Some of my best friends are BPM-istas! And evangelists-of-BPM as the second coming of application development. I say bravo! But then I have a few questions, such as . . .
1. How many managers does it take to build a business process in BPM?
“None. Managers aren’t allowed to build a process in BPM.”
2. So, how many developers does it take to build a business process in BPM?
“None. Developers don’t know anything about business.”
3. OK, then, what about business analysts? How many business analysts does it take to build a half-decent business process in BPM?
“Bingo! Only one! But the process will never get built — because no one owns the process and besides, IT-side validation is too expensive . . . “
OK, my apologies to the managers, developers, business analysts, architects and executive sponsors who are all feeling maligned now! I really do appreciate that so much has been achieved with BPM technology for real business results.
Step-by-step, that’s the order of the day!