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Using the daily stand-up to ensure burndowns are accurate

Confession time: I used to be a developer. And when I was a developer one of my least favorite moments was when my project manager would interrupt me to ask for status. My reasoning was something along the lines of: Hey, I’m actually *producing* something here. Can you leave me alone so I can get […]

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The Alignment of Six Sigma and BPM

Six sigma and BPM are both techniques to improve an organizations business processes. Read more to learn about how they can be used in a complimentary fashion:  

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to BPM Success

Like Dorothy, the Scare Crow, the Tin Man, and the Lion in the movie “The Wizard of Oz”, follow the yellow brick road for BPM success.  Please read more at –

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Two Common BPM Project Planning Patterns

When crunched for time, be it on a project, or trying to get to your next meeting, or preparing a RFP that is due soon, the tendency is to find shortcuts or whole-cuts, anything that will help reach that deadline. The trade-off is, you may reach a deadline, but what was removed or simplified? Please […]

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BPM and Back in My Day

Businesses need to adapt new technology in a smart and effective manner in order to survive and grow. Process innovation by leveraging current state models can be a key competitive differentiator.  Please read more at:

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Six Sigma and BPM Alignment

Introduction: Quote – Redesign is for innovating a process, lean is to remove waste from the process and six sigma is a technique to eliminate defects in products and services. – “How Work Gets Done” by Artie Mahal Six Sigma is a standard that has been successfully used by multiple companies to improve the quality […]

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Myers-Briggs and BPM

Can the Myers-Briggs personality test be adapted to a business process? After all, a business process could have predictable or unpredictable outcomes. It could be outward facing to customers or inward facing to the organization. It could be very rigid or allow for multiple variations. Read more by clicking on the following link:  

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Root Cause Analysis and BPM

My idea of root cause analysis is that it attempts to define the core cause(s) of a problem. The problem could be of any category, including personal health, mechanical, or business problem.  There are too numerous categories to define for a business problem, but the general idea is if you treat the root cause, you […]

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Starting a BPM Project

Starting a BPM Project So how do you start a BPM project?  There are many possible ways, from jumping in and doing to detailed, well thought out planning.  So when I posed the question to a LinkedIn BPM group, “When starting a new BPM project, what are the 3 key things to help ensure success?” […]

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