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  Workflow Download.com - Process Management Software Download Directory
Allows you to automate your current manual business processes
Helps you create and present work flow, algorithm, and process diagrams
Web-based software and hardware development lifecycle process management software
www.workflowdownload.com /processmanagement/processmanagement.htm   (104 words)

  14.1.5 Process Management
In either case, the arguments to the child process should start with the name of the command being run, but this is not enforced.
This option causes child processes to be reported if they have been continued from a job control stop since their status was last reported.
This option causes child processes to be reported if they have been stopped but their current state has not been reported since they were stopped.
www.python.org /doc/current/lib/os-process.html   (1680 words)

Process management is the art and science of creating and continuously improving the process of developing and delivering robust IT systems.
Methodology is the foundation of this pyramid, upon which process management is placed to formalize the use of the methodology.
Process management shouldn't be confused with project management, although there are some similarities between the two: Both have objectives, are assigned resources, and require several units of a company to work together.
www.informationweek.com /801/process.htm   (969 words)

  Business Process Management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Integration of software for process design to be used both for creating graphical representations of workflows and implementing and maintaining these workflows makes evolution of business processes less stressful, given that requirements are not as static as information systems.
Due to the complexity that this approach engenders, changing a process is costly and an overview of the processes and their state is difficult to obtain.
BPMS allows the full business process (as developed in the process design activity) to be defined in a computer language which can be directly executed by the computer (see Business Process Management standards).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Business_Process_Management   (1371 words)

 Process management - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Process management is the ensemble of activities of planning and monitoring the performance of a process, especially in the sense of business process, often confused with reengineering.
Process Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and systems to define, visualize, measure, control, report and improve processes with the goal to meet customer requirements profitably.
ISO 9000 mandates the process approach to managing an organization.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Process_management   (183 words)

 Process Management - Saferpak.com
One of the eight quality management principles on which the ISO 9000:2000 series of standards is based relates to the "process approach".
Process management is the only way to achieve these objectives with transparency, management control and accountability.
Process management is not another form of automation, a new killer-app or a fashionable new management theory.
www.saferpak.com /process_management.htm   (1363 words)

Process management is a concept that integrates quality/performance excellence into the strategic management of organizations.
Process management includes (1) process design or engineering, which is the invention of new processes; (2) process definition, which requires the description of existing processes; (3) process documentation; (4) process analysis and control; and (5) process improvement.
However, process management concepts are now used in all types of organizations to improve process baselines (safety, quality, cycle time, productivity, on-time delivery, etc.), as well as to improve financial and operational results.
www.referenceforbusiness.com /management/Or-Pr/Process-Management.html   (2431 words)

Only with the visibility provided by process management can end-to-end processes be understood, anomalies spotted, redundancy eradicated and inefficiencies eliminated.
Process management integrates everyone and everything once; thereafter, process design, transformation and experience take place freely and continuously, not as a series of infrequent, long-winded, piecemeal and distracting "integration projects" for each new process design.
The bad news is that achieving them requires a wholehearted commitment to process and an abandonment of the thinking and practices inherent in functional organizations.
www.1000ventures.com /business_guide/ebpm.html   (906 words)

 Manage the process, not the steps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whatever the process may be, process management means confirming that procedures are in place to ensure teams execute critical activities required to improve productivity and guarantee a level of control to best manage the organization.
Now that you understand the difference between process management and process steps and can create a framework to identify process steps in your organization, it's time to take a closer look at the general activities involved in process management and how they drive process steps.
Process design examines the internal and external workflows and processes that impact your organization and outlines a path to ensure all aspects of those workflows and processes are interlocked.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/architecture/library/ar-procsteps/index.html?ca=drs-tp4906   (2195 words)

 FreeBSD Process Management > Introduction to Process Management
The process structure contains information that must always remain resident in main memory, along with references to other structures that remain resident, whereas the user structure contains information that needs to be resident only when the process is executing (although user structures of other processes also may be resident).
Process structures are allocated dynamically as part of process creation and are freed as part of process exit.
Processes that execute for the duration of their slice have their priority lowered, whereas processes that give up the CPU (usually because they do I/O) are allowed to remain at their priority.
www.informit.com /articles/article.asp?p=366888&rl=1   (1693 words)

