Business Process Management


The insurance industry is experiencing a major shift in market behavior. Whether this becomes a perfect storm for failure or a new growth opportunity will depend on the insurer’s ability to respond to the sea change. Check out my latest article in CMSWire where I look at the challenges insurers are facing, whether they are a duck, a gekko or an elephant 🙂

How Adaptive Case Management Transforms the Customer Experience

It’s Oscar season again and while Argo and Life of Pi walked away with the awards this year, I’ve been thinking about a past classic.  The Wizard of Oz happens to be one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies of all time. I will probably be first in line to see the prequel Oz the Great and Powerful, which arrives in theatres this month. Not only does my inner child love everything about the Oz stories, my adult persona believes there are important business lessons to be found there.

In this article I look through the lens of three iconic scenes from Oz to see how case management can help create great customer experience.   Read on at CMSWire my pretty

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shutterstock_50492266Alliteration anyone?  The mystery of delivering new services is getting harder for the CIO to solve.  Here’s a story about one CIO who solved the case using case,  adaptive case management.

A Simple Plan: How Case Management Helps Financial Institutions
 
While it’s no secret that lenders are looking for better ways to simplify, streamline and continuously improve the loans, credit and financing processes within their organizations, it’s not always clear to them what changes will have the greatest impact.

A few months ago I helped conduct a survey of North American retail banking executives to examine current trends in optimizing loan processing. We found that most executives are not satisfied with their current environment and see loan complexity as the major factor driving the need to improve performance.

A simple plan then to apply technology to remove complexity should be the answer. However, just as in the movie “A Simple Plan”* we can all appreciate that nothing is really ever that simple. There is solid evidence though that Case Management can make a significant impact.

I captured my thoughts in a series on CMSWire.  You can read more at
  1. A Simple Plan: Why Lenders Need Adaptive Case Management
  2. A Simple Plan: How Lenders Prepare for the Future with Case Management
  3. A Simple Plan: How Case Management Helps Financial Institutions Overcome Challenges

 Inspired by my twin passions for process improvement (using BPM and Case Management) and the BBC, here is my latest article on CMSWire…

Being Human: Why Knowledge Workers Need Adaptive Case Management

“If a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire can appreciate how difficult it is Being Human, so can a  BPM practitioner”  – Anonymous

How important is the human factor in driving meaningful process improvements for your business? 

I believe it is THE most important, and arguably the most difficult, aspect of any effort to improve performance.  I recently participated in an educational virtual summit aptly titled ACMLive that considers what it takes to properly support human knowledge work.  I share some of the ideas discussed at that summit in this installment of my ACM article series, and take a look at ways that  Adaptive Case Management is helping  Business Process Management (BPM)  practitioners  succeed with the complex task of involving people in process  improvement.   Read the enire article  at CMSWire: Being Human

Check out my latest article on process improvement. Inspired in part by the movie The Right Stuff, it’s a bit of a walk down memory lane.

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