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You can't improve collaborative human work unless you can see it.  In other words, you need a means of visualizing what is going on before you can even start to standardize then manage work with an eye to making it... Read More..
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Traditionally, the worlds of project management and process management have focused on different areas.  Managers who use project planning techniques are strong on forecasting and monitoring the allocation of people to tasks and the resulting costs.  Managers who prefer process-oriented... Read More..
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In the last post I explained why HIM Activities provide a way to capture, maintain and re-use knowledge gained during execution of work items.  Here I'll give an example to illustrate.Consider a project to set up a new government organization. ... Read More..
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In my last post, I asked what an Activity actually produces?  Is there anything else than the expected outputs that come from doing a particular piece of work?The answer, of course, is that knowledge also arises from doing an Activity... Read More..
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In th next few posts, I will look at Activities in HIM.  For now, I'd like to offer regular readers of this blog a (hopefully thought-provoking) question to mull over.In most descriptions of business processes, Activities are described as a... Read More..
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At this point in the series on the new process modelling, it might be helpful to have a reminder of why it is important.For each piece of work, do you do the same tasks, in the same order? Do you... Read More..
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I entered the IT industry in the mid-1980s, at a time when developers were just starting to transition en masse from procedural to object-oriented languages.  Some people saw the advantages immediately, but others found it hard to get their heads... Read More..
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In my last entry about object-oriented process modelling, I described HIM Roles and started to explain why they are nothing like swim lanes in procedural notations such as BPMN and the UML.In this post I'll look at another crucial difference. ... Read More..
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People new to object-oriented process modelling often confuse HIM Roles with swim lanes in procedural notations such as BPMN and the UML.  This is an easy mistake to make, since at first glance, both appear to be a way of... Read More..
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In this blog series, I am describing a new, object-oriented approach to process description, that dispels the "Coordination Fog" around workplace collaboration (see Peter Denning's columns of March and September 2011 in "Communications of the ACM").Project management and workflow systems... Read More..
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Keith Harrison-Broninski cuts through the hype in his hands-on guide to where enterprise IT is really going

Keith Harrison-Broninski

Keith Harrison-Broninski is a researcher, writer, keynote speaker, software architect and consultant working at the forefront of the IT and business worlds.

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