 QPR Software - Solutions - Process Management
Managing the key processes efficiently is thus critical to the success of the company.
Managing processes is harder than it may seem at first - mostly because these processes do not stand alone, but interact with one another.
Process orientation also contributes to a better understanding of the ultimate goal and output of the company and the individual's role in it.
www.qpr.com /Solutions/Process_Management/index.html   (741 words)

 Business Process Management (BPM) Software Solutions - Choosing a BPM 'Suite'
As the marketplace evolves, business process management vendors will get a clearer picture of what features and tools businesses need, but until then, BPM vendors can only project their own ideas of what companies need and want in their suites.
Business process management suites generally include tools with the ability to model business processes, link processes to human interfaces and manage the actual execution of process operations.
While most business process management suites provide the basics, they differ in the richness of their features and capabilities, including support for things like business rule management, content management, human interaction, and so on.
www.bpmenterprise.com /content/bpm_business_process_management_software_solution.asp   (1536 words)

 Linux Kernel Process Management > Process Descriptor and the Task Structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Because accessing the process descriptor is a common and important job, the PPC kernel developers deem using a register worthy for the task.
At this point, the kernel is said to be "executing on behalf of the process" and is in process context.
Upon exiting the kernel, the process resumes execution in user-space, unless a higher-priority process has become runnable in the interim, in which case the scheduler is invoked to select the higher priority process.
www.informit.com /articles/article.asp?p=370047   (1992 words)

 Business Process Management - Open Text Corporation
Employing over 240,000 staff in 28 countries, the METRO Group is one of the major commercial groups in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world.
By optimizing business processes your company can also more readily comply with regulations, and quickly respond to changing market dynamics and customer demands.
The ease with which this can be accomplished empowers business process owners to build and manage workflows with little or no dependence on valuable IT resources.
www.opentext.com /2/sol-products/sol-pro-business-process-management.htm   (265 words)

 Process Management
Effective Process Management is vital to an organization's long-term success, yet many companies put a low priority on getting Process Management right.
Not only will Process Management monitor and ensure Six Sigma gains are maintained, but it will help identify areas in which new projects are needed.
Process Management will enable you to maintain consistency with the "quality culture" in your company.
www.pivotalresources.com /services/processmanagement.html   (256 words)

 Business Process Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Business Process Management (BPM) -- the ability to define and execute business functions independent of applications or infrastructure -- may sound like a stuffy concept, but a few small companies are steadfastly clinging to it for success in a time when controlling company workflow is seen as a way of paring total-cost-of-ownership.
A process is thus a specific ordering of work activities across time and place, with a beginning, an end, and clearly identified inputs and outputs: a structure for action.
Organizations are assured of an end-to-end, standards-based, enterprise-scale process management solution that helps them move one step closer to aligning their technology to their business strategies.
www.fairdene.com /processes   (13993 words)

 Business Process Management
Business Process Management (BPM) has become one of the most important enterprise software market segments as evidenced by recent industry analyst reports, as well as a growing number of companies claiming to offer BPM software.
It is important to recognize that a process to an EAI system is typically measured in sub-seconds and their architectures are designed to meet that goal.
The ability to monitor the execution of business processes in real time, to analyze the impact of their execution, and to then control their execution in response to changes in business conditions is equally critical.
www.savvion.com /business_process_management.php   (2186 words)

 Amazon.com: Business Process Management (BPM): The Third Wave: Books: Howard Smith,Peter Fingar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now it's economic uncertainty all over again, and managers are looking to shave costs while still dominating their sectors-and Smith and Fingar want to give them the management tools to achieve that.
It aims to meet the needs of companies, including a means not only to conceive of new processes but to implement them, the alignment of processes with strategy, turning organizational change into an engineering discipline, and a "pervasive, resilient, and predictable means for the processing of processes.
For those executives stung by business process reengineering (BPR) a good place to dip in would be the chart beginning on p.108 that looks at the BPR advocates' reasons given for failure and the third wave perspective as well as the p.118 chart relating BPM to Davenport's Process Improvement and Innovation.
www.amazon.com /Business-Process-Management-BPM-Third/dp/0929652339   (2516 words)

