Process Improvement

A Portfolio Approach to Developing Workflows and Processes

Posted by on July 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

One of the common pitfalls I see with process optimization projects is that they tend to focus on a specific process at a time.  This may be ok when you are just starting out, or working with informal processes, but as the number of complex processes improves it is important to try and take a […]

Finding the Sweet Spot with Process Improvement

Posted by on March 22, 2010 at 9:10 am

Today while visiting a grocery (super-)store I witnessed a strange event in the parking lot where a couple of guys were “pushing” carts.  This is something I did in high school so it is a task I understand very well.  They had a 60’ plus train of carts along with a motorized device at the […]

Overcoming Obstacles in SharePoint and Ent 2.0

Posted by on December 2, 2009 at 11:20 am

One of my favorite general IT blogs is Michael Krigsman’s IT Project Failures blog.  Michael provides a balanced view with great insights into the failures of many organizations.  These are lessons that every implementer, integrator, or system stakeholder should pay attention to. In a recent post titled Resistance to change:  The real Enterprise 2.0 barrier […]

Social Computing – Communities

Posted by on November 16, 2009 at 9:44 am

I was very excited when heard that “Communities” was going to be one of the pillars for SharePoint 2010.  I think the Social Computing and Communities aspect is where SharePoint has the potential to really revolutionize business collaboration and computing.  Administrators and Developers don’t have to wait until upgrading to SharePoint 2010 though to start […]

Advantages of BPM/Workflow and Selection Criteria

Posted by on February 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Advantages of Business Process Management or WorkflowThere are countless advantages to using BPM / Workflow, but here is a list of the most immediate advantages: * Reduce Cycle Times * Better Process Visibility * Increased Accountability * Smoother task orchestration and hand offs * Process Standardization * SOX Compliance What processes should be selected?There are […]