Last Thursday was the Chinese new year.
It struck me as a bit odd that there was hardly a mention of it in the BPM community.
We have representatives from across the globe.
India, USA, Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, Spain, Australia, Portugal, … and even smaller countries Tunisia, Israel and Lebanon
China, a country with 1,342,160,000 people, has no representation in our BPM community.
I tried looking around, but I couldn’t find any Chinese blogs on BPM.
I found a short article about BPM in China by Gartner’s Jim Sinur written a couple of years ago, but nothing else.
So I’m sitting here, trying not to look too ignorant, and asking myself: what am I missing?
What?… Is BPM a “western” methodology?
Is there a flourishing BPM community in China that we are not communicating with?
How do they manage business processes? Surely there must be a tonne of things that we can learn from them…
I’m not even going to try to be a political analyst, but looking at the USA’s debt, the unrest in the middle east, the European bankruptcies, and on the other hand – China’s economy boom… I’ve got a feeling that the balance of power will start to change.
One of my neighbours has a private tutor pop in a couple of times a week after school to teach his kids Mandarin. Crazy? Over the top? Smart thinking?
Are we sticking our heads in the sand? Should we be planning ahead?
After the British empire, the French revolution and the American dream..
Are we ready for the Chinese Dragon?
Enjoy your weekend