Balance Process Agility and Process Integrity Choices Along the Application Continuum

Archived Published: 01 June 2011 ID: G00213265

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Gartner research shows ad hoc changes to business processes as the new normal. This report identifies important trade-offs that organizations must make between process integrity and process agility requirements in the context of their pace-layering strategy.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What Is a Business Application Anyway?
    • Business Processes Encompass the Work Activities of Organizations
    • Revisiting Process Agility
      • Ad Hoc Process Is the New Normal and Requires Increased Process Agility
      • Three Common Challenges That Call for Increased Process Agility
    • Revisiting Process Integrity
      • Two Types of Process Integrity
      • New Technologies Make User-Defined Process Integrity a Reality
    • Using the Process Agility and Process Integrity Application Continuum
      • Example: Financial Close Application
      • Example: Insurance Agency Licensing Process
    • Different Pace Layers Require Different Degrees of Process Agility and Process Integrity
    • Key Take-Aways
  • Recommended Reading
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