Posted by: Adam Deane | 23/04/2010

Top Tips for working in BPM

BPM TipsThese are my top tips for working in BPM

Tips for Process Stakeholders
1. Solve the business pain.
2. Process is no substitute for thinking.
3. Don’t forget your goal.
4. Make hard problems look easy. Don’t make easy problems look hard.
5. Use the right tool for the job.
6. Keep things simple.
7. Add value all the time.
8. If everything is equally important, then nothing is important.

Tips for Business Analysts
1. Don’t over-think a problem.
2. Start with what you know; then remove the unknowns.
3. It all comes down to a working solution.
4. Don’t over-think a problem.
5. Dive really deep into something, but don’t get hung up.
6. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Tips for Project Managers
1. Don’t try to do everything in the first phase.
2. Beware of scope creep
3. Complex problems require simple solutions.
4. Don’t try tackling a problem you don’t know how to solve.
5. The only true authority stems from knowledge, not from position.
6. The difficult part of software development is communication.
7. The only constant in a BPM project is change.

Tips for Developers
1. Understand and accept that you will make mistakes.
2. You are not your code.
3. No matter how smart you are, someone else will always know more.
4. Fight for what you believe, but gracefully accept defeat.
5. Your colleagues are your best teachers.
6. Critique code instead of people.
7. Learn to make mistakes.
8. Learn to say no.

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