of BPM directly into the... Read More »

How JobTraQ Puts the “C for Control” into DMAIC & Process Improvement

Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and finally Control – I was recently at the PEX Exchange event held at Pinehurst, NC, and was able to meet more process professionals from major Fortune 100 & 500 companies than you could shake a stick at. There were several common issues and themes which repeatedly emerged during my conversations and meetings with PEX professionals. One of the most notable issues was the shared experience of going through a process improvement project only to return later to find there has been degradation from the proposed solution, or even outright fallback... Read More »

Webinar: Empowering the Citizen Developer – Lean BPM Demonstration

Please register for JobTraQ Lean BPM Demonstration – Empowering the Citizen Developer on May 25, 2016 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1229502864025254658 BPM software is hard to define because it is the glue that binds business processes together, wherever those processes are operating; HR, finance, legal, operations, marketing, manufacturing, head office admin, and more. BPM is also universally applicable irrespective of the sector your business operates in too – energy, banking, insurance, media, oil & gas, law, fund management, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate & construction, logistics, technology, automotive, retail, government, and so on. JobTraQ is specifically designed to manage business processes... Read More »

Is Six Sigma Taking Too Much of Your Time?

Process Development using Six Sigma is too slow for an organization to respond to changing conditions Six Sigma implementations have helped save many business’ time and money overall, but as the process ages its benefit is reduced. Beyond initial implementation, process development in Six Sigma frequently takes more time than it is worth. The average amount of time to see Six Sigma changes have an actual effect on your organization is at least 4 months, according to Dushyant Thatte, and many have claimed higher lengths than that (Thatte agrees that the majority of the benefits don’t materialize until closer to... Read More »


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