Posted by: Adam Deane | 19/06/2010

BPM Quotes of the week

On Process Efficiency – Gary Comerford

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings. They did it by killing everyone who opposed them

On BPMS Limitations – Alberto Manuel

Do you believe data stored in the data center allows you to manage your business processes adequately? Really? Don’t you agree that most of your data is useless for reports and dashboards with bells and whistle your BPMS provide?

On Organizational Decisions – Ashish Bhagwat

I wonder if all organizations actually realize that some of these non-reversible changes actually end up as the key determinant of the longer term direction that “organizational culture” takes

On the core of BPM – E. Scott Menter

Fortunately, BPM does indeed have a central tenet: returning control of business processes to the business. While business needs vary, it is a fairly universal truth that process owners and operators generally desire to have more control, and more flexibility, with respect to their processes

On Enterprise Architects – Sander Hoogendoorn

What might seem insignificant and trivial from an architectural perspective, might be complicated and elaborate from a developer’s and tester’s point of view. Or as Scott Ambler so eloquently puts it: everything works on a PowerPoint slide. And sorry dear architects, it just doesn’t, no matter how brightly colored and great looking your PowerPoint presentation are. Wouldn’t it be good if enterprise architects actually participate in projects to see in real life what these simple drawn decisions

On BPM Project Management – Patricia Bleasdale

He asked me, “Would you mind telling me your management style?” I hadn’t had THAT discussion in years, and the question took me by surprise. So I answered from the gut, but tentatively, “…I guess you’d call it: “Mother Hen…”

On Business and BPM – Chris Lockhart

technology is the easy part. Because let’s face it, if you understand you have a business problem and you understand that business problem, solving it with technology becomes almost academic. Almost. Because you still have that other massive, hulking, looming gorilla in the room: People.

On Unpredictable Business Challenges – Frank Michael Kraft

In Germany we have the term “Sportsgeist”. I don’t know exactly how to translate it. May be “Spirit of sports”. So in unpredictable challenges our sportsgeist is awakened. We want to win! We want to demonstrate, that we are champions. That’s what makes it exciting. And even if we don’t – we will try harder – or smarter, so that we will win next time.

On BI – Jonathan Gibbs

Being English has meant I grew up with an appreciation of cricket, and for those unaware of its finer points, cricket is also a statisiticians’ dream. Every aspect of the game is put under the microscope – averages for everything, cumulative totals, where an individual is in the batting line up, left handers v right handers, slow v quick, past performance by ground, opposition team, form of game etc etc. I’m sure Cricket invented BI.

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