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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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How do you measure risk?

The first thing you have to ask yourself is, “What truly is the risk I need to measure?”  The biggest risk to any IT project is how well you measure risk itself.  According to Doug Hubbard, a leader in this industry. “The biggest problems or those with the  highest risk are the ones that get […]

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If a tree falls… a Comparison to BPM

If a tree falls in the middle of the forest and no one is around, will it make a noise? Please click on the following link to read the entire blog post –  http://www.bpmleader.com/2012/04/19/bpm-comparison-if-tree-falls/

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BPM and its 3 Letter Cousins

Just as business organizations are being swept over by the grandiose of Business Process Management (BPM), its lesser or equal known cousins have tagged along to share the limelight. They make appearances in BPM discussions and ring a ‘whazzat!?’ in the minds behind the twitching eyebrow. Allow me to introduce the 3 letter cousins of […]

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Top down or bottoms up? How do you approach a BPM project?

During a recent conversation with a potential client regarding the benefits of BPM and our approach to BPM, we got into a great discussion about when a top down, define the high-level activities and supporting activities, then align the company strategy to ensure the new or updated processes as designed fit  with the goals and […]

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Which came first in BPM: The chicken or the egg?

As a spin-off of the age old question “which came first, the chicken or the egg”, from a BPM perspective, which came first, data or activities? I think it is safe to say that both are important components of a process, activities need information to consume and produce and information is driven and developed by […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions and BPM

Recently I had a great conversation with a potential client regarding how BPM can help him make two departments from two recently merged companies more efficient. He stated that their systems are different, their processes vary and most importantly, they have two different cultural approaches to conducting business. My recommendation was the following 4 step […]

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The Problem With Software Definition

There is an amazing video located here that speaks to the root cause of software definition project failure.  The claim is that the number one problem is that TEXT IS AMBIGUOUS. Two words like the description below, can mean different things to different people, Imagine what problems 10,000 words could cause. So a group of […]

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Stop the “tech” talk, start with the business

Properly starting any BPM engagement has nothing to do with the wonderful automation technologies available today but more so with a clarity regarding the business objectives. It is easy to get swept up into conversations regarding the automation, workflow and integration capabilities that BPM tools now offer. However, without first building the best process models […]

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