Posted by: Adam Deane | 25/09/2010

BPM Quotes of the week

On Aspirations for BPM – Scott Francis

Fair point that many people have or had bigger aspirations for BPM than what it has, to this point, delivered. But that kind of judgment of failure is very much in the eyes of the beholder. If we judge by other yardsticks, BPM could be judged a success. But let me just say, that success is no excuse for getting complacent. We should be striving for more with BPM – not less

On BPM initiatives – Clay Richardson

Most process professionals don’t have a good game plan for transitioning from departmental process projects to delivering large-scale process transformation. And others struggle to figure out which level of process maturity (i.e., which race) they should aim for with their BPM initiatives.

On BPM and Urgency – David Brakoniecki

In most projects I have been involved with excitement tends to be greatest on the first iteration. Ironically, real value is probably created during the subsequent iterations as a set of processes go through the iteration loop

On The Best First Process – Phil Ayres

“The Best First Process to Implement with BPM” is the one where you have strong buy in from the business sponsors and you can almost guarantee to yourself that the implementation will be a success

On Business-only focussed BPM – Tom Baeyens

In the past, the solution in the BPM industry was to broaden out to auxiliary functionalities such as simulation, optimization and collaboration. I don’t want to criticize those functions individually, but many BPM vendors even claim that you have to have all these in order to do something useful. I’ld say that’s smoke and mirrors.

On Dynamic BPM – Francis Anderson

Only once we have got the Business to be truly configurable, can the Processes that support the Business be truly configurable.

On Agile BPM – Mohammad Faizan

In an ideal world, the negotiated commitment should be the essential unit of Agile BPM software solutions. The problem with most of the BPMS packages implementing BPM is that they are built on the “command and control” framework used for structured BPM in which orders are given and expected to be followed

On the state of BPM – Thomas J. Olbrich

Sometimes I feel that the state of BPM resembles the level of X-Factor candidates – all show and no substance. But then again, those are the days when I close my eyes and dream myself into that alternative universe where I start to speculate about a world with BPM.

On BPM Environments – Ashish Bhagwat

A BPM environment comes with the expectation (not just promise) that the implementation will be modeling driven, and the platform would have handled the technical nitty-gritty and kept them abstracted out for modelers and developers


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