On BPM and Dark Processes – Jim Sinur
Dark processes (aka shadow processes) exist in many companies and are demonized by many. A dark process is an unoffical process used to deliver results and not visible to management. The process folks are claiming that dark processes need to go away for companies to be successful with process efforts. I, for one, believe they will always be with us because there are so many forces that are there to generate them.
On BPM and BRE – Ryan Trollip
Adding to the confusion is the presence of rules engines and tools in other complementary systems such as BPM, ESB and analytics applications. Again it’s a case of selecting the right tool for the job. Yes you can operationalize business rules in many of these tools but you lose a good amount of the benefits attributed to a rules management system.
On BPM Maturity – Max Pucher
So starting to do BPM any other way than to define a top-down Business Architecture (which can be done for a single end-to-end process) and without using a goal-oriented, adaptive approach is doomed to fail. As much as you will hate to hear it, but if companies want to achieve process maturity, as a first step they will need to get rid of orthodox BPM software that lacks the embedded architecture capability needed for continuous improvement