We had an audit a couple of weeks ago. The scariest kind of audit.
I’m not speaking about a finance audit or a government audit.
Oh no… much worse than that…
One of my colleagues brought in his daughter to the office as part of the “What does dad do” school project.
You know the feeling you get when your whole career is scrutinized and turned upside down by a thirteen year old?
Think about a whole TV crew coming in to film you. Worse.
… “so basically you sit and drink coffee all day”…. well…. basically…. yes
Now we work in software. Glamorise it as much as you want. We sit around clicking at keyboards and drinking coffee.
I remember when I was a kid and went to my Dad’s workplace.
I was taken around the chocolate factory for a tour. Lucky me. That day a tonne chocolate cube arrived and I was “allowed” to break a chunk of chocolate off.
That memory of me walking around a factory with a great chunk of chocolate in my hand has stuck with me since.
How do you explain BPM? I still found it quite a challenge.
After years in the BPM industry I still find it hard to explain what is it that I do.
I’m not talking about defining BPM. A thirteen year old doesn’t understand high level blabbering like holistic, assets, agile or efficiency. And unlike grown-ups they aren’t afraid to tell you that it sounds like hogwash,
So how do you explain BPM to a thirteen year old?