Caspar Jans

Caspar Jans

Senior Director Business Transformation at Software AG

Recent posts

  • Business Transformation

    Navigating the Future of Operational Excellence: Trends for 2024 and Beyond

    When we hear about "operational excellence," renowned companies like Toyota and General Electric often come to mind. But what exactly is operational excellence, and how crucial are business processes within this practice? More importantly, what trends in process management and operational excellence can we anticipate in 2024 and beyond? Join me as I take you on a small journey through…

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    Stay agile to manage change

    Over the last four weeks, I’ve shared my thoughts on the wonderfully underrated topic of management of change (MoC). I’ve argued that it is vitally important to have a firm grasp on analyzing, processing and monitoring the execution of changes throughout your process and application landscape. Why? Imagine spending considerable time and effort in documenting your applications and processes that make sure…

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  • Business Transformation

    Process modeling: Yay or nay?

    Is process modeling redundant? A necessary evil? Or a blessing in disguise? The reputation process modeling (or documentation) has enjoyed (or, better, endured) can best be described as a rollercoaster: A slow rise, a quick fall and a lot of ups and downs. The question is, do you still need it? In this monthly edition of my blog, I would like to jump to…

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    Business transformation: A multi-dimensional chess game

    Organizations are a lot like a chess game, move one piece and there is an effect on the others (expected or unexpected). Whenever you open a business newspaper (yes, they do still exist) or visit business-related websites, or even look at LinkedIn, one of the first terms your eyes will catch is digital transformation. I’ve said this before, and I will…

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    Take transparency to the next level with process mining

    If there is one technology topic that has taken flight over the last year or two, it is process mining. Where the more traditional field of business intelligence (BI) has been active for a decade or more – for finding and creating transparency in business data - process mining has unlocked the capabilities to take this level of transparency to the next level…

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  • Business Transformation

    Process mining takes transparency to the next level

    If there has been one technological development that has really taken flight lately it is process mining. Where the more traditional field of business intelligence (BI) has been active for over a decade in finding and creating transparency in the enormous amounts of business data, process mining has unlocked the capabilities to take this level of transparency to the next level…

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    Combining risk and compliance management with BPM

    Every day when you open the newspapers (digital or physical), you can read about data leaks, scandals and other mishaps that occur in the world. CEOs may not care much about show business scandals or political shenanigans, but there is one of these that should be high on their list of concerns - data security. Data security is just one…

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    Process Governance: Stay in control of BPM

    When discussing the topic of process governance with customers, partners, and internal experts, it always boils down to the following questions: What is process governance? Why should we engage in it? Who will be involved? So, this month I decided to dive a little bit deeper on exactly these questions. Management of change and process governance Before I do that, I’ll share…

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    BPM: Alignment is the word

    Over the last four weeks I have found myself involved in seemingly unrelated topics, all of these in the business process management (BPM) universe of course, because this is where I operate. When talking to our customers about: Alignment between business processes and IT application management practices Managing change Deep-diving into application lifecycle management (a “pressure-cooker” session!) Communication on business…

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