 DocFinity business process and workflow management by Optical Image Technology Inc
Using BPM, organizations are able to manage key processes more effectively, use their resources more wisely, improve procedures and their efficiency, reduce operational expenditures, and measure performance at a variety of different levels.
Capable of managing complex processes that involve a multitude of applications, BPM is often deployed in mortgage processing, claims processing, and other enterprise-wide procedures.
Managers benefit from the ability to address document-related regulations, and both IT administrators and staff benefit from the ease of deployment.
www.docfinity.com /business_solutions/business_process_management.htm   (1445 words)

 Business Process Management Consulting and Workshops - Process-Centered Leadership - Applied Synergistics, Inc.
In a facilitated planning session, the Leadership Team reaches consensus on which processes are "critical," what the current ratings of these processes are, and who the process owners should be.
Participants include the process owner and up to five other individuals who are most knowledgeable about how the process actually works, usually process participants and customers of the process.
The critical process used in this workshop is the one that was previously selected by the Leadership Team for the pilot activity.
www.asiorg.com /asiprocessmanagement.htm   (996 words)

 Inbpo Service : BPO India :: Offshore Delivery :: Process Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Disciplined operations management is one of the key strengths of Inbpo.
Key ingredients are focus on Desk Top Procedures, formal process management, audit procedures, performance tracking and analysis, providing a feedback loop for continuous process improvement.
This enables sustained and measurable performance, scientific process management and a good platform for process improvements.
home.comcast.net /~kb.singh/coe-management.htm   (321 words)

 Service Process Management
These features allow the deployment of Service Management solutions to be successful from day one, and the scalability and robustness of the platform lowers total cost of ownership and increases return on investment.
SPM provides all the means required to successfully manage business processes in real-time and to be instantly alerted when events are about to occur. Read more.
Process Platform: Automating and managing business processes can be only as effective as the platform responsible for keeping critical processes up and running.
www.bmc.com /products/products_services_detail/0,,0_0_0_1805,00.html   (409 words)

 Process Management Software Solutions - Sciforma Process - Sciforma Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you are interested in using software to design and improve your critical processes and communicate these processes to your stakeholders, you have come to the right place - home of the industry leader in process management software since 1995.
Process Viewer offers your stakeholders the opportunity to view, simulate, and interact with your processes without owning a unit of Sciforma Process itself.
With the new optional Process Repository, you gain a secure, centralized, collaborative environment to support the design and dissemination of your processes.
www.sciforma.com /Products/Process/sp_overview.htm   (395 words)

 Emerson Process Management - Fisher Control Valves & Regulators
The Continuous Catalyst Regeneration (CCR) process is part of a process used in the petroleum and petrochemical industries, which produces aromatics from naphthenes and parafins commonly used as motor fuel.
Emerson Process Management delivers time-tested and innovative solutions designed to help customers reduce plant maintenance cost, reduce capital requirements, reduce cost of regulatory compliance, and increase process availability.
This is enabled by world class products such as Fisher® control valves, regulators, instrumentation and performance services which are the most reliable in the process control industry.
www.emersonprocess.com /fisher   (177 words)

 Metastorm | Business Process Management Software
Business process management is so powerful because it gives you the ability to impact your most critical business processes — making them more efficient, more controlled, and more agile — thereby having a direct impact on cost, productivity, response time, visibility and profitability.
Report and analyze a process based on live process data — either at a point in time or time-phased over a period of time — to identify potential issues or areas for improvement.
And greater visibility into what is happening in the process combined with analysis of real process data being captured give you the ability to make the right process changes for optimum value.
www.metastorm.com /products/overview_index.asp   (892 words)

 Open Source Business Process Ontology
It brings together business process design, project management, requirements management, and business performance management (in the form of balanced scorecards).
Given that business processes will execute in a heterogeneous process execution environment, the need for a correlation approach becomes evident, which goes beyond the present thinking of standards bodies.
We are in the process of removing dependencies on this class with BMO Version 2.
www.bpiresearch.com /Resources/RE_OSSOnt/re_ossont.htm   (370 words)

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